Taikang read is like a small village “preserved”, a place where modernity has not yet pierced the walls … almost.
Taikang read is a very small area where there are still many Shanghainese Chinese under semi-dilapidated … ahem I mean “old.” The particularity of the place is the fact that in recent years many artists have decided to take their neighborhoods within the village and began to open studios, galleries and outlets. They were soon joined by many restaurants. This little microcosm that was not initially argued a lot in a few years became a place very attractive touristically and therefore financially. Now the people who live in this unusual place suddenly became the priority apartments worth a small fortune (even if they are falling apart). Everyone is struggling to get the latest free slots. Who would have bet on the success of such a neighborhood? Like what, sometimes it is the spontaneity and ownership that create dynamic sites.
It is pleasant to read Taikang is social diversity, functional diversity and authenticity especially the place that has not undergone little renovation. This is a very nice area to visit (the workplace culture mixed with contemporary art and craft shops), and when you take a little hungry, you can choose among many different restaurants and culinary knowledge they offer.
He reigns in Taikang read a kind of osmosis between residents, restaurateurs and artists sores. This is a real neighborhood, still alive as opposed to Xintiandi (another historic district) is a district just became sterile, very expensive (even a coke costs an eye), where you feel most people coming to to show that to enjoy the place and its architecture.
You’ll understand I much prefer Taikang read even though I appreciate the architectural quality of the renovation of Xintiandi. My heart outweighs my reason