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Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)

People’s Square
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Address: Nanjing East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Modern, electric street filled with shops, eateries, and lovely restaurants...

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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Nice, clean and worth a stroll

Nice area of Shanghai, and geared up for the tourist that's looking to shop for relatively good quality goods - near by to the bund so worth a stop there at night, the backdrop is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice area of Shanghai, and geared up for the tourist that's looking to shop for relatively good quality goods - near by to the bund so worth a stop there at night, the backdrop is beautiful!

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Frisco, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Scarves, purses, local crafts, souvenirs a plenty. Bargain bargain bargain. Shops on both sides of the street. (Be aware of pick pockets.) You will be approached constantly. Be certain to visit at least one silk factory to understand how silk is made and peruse the shop.

Thank sherrs98
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Using shanghai metro stop on people's square st. Exit 1 just walk 3-5 minute to this area, plenty shop that sell food, snacks and etc. By walking straight from this pedestrian to the south You will reach the shanghai bund, for see the shanghai tower, beware of person that try to offer You something just like fake thing, girls, drink... More 

Thank konlie
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Reminded me a little of New York - high end stores great for a stroll down and look at the architecture - some of the buildings are just lovely. Just take in the sights all the glitz, the hustlers a bit of fun.

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Only a quick trip to Shanghai, but walking through here gives you a sense of Shanghaisian life. Wander slightly off the main drag and other bargains can be found. Great foodhalls and well known brands make this a shopping must do for locals and tourists alike.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't shop but I heard the lighting on the shops and buildings along this pedestrian road was stunning. It absolutely was stunning and made an evening lights walk and photo opportunity from the People's Square metro stop to the Bund worth the trip. BUT, if you're a single adult male, beware. This strip is packed with Asian women aggressively... More 

Thank MisterMikeSeattle
Larnaka City, Cyprus
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This great city is marred by continual hassle of wanted greed. Everyone from shoe shine boys to low grade pimps trying to entice unsuspecting Westerners into sleezy and potentially dangerous "massage parlours ". I have travelled China extensively, Beijing, Harbin, Hong Kong, Shenseng and Hainan but have never come across this aggressive and continual harassment before. This takes place in... More 

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Linz, Österreich
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the main shopping street in Shanghai, reaching from the Bund to the Peoples Square. Although there are better places to get your souvenirs, this should be included in a city visit. Just beware the street sellers, especially if you are a single western looking male... trust me, you do not want to buy a Rolex ;-)

Thank Christian R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Shoppers Paradise in Shanghai. You will find everything under the sun, out here in Nanjing Street. I personally spent 2 full days just shopping. Shopping for everyone in my family, kids and all..

Thank abdusSaboor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to visit even though you are not interested in shopping. All good brands are available at this location. Its a long stretch of road for pedestrians only.

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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.
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