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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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Good for quick look

Lovely to see some old buildings and lanes. Didn't buy anything though, lots of tourist shops. There are a couple of bars to shelter from the heat (or cold in winter)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely to see some old buildings and lanes. Didn't buy anything though, lots of tourist shops. There are a couple of bars to shelter from the heat (or cold in winter)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All you can do out there is look into shops that sell bad tourist junk. The only shop worth visiting was the Pottery Workshop with their exquisite one of a kind ceramics handmade by their in house artists. But even that is closed and moved to Shaanxi Nan Lu.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the small maze of shops and restaurants, lots of artists studios here. It is a place of leisure for the domestic and foreign visitors to taste the people's lives in Shanghai and to understand the multi-culture of Shanghai. Great place to shop and walk, drink and people watch.

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Nadi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

theres a fortune teller in here if your interested, another thing to see is the hand crafted candy shops (called Candy Lab), most shops contain same merchendise also alot of Thai food restaurants around.

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Thank Shannon083
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a pearl in the heart of Shanghai. It's accessible by metro. The stop nearest is Dapuqiao on line 9. The people are often open for negotiations, especially if you buy more than one object. They sell all kinds of small cute items and cool shirts

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really cool market for food, art, clothing...lots to choose from in charming alleyways and old style buildings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a maze with many small stores. The setting is very nice in the French Concession area, but I found the stores not to be very interesting. It is similar to the Houhai lake district in Beijing, but it pales in comparison. If you are in the area it's nice to stroll around, but not worth a special visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a lot of cafes and small shops, but nothing I couldn't find in a usual shopping area. I was expecting to see more interesting and unique stuff. Personally I dont think it is a must to visit in Shanghai

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an endless maze of small alley ways packed with interesting shops, restaurants, and pubs. I went on Saturday and it was packed with people like me-- just out for a wander. Also like me, many saw this place as a photographer's dream. Keep your camera handy to catch objects d'art or simply interesting views through doorways. A great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try to avoid going over weekends as you won't be able to move. But during the week an absolute must! You will find anything you're looking for and more! And not all the usual "cheap and nasty" some really great shops with great products. Also has eateries should you get hungry 😊 Give yourself a lot of time here to... 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.