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Tian Zi Fang

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Former French Concession
As featured in 3 Days in Shanghai and 1 other guide
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Address: No.210 Taikang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Interesting experience

Many small shops can be found, some quite unique. Strongly recommend the super fries that originated from Taiwan.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carrine T
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Many small shops can be found, some quite unique. Strongly recommend the super fries that originated from Taiwan.

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tianzifang is a great shopping experience due to the large number of small shops selling all kinds of goods. The prices are little more expensive than Yuyuan or other places in town but the quality is normally very good. There are also many chic restaurants to stop and have a bit to eat or get a drink. Make sure to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A smidgeon hard to find, but an excellent market containing hundreds of merchants & bars. Good ambience. A labyrinth of small streets & alleyways. Something for everyone.

Thank AJO1975
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Part of french concession. İt's interesting place to go if you like to shop, it has some antique collections as well. This place is packed with tourists. Worth the trip. Ask the taxi driver to drop you at "Tien So Fang".

Thank 247Carpe_Diem
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is like a maze, with multiple entry points but the easiest is probably the one facing Exit 1 of Dapuqiao metro station. One can find many small little shops here, selling anything from souvenirs to clothes, and even handmade customised crafts like dough dolls and engraving. There are also lots of food stalls amongst them, including some international... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

alleyways full of interesting shops, flowers, little bars and great place to see pretty buildings, try interesting snacks and have a drink. i bought some pretty bookmarks to take home and took lots of pictures.

Thank Janice C
Wuhan, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did you just come to China? By all means, go here! You will love it! The narrow streets and crowded, bustling markets will make you feel the way you wanted to feel in China: lost and in a familiar environment all at the same time. Have you been here a few years? Go, but don't expect to be blown away.... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a whole afternoon here checking out the shops, tea houses, cafes. The whole compound is of old houses, with stone facades & entrance door frames 石库门 some still kept their old wooden doors, a really vibrant, charming place. It's crowded as Shanghai sees many tourists from overseas as well as locals.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tian Zi Fang is a really cool place to walkabout. Lotsa to see & eat. There's a small little stall selling spicy tofu that's cooked upon ordering, yummilicious! Can't seem to have enough of it. There's a Tibetan cafe/ pub that's pretty interesting, the staff & boss are very nice too. Take note that it can get very very crowded... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tian Zi Fang is a fascinating small space teeming with many small souvenir shops, art galleries, and unique food stalls. This maze like space offers a taste of old and new Shanghai (people still live above the stores, we were told). You will never get lost for maps are everywhere. As an added attraction the liuli glass museum is only... 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.
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