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“Gorgeous area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old French Concession

Old French Concession
Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China (Xintiandi)
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Modern Shanghai in A Day: Bund, Sightseeing Tunnel, Jinmao Tower, French...
Ranked #9 of 1,303 things to do in Shanghai
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A residential area of Shanghai once designated for the French, the French Concession is popular with tourists and expats, and appreciated for its cafes, tree-lined avenues, and tudor houses.
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“Gorgeous area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This area of Shanghai is a must for any visitor. There are lovely European style houses and shopping areas that recall a modern European city. Most chains can be found around here as well for the homesick. I also visited the M50 art area which I believe is in the French Concession and it was amazing. I could have spent all day there.

Visited October 2012
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Shanghai, China
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“Village within a mega metropolis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Wonderful section of town that combines traditional Europeon and Chinese architecture with tree lined streets. Mix in chaotic traffic and the result is modern Shanghai's most desirable residential area ( with prices to prove it).

Visited December 2012
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Pacific Northwest
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“"New" Shanghai”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Quaint streets and beautiful architecture. Too bad any essence of its prior history has been revitalized. In it's place are coffee shops and boutiques catering to tourists, expats and the nouveau rich.

Visited December 2012
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New York, NY
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“Awesome Walking Neighborhood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This was the highlight of my trip to Shanghai. This is a great neighborhood to walk and explore. The tree lined streets are beautiful, and there are a ton of shops, cafes and parks to wander around.

Visited November 2012
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“A "Most visit" if you are in Shanghai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This area gives you a flavour of the old area of Shanghai. It is also one of the more wealthier part offering exhibition and arts, that you may not see in other areas. You are likely to feel at home here quite fast. Enjoy and relax at one of the cafes/restaurants even thought it is a bit pricey.

Visited November 2012
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