For a veritable shopping bonanza, visitors enjoy visiting Tianzifang, a maze of lanes chock full of tiny shops boasting unique Shanghainese souvenirs. Here, one can also see classic Shanghainese shikumen architecture, which is increasingly hard to find in the city.


For a modern take, Xintiandi is another renovated shikumen neighborhood boasting upscale restaurants and shops, featuring local Shanghainese clothing designers at Xintiandi Style. It also happens to be the site of where the Communist Party hosted its first general assembly.