Former French Concession Commercial District

Fodor’s Expert Review

If Xintiandi is the government's orderly, sanitized shikumen restoration project, Tianzifang is the opposite. The former residential district is a labyrinth of alleyways between redbrick lanehouses. Restaurants, cafés, and a few galleries fill the spaces today, as do shops selling everything from kitschy souvenirs emblazoned with retro propaganda to leather journals and shoes, tea, and qipao dresses. You can also enter Tianzifang from the back side, at 155 Jianguo Zhong Lu.

Commercial District Store/Shop/Mall Family

Quick Facts

Enter at 210 or 248 Taikang Lu, between Ruijin Er and Sinan Lu
Shanghai, Shanghai Shi  China



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