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“Lots of fun”
Review of Tian Zi Fang

Tian Zi Fang
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Lots of fun”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

I went on my own on a busy afternoon of a public holiday. Would be better on a quieter day, when you could poke around the picturesque alleys and shops a little more easily. I really enjoyed it. Lots of coffee shops, arty boutiques and bars, and lots of fun. Easy to get to by metro. And more to see and do than Xintiandi. Perfect if you are on your own in Shanghai and you can just wander.

Visited April 2013
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Espoo, Finland
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“One of my Favourite places in Shanghai”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Tian Zi Fang is a beautiflul place composed of shikumen houses full of adorable little shops and restaurants. On weekend the little streets are full of life, even too full... That's why I love to come here on week days. The atmosphere is totally different during daytime and nighttime.
The prices of the shops and restaurants are little higher here, but the quality of the items is usually good, though.

Visited April 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Very photogenic.”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

First time we visited was in the middle of the day, mid week. The place was filled with tourists and not as enjoyable as the second time we decided to visit it. So the following morning, at around 9am, we gave it a try once more. What a difference! We took wonderful pictures, wandered the streets, and stay there for lunch. I thought that the place is somewhat expensive but also worth visiting.

Visited April 2013
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“Unique experience and so difference from other place”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

I love this place, there 's a lot of unique things to buy, the coffee place it seems so traditional, it is very different with the modern mall that lies everywhere.
If you want to have something different in experience, but classic or more nature to the old style, i think this is the place that you should be at.

it like travel through time and back to the oldies.

Do not worry, there's a lot of tourist in this place, so you wont feel secluded.

This is a place where you can hang out with your friends, and want to look for those unique items.
I cant remember the exact location, i just ask the taxi to drop us here.

Visited May 2012
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“Crumbling and evocative shikumen”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

This is a really fascinating place - filled with the flavor of old Shanghai. It hasn't been remodeled and rebuilt like other Shukimen in Shanghai. It's lovely to wander the narrow alleys and get completely disoriented! The restaurants were a bit of a disappointment - we tried three, and had no decent meal - and some of the shops are definitely priced for tourists... but in the end, the attraction of a place like this is the atmosphere.

Visited March 2013
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