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Address: Nanjing East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Walking, Shopping
Description: Modern, electric street filled with shops, eateries, and lovely...
Modern, electric street filled with shops, eateries, and lovely restaurants tucked away up above the street level. Some can be tricky to find but are worth the effort.
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Perhaps too westernised?

Walked down the length of Nanjing road from People's square to the Bund. It's a nice walk, mostly pedestrianised, but there were very few shops you couldn't see in any city in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

East Nanjing Lu (street) is an amazing place to visit. The street has two different personalities, (day and night). I prefer the night experience as it is lit up by a million neons and signs that remind me of something from Los Vegas, though a day visit will let you enjoy the European style architecture more (and it's much less... More 

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Ipoh
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is THE MOST BORING street / road / shopping area of all time. It's not particularly good at anything, just a boring street with lots of unknown brands, lots of expensive brands, lots of people walking around and lots of shoppers. No one in their right minds will buy / shop in China for clothes or branded items because... More 

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mnl
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I don't remember it being so crowded until I visited this last time on a Saturday. The jostling of the weekend crowd made the place feel like a mad US Black Friday sale.

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Tehran Province, Iran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This street is long walking place covered with lots of shopping maals and restaurants. I ‘ve been there exactly on Chinese national holiday and expected exciting holiday, but it proved otherwise. Traffic and commuting limitation was severe and we were advised not to goout afternoon as taxis were not available and metro station were closed and so many Chinese were... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Another beautiful attraction place for all tourists. Day/ Night seems the same. Very crowded at all times. Thousands of locals come daily for shop, eat, walk and spend many hours. The same thing for tourists. Never feel bored there. Huge n big malls, road vendors, many old ladies dance in the road almost every corner. We saw three groups of... More 

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Qingdao, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Nanjing Lu (Road in mandarin) is a long street with countless restaurants, shopping, specialty shops, and even the US Consulate. It is usually crowded but Shanghai residents as well as tourists frequent this area. It can be combined with visits to the Bund area for a whole day's activities.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) should be a shoppers paradise and we found ourselves here a few times but because this street is overpowering with it's endless row of flagship stores, megastores, shopping centers and multilevel shopping arcades, attracting what seems to be endless and countless number of young shoppers, it tips over scales. There is simply a little too much... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Walked down the length of Nanjing road from People's square to the Bund. It's a nice walk, mostly pedestrianised, but there were very few shops you couldn't see in any city in the West - and the prices weren't that much different either. Even the street bars were European, with western music playing. It's a good showcase for China's development... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I live in shanghai, when arriving in the coutry, stayed at the (excelent ) sofitel in nanjing road. This pedestrian street is very crowdy, too much, and not typical of the chinsese culture. But it leads to the bund... you got to see it by night, absolutly. Attention, crowd is dense, beware your wallet, and if you are a male... More 

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Sachse, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We took the Metro to People's Square station and exited on the Exit 20. The street is wide and is full of shopping stores on both sides. The stores has expensive goods. We walked to the Bund after we finished shopping.

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