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Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)

Nanjing East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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As featured in 3 days in Shanghai
Ranked #54 of 838 Attractions in Shanghai
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I love the vibrant atmosphere with people from all over the world. Lively and exotic as well. Lots of food peddler you can try. Although one must have a strong stomach. Just be careful, there are lots of people trying to scam tourists; force you to buy their goods. Sometime, they can be quite aggressive by pulling your arm. I... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Mighty cool street with lots of lighting and movement. In the middle of the street there is a small square with a large temperature. It is small train back and forth that can kinda annoying when it's busy. But are you shopping this is the place to go

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Holon, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

You'll get impressed when you'll walk into this street, packed with people and full of lights. My suggestion is walk into this street, take some pictures and turn around especially if you're alone. People will keep running to you trying to sell you anything (from skates to ladies :( ). Yes, It have impressive lightnings (but so does the Bund)... More

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Herzlia, Israel
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I am from NY and this takes the cake. The shopping is outrageous from markets to designer malls on W. Nanjeng. You can walk your feet off and it's pretty hots. Taxis are cheap but you may get stuck in traffic.We found the trains as the easist access to Nanjeng Rd.The pedestrian part is pretty crowded but as you go... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nanjing Lu is the throbbing main vein that runs through Shanghai's commercial district. It has a multitude of shops catering to all tastes: fashion, jewellery, eating, souvenirs, and is supplemented by hordes of Chinese hawkers peddling tat to the masses. As a foreigner, they will target you and probably offer you some kind of massage or flashing roller skate wheels.... More

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San Francisco, California
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our hotel was right on this street and we couldn't be happier! It was close to public transit and so much cleaner than some American cities I have visited. Nanjing Lu is the perfect place for hanging out with friends to shop and also have great mix of cuisine. We tried some street food (meat on a stick mochi made... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You should see this place during the day and night. Great place to do some shopping, plenty of restaurants as well. Transport is super convenient since the two big metro stations are located here. There's a mix between western food/shops and asian food/shops, so lots of variety. Will be packed if you come here during National Holidays. Beware of watch... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I spent 4 months living in Shanghai last year (November to February) and of course I was on Nanjing Lu lots, for shopping for better quality stuff, and also because the subway station was the closest to our apartment. Nanjing Lu is not for the faint hearted and if you don't like crowds. It is really the most packed street... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is like going to time square New York...but very much cleaner...a must do experience. If you want a traditional noodle meal in a familiar environment use exit 3 from east Nanjing road station. Enjoy

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a standard on the Shanghai tourist trail. There are all the usual stores Zara, Uniqlo, Gap etc with a few local department style shops. It's neat, clean, orderly and fun to explore. Walk on the right. Be assertive but never aggressive. The local do not intend to be rude. The greatest problems are the touts and hustlers. DO... More

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