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“Quaint Shanghai Attraction”
Review of Tian Zi Fang

Tian Zi Fang
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

I would say that this is a top attraction if you're completely new to Shanghai and have a rather limited time in the city. It's fun to wander through the maze of narrow corridors and browse all the small shops, eateries, and bars. But I would recommend a visit either earlier in morning or during a weekday and try to avoid weekend afternoons or early evening, as the narrow pathways can be easily clogged with people and you have to shuffle along with the crowd. I wouldn't advise buying souvenirs from the shops as they tend to be overpriced. The food is a little bit pricier as well, but there is a nice variety of food choices in such a compact area should you decide to have a snack or meal and don't feel like eating in the mall across the street. If you enjoy photography, this would be an interesting stop to snap some photos.

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

We have been here often for dinner and when we have guest in from out of town we normally come here for a night with them as well.
This is only one of a couple of places in shanghai with this kinda nightlife atmosphere, by this I mean so many little bars and restaurants so close together. The other more famous touristic area being Xintiandi.
Where Xintiandi is more polished and therefore more expensive, Tianzifang is more original, more rustic.
Easy to get to, take subway line 9 to Dapuqiao station and take exit 1 to Taikang Rd. It's across the street.
Have a drink in one of the small alleys or google the location of one of the many rooftop patios.

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

I had a couple of hours free in Shanghai so took a stroll to Tianzifang. It was as expected quite touristy and no different in some ways to any other market. It was however very pleasent atmosphere amongst some lovely old buildings. I doubt I would buy much there, not the sort of thing I am interested in unless I am looking for gifts. Lots and lots of great places to eat though even if they are a little expensive. I ate with a freind in a nicely appointed Chinese restaurant, again full of atmosphere and great service. I would certainly meet friends there for a meal again.

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Reviewed February 14, 2014

Honestly, it just depends what you're interested in. I've read some of the reviews saying it's a tourist trap and overcrowded and others that it's lovely. It's China, everything is overcrowded, so I'd take those reviews with a grain of salt especially from reviewers who are from Western countries who just visit here once (of course it will be crowded for them). Also, everywhere you go, there will be shops with sellers who will quote you 300x what something is worth. Just bargain down to 80-90% of what they ask you if you want to buy anything and then be ready to walk away. What, you can't live without that crap? That said, if you're in for a nice stroll through some cute streets with small cafes and interesting shops, this is the place for you. I like to come now and then just to people watch and have some good food.

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Definitely go to this area if you have time in Shanghai. The small, narrow streets are full of life, shops and bars. There is a lot of tourist stuff, but go for a walk around and have a few drinks. Very pleasant.

Thank Daniel B
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