Shanghai Fuzhou Road Cultural Street

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Shanghai Fuzhou Road Cultural Street

Shanghai Fuzhou Road Cultural Street
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • East Nanjing Road • 7 min walk
  • People's Square • 9 min walk
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Restaurants
5,099 within 3 miles
Attractions
682 within 6 miles
Popular mentions

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Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China15,177 contributions
Historical indeed
May 2021 • Couples
We started walking Fuzhou Road from Raffles City Mall towards the Bund. However it was drizzling so we didnt make it all the way. This street is very interesting and historical, with old buildings and old bookstores and art gallery. Love it!
Written May 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MarkWaters1974
Cambridge, New Zealand2,889 contributions
Lovely old world Shanghai with loads of shopping.
Aug 2019 • Family
Lovely old world Shanghai architecture. Beautiful buildings with narrow lanes and a courtyard pond area.

Big crowds in the afternoon so come early and beat the throngs of tourists.

It’s generally a shopping area with a number of Chinese bakery shops, candy / treat shops and an array of tourist trinket and souvenir shops.

We walked from here to the bund. Allow several hrs if you want to visit every shop.

It’s a small area so if you are in a rush an hour will be fine.
Written August 24, 2019
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maryyeo
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam1,614 contributions
Not just shopping, REAL historical local restaurants too!
Nov 2018 • Family
Obviously, the red, uber Chinese palatial-looking architecture covered in tiles looks interesting. However, many of them were probably modern recreation of the ancient designs, for tourism purposes. On the OTHER end of Fuzhou Road, not the cultural street, is where the locals really do love to visit. Follow the local elderly to know where to go!

On this other end of Fuzhou Road, is where the foodies REALLY have to go. It's a historical street of old restaurants. We've been there at least a few times during our four days in the city central and here are the restaurants we recommend:
1. Wang Bao He 王宝和 opened since 1744!
Famous for their hairy crabs.
2. Lao Ban Zhai 老半斋 opened since 1905!
Famous for their "cold cut" yao rou 肴肉, really tasty noodles, dumplings and numerous types of snacks.
3. Xing Hua Lou 杏花楼 opened since 1851!
Famous for their mooncakes, sweet snacks (their most famous yet seasonal qing tuan青团), their preserved cooked duck.
4. Shen Da Cheng 沈大成 opened since 1875!
Famous for snacks and desserts.
5. Lao Zheng Xing 老正兴 opened since 1862!
Known for being one of the cheapest Michelin star restaurants in the world.

Other than cultural and food, this street is also really famous for their old bookstores, also frequented by many older bookworms. Note: despite some stationary stores looking really humble and proper in this area where many locals frequet, they still overcharge tourists for memorabilia. Know the right prices before purchasing. If not, visit the OUTTER stores near Yu Yuan Garden's bazaar. They charge much lower for memorabilia.
Written December 27, 2018
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emmagta
Manarola, Italy467 contributions
Vibrant energy
Jan 2018 • Friends
I felt such a vibrant energy when I visited the famous Shanghai Fuzhou Road Cultural Street. Really loved it!
Written August 30, 2018
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P. Omar A
Fitchburg, MA418 contributions
Browse and Shop
May 2018 • Friends
This is definitely a place to find very unique things. Toys, books, you name it and they might have it. Excellent place for street food if you are into it.
Written May 5, 2018
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Michelle S
6 contributions
Well worth a browse but hone your bargaining skills
Apr 2018 • Friends
Great place to browse and buy - very atmospheric. Lots of tourists but the majority were Chinese. Lots of very small shops selling all sorts of interesting stuff. Bargain hard - a friend living in Shanghai suggested starting at 25% of their opening price.
Written April 26, 2018
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,524 contributions
Great Bookstores
Mar 2017 • Solo
I have visited Shanghai many times and walked on Fuzhou Road many times. I walked here again in March 2017. Fuzhou Road is relatively quiet compared to the hustle and bustle of the Nanjing Road pedestrian shopping street. There are many stores here. However, I go here for the bookstores. There are two that I like. The Shanghai Foreign Language Bookstore and Shanghai Book City. There are also some good restaurants on this street. I definitely think it is worth a slow walk from Henan Road to People's Square.
Written May 26, 2017
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ChinmayHota
Bhubaneswar, India293 contributions
Ethnic Shopping Destination
Dec 2015 • Family
This happens to be one of the top cultural shopping destinations in Shanghai. The atmosphere is quaint and the architecture traditional. Although local buyers dominate the place, tourists would find the place exotic for its cultural ambiance.

The place is reputed for its wide range of stationery commodities and dozens of book stores, mostly selling Chinese language stuff. As Shanghai's first large retail bookstore Shanghai Book City is one of the important cultural landmarks of the city.

Travelers, with an eye for cultural experience, may visit the place if they have a lot of spare time in their program.
Written October 1, 2016
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XVictorious
Austin, TX488 contributions
If it's made in China, you can find it here
Jun 2016 • Family
Our tour guide took us here as part of the scheduled itinerary. I plunked several hundred yuan into the second floor of the 'flea market' jade and junk shops because members of my family wanted Chinese memorabilia. The architecture of the place is truly unique and photo worthy, provided you can get over the commercialism of the area.
In the main flea market area, there's a basement with lots of antique resellers and a third floor with an ivory exhibit of carvings of mastodon tusks (probably largely fakes). The interior square features a multifaceted crowd and lots of dudes who will approach you selling counterfeit watches and other junk. Hint: never make eye contact and just walk by ignoring them.
Written June 20, 2016
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Bob155042
Saskatoon, Canada86 contributions
Enjoyed
Mar 2016
We enjoyed it very much walking around and looking and going into the shops and bargaining on items .At night with the lights very nice to see I would recommend this for people wanting to see things in Shanghai. Got hit up by a few people trying to sell a person some things but that is the norm in tourist places like this.
Written May 30, 2016
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