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Tian Zi Fang

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Former French Concession
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Address: No.210 Taikang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Not too much to see but good Tofu dish

Walk around the alley ways, get some snack, about an hour visit. The Tofu dish we had was unexpectedly good ! Give it a try. That have sweet and savory, recommend the savory ones.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Aaron S
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walk around the alley ways, get some snack, about an hour visit. The Tofu dish we had was unexpectedly good ! Give it a try. That have sweet and savory, recommend the savory ones.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The area was scheduled for demolition as so many of the rundown residential and working areas of China's major cities. It took an artist to move into an abandoned warehouse (around 2000) to start the move back into this decaying area. Now only the facades, which have been restored, cleaned and repaired tell of the old area. Behind the brick... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since Tian Zi Fang is just about 8 minutes walk from Pullman Skyway Hotel, the hotel I stayed during my visit, I paid three visits there. During each visit, I discovered something new and interesting. A place where you don't only find local designers and artists but those from other places such as Taiwan too. From my experiences, they are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great maze of small streets with many shops and food options. Shops are geared towards tourists but not over the top. Go early before 12 as it gets very crowded in the afternoon (at least on Sunday, when I was there). There's a mall nearby, but terrible layout. Would not go there

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of places for eating/coffee. Not much in the way of shopping really. What I saw was quite Western, not cheap (and not that interesting really). Sorry : (

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an ok place to visit but I did not find anything that I wanted to purchase. The shops were nicer than some other places for small shops.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was different to the other touristy things in Shanghai as it is a bit more Western and is like walking through the laneways of Melbourne but even more squishier. The shops had lots of funky things. Worth coming here for a couple of hours if you have time in your schedule!

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Thank dulicieux
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love getting my ears cleaned here. Some traditional skills available like paper cutting for tourists as well as food such as bubble waffles, dumplings, ice cream, pizza and a fantastic Indian called Lotus. The best Indian I have had in Shanghai since I moved 7 months ago!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many criss-crossing short alleys filled with tiny shops in what used to be tiny residential flats, this place is an interesting tourist attraction to see how living areas have been repurposd for retail. There are a some residents still living in this area so you'll catch glimpses of washing hanging outside windows and motorcycles locked up outside doorways. The shops... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice area for walking, browsing, and eating. Too commercial though, takes away some of the old town feel for me.

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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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