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Shanghai Nanjing Road

Introducing Shanghai Nanjing Road, Shanghai Nanjing Road Guide, Shanghai Nanjing Road Travel Guide
Article from Shanghai Municipal Commission of Tourism

Shanghai Nanjing Road includes Nanjing East Road and Nanjing West Road.

Nanjing East Road is the eastern stretch of Nanjing Road which extends for 1,599 meters from Zhongshan East First Road in the east to Tibet Middle Road in the west. The section to the west of Henan Middle Road is widely known as Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, which sets an exemplary model for Asia’s shopping scene. Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street is positioned for the middle-end and high-end brands and is visited by both the locals and visitors alike.The "Big Four" are can't-misses: the Shanghai No. 1 Department Store, Yong An Company, Shanghai Fashion Company, and the Shanghai First Food Chain Development Company. The well-established Shanghai No. 1 Department Store stands right where Tibet Middle and Nanjing East Road converge. In its previous incarnation as Daxin Company before 1949, the department store was the most illustrious building on Nanjing East Road. Although today Shanghai No. 1 Department Store is no longer a symbol of chic and trends, it's still paradigmatic of Shanghai's commercial culture.

It's quite an experience to cruise through the 1200-meter Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street paved with colored bricks and stones, with pedestrian traffic flowing irresistibly and sightseeing trains trundling through small stalls and boutique shops. Nanjing East Road is one of the best places where one can savor up Shanghai's signature modern metropolitan style, with the rickshaws, incense shops, and classic cigarette ads being a thing of past.

Stroll eastwards from Henan Road to Shanghai's most celebrated attraction: The Bund. You feel you are no longer in the 21st century and are transported back in time; you feel you landed in Charles Dickens' London seen only in photos. Narrow streets, tall buildings, gray walls, high ceilings, pointed roofs - everything has a story to tell. In the glow of the setting sun, the Bund exudes the unique charms of the 30's and 40's of the last century.

Nanjing West Road is the western stretch of Nanjing Road touted as China’s Top Commercial Road. It's on Nanjing West Road that world's big-name luxury goods jostle for attention like Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Hermes, Tiffany, Prada, Dior, and the likes. ZhongAn Famous Fashion Gallery is home to more than 50 brands specializing in watches, jewelry, and accessories, and the Mataiheng brings shoppers many of the world’s top clothing and bag brands. More world-renowned brands keep coming. Incessantly pushing the envelop of luxury shopping, 2000-meter-long Nanjing West Road is the perfect place for those looking to blow a lot of dough.

Quick Facts on Shanghai Nanjing Road

• Name: Shanghai Nanjing Road
• Location: Nanjing East Road: In Huangpu District and extends from The Bund west to People's Square; Nanjing West Road: Begins at People's Square and continues westward towards Jing'an District

• Dates: Named as Park Lane in 1845
• Best Time to Visit: All year
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 Hours
• Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
• Admission Fee: Free