Enjoyed my visit though found many of the prices a bit high. It was only later I found you can haggle in the shops with marked prices.
This is another type of creative industry precinct in an old residential area of Shanghai. Good shopping. Prices range from good to very expensive. Place to go for better quality but not cheap prices.
Tian Zi Fang is worth visiting at least once, I've been a few times so far, and recommend going during the week if possible when it's not as busy. The alleyways themselves and the architecture is beautiful, and there are lots of cute little shops, and nice cafes in the tiny little alleyways. There are some great galleries, ceramics shops,... More
Its become very popular over the years so avoid busy periods such as weekends. Many alleys to explore with boutique and unique shops. As well as plenty of bars and restaurants. Its relatively small and easy to explore.
Take Metro line 9 get off at Dapuqiao (Exit 1). Tian Zi Fang entrance is directly across the street. We went on a weekday morning, so it was not crowded. This part of old Shanghai is similiar to Beijing "hutongs". The alleyways are narrow & the residents live on top of the establishments (shops, restaurants etc.), so you will see... More
Tian Zi Fang is a nice spot to visit on the weekend. But try to come early - otherwise it can be horribly crowded. Take line 9 to Dapuqiao (Dapu bridge) and take exit number 1! On the opposite of the street, there is the "entrance". You will find a lot of nice, little shops to buy scarfs, ceramics and... More
If you do not wanted a totally developed commercial area like Xintindi, this is the next best thing, ignore the cafes, restaurants, bar and shops, concentrate instead on the architecture. Learn the history of the importance one of the last remaining old city street from deceased past. I love it. On the weekend it is really crowded, go there during... More
I live in Shanghai, and one of my favorite places is Tian zi Fan. Is between taikang rd and Jianguo Rd. Also known as the art street is a place in the middle of the French concession. the traditional "house lanes" in old Shanghai, this area was up for demolition about 8 years ago, but thankfully an architect has the... More
This is a really pleasant place to spend a couple of hours, it is usually quite busy ( standard shanghai) but there are lots of little shops and photographic galleries, bought a excellent view of the skyline at night. Lots of small bars to sit in and enjoy lunch and a glass of wine.
Not the best place to take a family. Walking with the crowd on small crowded sidewalks, viewing over priced trinkets and gifts is not a good idea. The foods are prepared with dirty water and in smelly small areas that could grant you a visit to one of several over crowded hospitals. Having lived here for the past decade, I... More
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