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Tian Zi Fang

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Former French Concession
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Address: NO. 210 Taikang Road, Shanghai 200025, China
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Phone Number: 021-54657531
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Cozy Wandering Neighborhood

This is a fun place to wander, particularly in the evening when it is cooler. There are many little souvenir places to check out, some with typical fare, and other with detailed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

TZF is a place with a very strong culture feel of Shang Hai, and I love every corner of this place. You can just walk and take a rest anytime you want at a cafe or a bar. Souvenirs shop here are worth of visit n the price is reasonable too.

Thank Lovecharji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A tightly packed district of walking streets, lots of local artisan goods, foods and masses of people. Really memorable and fun.

Thank akselrod17
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place to wander, particularly in the evening when it is cooler. There are many little souvenir places to check out, some with typical fare, and other with detailed more art-crafted specialty shops. There is a moderate bar scene, a small farmer's market and quite a few options for eating.

Thank Susan A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit to see how local house used to be. Unfortunately it now only has stores, no more residents. I still like it better than XingTianDi, which only has expensive shops and restaurants.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely area with the best shops to buy typical Chinese souvenirs. Between the shops there are also some cozy restaurants and even it is a bit crowded and some shops repeat them self it is still a nice and cozy experience.

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Shanghai Region, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To buy little presents definitly the best place in Shanghai, better then the fale markets. It can be really warm and crowded but aside that, its a nice place to visit.

Thank balazs j
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to walk about and take photos of small alleys and old buildings. Though many things are expensive, including the food n drinks in the cafes. Entrance 1 is less crowded than 2 n 3. I reckon because 2 n 3 are closest to the metro exit.

Thank beargoh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tian Zi Fan is a collection of narrow alleyways that cover a city block or two. You can easily spend several hours here wander around looking into unique stores. I would not rate this as a tourist trap although some of the store do sell junk... most are interesting. The Eastern-most alley has several interesting art galleries and was my... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this location to do some traditional shopping. There's loads of shops to explore once your inside, you should start at one end and work you way through. Shopping malls are close by with lots of restaurants. Great if you want to experience the Chinese culture and buy souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tian Zi Fang is picturesque part of Shanghai where you will find a lot of artists, bars, craft shops and modern clothing shops. We really loved walking around in this part of Shanghai and felt sometimes like a little labyrinth … You will need around 1 1/2 to 2 hours to see most of it - but we only can... More 

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.