Tianzifang known also as Taikang Road and Shanghai SOHO is a former residential and industrial area. It has been recently transformed into “cultural”, artsy and entertainment place with its enormous number of crafts workshops, pottery and silk scarfs shops, bars, design studios, galleries and boutiques. The place is specifically busy during the weekends thus it is better to visit it during the working day. Small shops and cafes are located in lovely stone – framed – door houses called Shikumen houses. Short houses with red thick brick walls are surrounded by small allays and streets. One can not only taste any kind of cuisine but also to get a portrait made on place, buy typical Chinese pottery items (at the reasonable price), silk scarfs and traditional Chinese outfit both for adults and kids. Highly recommended!
How to get to Tianzifang by metro:
Take metro line 9 and get off at Dapuqiao Station; take exit 1