Tianzifang Shanghai

Tianzi Square is located in Shanghai, also known asTaikang Road, a small street in the Dapuqiao area. Before 1998, it was a road market and since redevelopment, it has grown into a popular creative and artistic hub that’s a popular destination for tourists and expats in the area.

Much like the nearby Xintiandi, Tianzifang features Shanghai’s unique Shikumen buildings, a product of the French and Western influence. It is also a creative base for many artists.



The area has a very peaceful artsy feel to it, with its stone buildings and alleyways it’s like a maze of teahouses, open-air restaurants, al fresco cafes, galleries, home furnishings to handicrafts.

It is very international in its cuisine offerings having Thai, Japanese, French, American and some Chinese among the many coffee shops and teahouses.

Also, see my map of the French Concession which covers a large area in Shanghai featuring many points of interest.


Getting There

Take Metro Line 9 to Dapuqiao Station,  Exit 1
Address (English and Chinese)
Tianzifang Shanghai – 田子坊- Lane 210 (and surrounding lanes), Taikang Road, Luwan District
Tianzifang Location Map

Hotels near Tianzifang

Here are two very special hotels located quite near to Tianzifang and in the general French Concession area.

Pullman Shanghai Skyway – Five Star – Located just steps away from Dapuqiao Subway Station (Line 9) it’s one of the top hotels in the area and greater Shanghai.

InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin – Five Star – More than a hotel it’s an experience, located on 100 acres of landscaped grounds in French-provincial style villas that date back to the early 1900’s.