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Bird and flower Market(zhoujiazui road)

ZhouJiaZuiLu 1106Hao, Shanghai, China
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10 Nov 2016
“tourists not welcome, not a positive experience”
26 Sep 2016
“Interesting bird, cricket (and pet) market”
ZhouJiaZuiLu 1106Hao, Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

When I go to large cities, one of my goals is to visit both public aquariums and tropical fish stores. This location houses many types of birds in small cages, many goldfish, koi, turtles, and a few varieties of tropical fish. The selection of fish...More

1  Thank R L
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I rated this very good for the interest factor. This is the market to go to if you want to buy a cricket for fighting (gamblers can bet on the outcome of 2 crickets fighting!). They are stored in little tin cans and the prospective...More

1  Thank yss97
Reviewed 16 April 2016

As the nearby Dongtai Road market is now closed we popped over the road to what sounded like a quaint Chinese market, but were appalled at the animal cruelty on display. There were hundreds of fish crammed into small tanks, birds in cages not much...More

3  Thank Lexi_7
Reviewed 26 July 2015

While we also heard mixed reviews about this place, we decided to visit and see for ourselves. It was a bit difficult to find and I had to ask lots of people for directions, but it turns out the easiest way to get there is...More

1  Thank Marcy O
Reviewed 31 May 2015

When I viewed a photo of a common practice at the market-out of the view of the marketplace-I was appalled at the cruelty inflicted upon the dog being skinned alive, as well as the other caged dogs-who will be skinned-forced to watch. The beauty of...More

1  Thank sadie158
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

when it comes to animal cruelty this market comes on high rank! Dogs get skinned alive in front of visitors and other dogs which are cramped in tiny spaces. They slite snakes and let them suffer horrendous death, they cut frogs in half while they...More

1  Thank Blackrose1808
Reviewed 31 May 2015

While this market may seem sweet and lovely, deep down there is a darker side. Dogs being skinned alive for meat consumption by people. These poor dogs are brutally hung up and skinned alive while other dogs watch on, awaiting the same fate. I wouldn't...More

1  Thank Kirstina B
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We had read mixed reviews about the markets, but decided to give it a go. It was really worth it. You can buy plants, bonsais, birds, goldfish, crickets, frogs, turtles, dogs, cats. The animals were caged but I did not see any that were over...More

Thank GayGourmand
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Tons of crickets, birds, turtles, fish, and plants all under one roof! Bettors shout over fighting crickets and birds drink water out of tiny blue & white ceramic pots. It took all my will power not to free all the caged birds. Some unusual birds...More

Thank jrwinjapan
Reviewed 4 January 2014

The majority of the stalls we visited were of cricket vendors with a few bird vendors, 3 stalls with turtles, and 2 stalls selling kittens. I did not see any puppies. The kittens did not appear emaciated. Although the kittens and turtles would have been...More

Thank dridr
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