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Tianzifang

Map shows the location of Tianzifang

Only a few years ago, Tianzifang, was an unremarkable area: home to some of Shanghai's shadier characters and filled with deserted warehouses and bathhouses.

The regeneration of the neighbourhood began in 1998 and today it is a hip and buzzing district filled with bohemians and fashionistas, reconstructed in the traditional Shikumen architectural structure. Tianzifang's low rise buildings, period features and less chaotic pace are in stark contrast to the bright lights and sharp lines of much of modern Shanghai.

The streets here are lined with cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, boutiques and design studios. You can pick up almost anything here - beautifully hand painted scarves at Woo Scarf and Shawl, exquisite jewellery, hand-made souvenirs, quirky fashion and modern home furnishings.

Or you can visit the galleries and antique markets, tucked away down cluttered, narrow lanes and enjoy a latte in the modern cafes - Kommune, Ginger or Origin.

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