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Taikang Road

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Former French Concession
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Amazing maze of shops

This was a great experience - weaving through a very cute and historic part of Shanghai. Would highly recommend going early to beat the crowds. The food stalls smelt amazing and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Rachael M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great experience - weaving through a very cute and historic part of Shanghai. Would highly recommend going early to beat the crowds. The food stalls smelt amazing and I am sure the nightlife quite interesting. We visited at 10.30 and just missed the mass tours that appeared to arrive en-mass at 11:30am. Of course lots of trinkets... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 3 hours here around noon time. The atmosphere was vibrant. Very talented artists displaying their work in shops or on the streets. Some nice cafes and bars to enjoy the atmosphere. I'd recommend this!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this maze of small streets with smaller shops full of touristy, sometimes cheap, sometimes classy, lots of food choices, some beer gardens etc. Absolutely a fun place when the weather is nice. I had good fun for a few hours to just look around and check out some things. I could not walk away without buying something. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I walked here through some fascinating side streets and I wasn't disappointed - I love the vibe of the tiny maze like streets - lots of local artists, photographers, food spots etc. It's super crowded and can move rather slowly at times. I would recommend it as a fun spot to adventure through.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I love this place, this actually one of my favourite spot of shanghai. There a square market which one of entrance come from this road. The square is originally an old apartment and now it turn as market sells food, souveniers to art stuff. Very interesting, very rich, colorfull and excited. Prepare to get lost in its smalls alleys. Very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Small lanes with shops on both sides or restaurants ! Flourish and handicraft shops to get lost in thoughts and imaginations . You can take the metro to there and stop at Dapuqiao station

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is reality not modern buildings but traditional old buildings variety of shops and with a visit if you are in Shanghai

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Coimbatore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Had a couple of hours to spare and Peter, our very articulate and well informed Guide from top view holidays" suggested this. We never regretted it. It soo old town but yet very cosmopolitan. All kinds of things to buy, lots of places to eat and drink. It would not a bad idea to just walk around taking in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Normally i will come to TianZhiFang whenever im in Shanghai.. although its get more and more tourist all these years and a bit crowded, its still excites me. many shops sell clothes classic-modern style chinese wear, trinkets and cafes.. love browsing around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

It is one of my favorite places except for the high crowds and easiness to get lost. Beyond the boutiques that you can find everywhere selling the same cheap stuff, there are real artists with unique pieces here, clothes & accessories. There is also an interesting guy who models people into dolls (Barbie size but with a much bigger head)... 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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