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Tian Zi Fang, Shanghai

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Part of the French Concession area, Tian Zi Fang has transformed from a traditional residential area into a modern arts and crafts enclave. Supported and swarmed by young designers, trend setters, and expatriates, the labyrinthine district houses numerous boutique shops, workshops, studios, bars, and restaurants. The area blends Shikumen buildings with British- and Spanish-styled castles, traditional Chinese meals with international flavors, and the eastern culture with a western charm. A lot of boutiques and galleries offer a variety of handmade novelty souvenirs for sale, arrive early to purchase them, as such limited editions sell out quickly. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Tian Zi Fang by using our Shanghai trip generator.
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  • Tianzefang is always a safe bet for some food with friends and a stroll around the small stores. You can find a mixture of standard plastic and nostalgia souvenirs and some more unique handicraft. Vis...  more »
  • Tian Zi Fang has many entrances, so it's best if you take the subway since the entrance is right across the street from the subway station. At the beginning, most of the things I saw was pocket watche...  more »
  • Good place for food and shopping .easily accessible and cool place . We had lunch at the Indian restaurant and browsed through a few shops. Good souvenirs collection and tourist attraction  more »
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  • Charming hipster neighborhood in the French concession. Whilst very commercialised with similar gift shops, the architecture never fails to impress. There are many western dining options and bars to soak in the atmosphere.
  • Really cool place. lots of boutique shops and restaurants/ cafes. Also has some bars and dessert stalls. Has a really old time Shanghai feel. It has been revamped, but not too much as to preserve the historic feel.
  • Infinitely better than XinTianDi. Go here for a bit more authentic Shanghai alley experience, and even with its own broad selection of international eateries and shopping. Loved getting lost in the maze of alleyways.
  • A must. Spent there almost 3 hours, just walked around those small streets filled with designer shops, cafes and bars. Great atmosphere.
  • Great place. Lots to look around. Narrow lanes. Lots of little street cafes/restaurants.

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