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Address: Nanjing East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Walking
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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Modern Part of Shanghai

Nanjing Road is very modern and Western area of Shanghai with hundreds of restaurants, shops, brands, stores and hotels. You will feel more like in any Western capital city than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Nanjing Road is very modern and Western area of Shanghai with hundreds of restaurants, shops, brands, stores and hotels. You will feel more like in any Western capital city than China except the Chinese letters all around. You can have a long walk and take a coffee, but I gotta warn you about crowd. Dont waste too much time there... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Ok, Nanjing is rated as a "must see" in Shanghai but I must admit after visiting the place twice on different occasions I don't think I will return again. If you are visiting Shanghai for the first time make sure you do not go as a single middle age man. I was hassled so much with approaches for a massage... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The Reason to write this review is to Save 1000s of others who might read my review, and prevent themselves from getting into this "Massage Extortion Racket" being run on the otherwise famous and good shopping and beautiful area of the Shanghai's Nanjing Road. Here's my 100% True Story. I was walking along the Nanjing Road with my friend, when... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

There are better areas to visit in Shanghai!! We walked from end to the other during the day.. Saw two sets of armoured guards. Almost got run over by these shuttles which looked like trains. Saw a mother helping her child to pee on a rubbish bin in middle of walking street. Got hassled by quite a few touts. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

its best if u visit this place in the evening, its a very lively palce with lots of people hanging around, its a good place for shopping, but do not expect cheap shopping here. there are lot of high end bands and restaurants here, but stil there are some mediocre brands like forever 21, h&m from where you can shop,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This place is just WOW. Almost all the leading brands under one street. Don't come here expecting for cheap shopping. These are proper brands. No wonder Apple have their store here. It is quite crowded and lot of pesty hawkers selling roller skates and god knows what. I was also told to watch out for pickpockets.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It's a lively place to roam around with lots of people and plenty of shops and restaurants. However, shopping did not appear to be cheap here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

An incredible shopping experience either doing it for real or just window shopping. All the brands out on display, lots and lots of people happy to pass over their money. Was disappointed I received the occasional proposition from local men asking if I wanted female company. They must home in on the male tourist trade. Don't need that sort of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Crowded. Goes through to the East to West of Nanjing Road. Take Subway Line 1, Subway Line 2 or Subway Line 8 and get off at People's Square. There is also a special marked pedestrian street. Lots of eateries, cafes, shops. Despite the sales promotions etc , seems to be slightly pricey for the goods being sold. The copy market... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We walked the entire mile (1.2 km or so) of Nanjing Road and were blown away by the neon signs and old colonial architecture. There are people that want money here (aggressively at times), but by and large, there is no danger. We walked at night twice and had no issues. It was breathtaking.

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