Shanghai is a huge city that is mostly known for its plethora of surreal skyscrapers; however, some of the best parts of the city, I think, are the smaller and more historical parts. Two areas in the city known for their traditional Shikumen (stone-framed-door) architecture are Tianzifang and Xintiandi. Both areas have an eclectic array of art and exotic restaurants, but which one is better?
[NOTE: the above picture is from Tianzifang and the bottom picture is from Xintiandi]
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