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Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)

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Address: Nanjing East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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good walk

this is a very busy and bustling shopping strip. It can be very easily got to by train for cheap. Lots of shops. Beware of people approaching you for cheap knockoffs in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Melbourne, Australia

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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This street has it all- a fake market, high end designer stores and everything between. Lots of massage places that are inexpensive too for when your feet are tires from the walk.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cool to walk through once, but not much here unless you're looking to spend some money. High end shopping if you like to shop. If you don't, it's cool to see all the lit up signs at night. Lots of people. Busy area.

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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i walked down Nanjing rd to the bund at different times of the days from right up the top to the bottom and everywhere in between very crowded around dusk watch out for pick pockets also you need to be very careful about people wanting you to take their photos this is often a scam to engage you in conversation... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is a very busy and bustling shopping strip. It can be very easily got to by train for cheap. Lots of shops. Beware of people approaching you for cheap knockoffs in the street. quite a few shops with traditional chinese stuffs. The rest are watches and western stuff which you can get elsewhere or home. We stopped to have... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First of all this is a little western style shopping and a little eastern style. Kiosk style shopping malls and interesting to see. Not quite Western style which made it interesting. This is definitely a people watching place.

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Monrovia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I find Nanjing Road lively and intensifying! It is fun and crazy to walk this couple of mile long road towards the colorful Shanghai Skyline in the Bund district. Love every minute of it!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Shanghai version of 5th Ave. You can find anything here. Unfortunately, also street people, pushers, and panhandlers. It is safe, but they can be very tenacious and annoying. Enjoy the lights and sight seeing trams.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Most people traveling to China fear safety and have issues of communication. Not on this road. Very safe and excellent shopping experience with huge malls offering all top brands of the world. A bit on the expensive side but worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a bustling street but most things in Shanghai that are known to the general tourist community are not cheap. This is the first Chinese city I visited where my shopping couldn't even fill a typical H&M shopping bag! Our driver, who picked us to and fro airport, said the locals never ever buy things in Shanghai city as it's... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Crowded, full of pickpockets, scammers, the same shops everywhere else you can find in Shanghai. There is quite literally nothing to recommend this area of the city. Avoid students asking you to help take their picture. They are trying to scam you into going to a tea place where they will subsequently disappear and you will be charged hundreds of... More 

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People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you would expect from the town square of one of the biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow in and out of the area every day to see grand museums, go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and work in the many residential and office high-rises. While much of Shanghai stays busy late into the night, this really is an area that never sleeps with glitzy nightclubs keeping people up until the wee hours of the morning.