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Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)

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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
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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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Great for shopping but please leave tourist alone

I really enjoyed the area and Nanjing Road, the only thing I really hated was all the local men and women coming up to me asking me would I like a massage or do I want a girl? NO... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nanjing Road is really like the Time Square of Shanghai. The streets are full of neon and lights and plenty of places to shop and eat. Every name brand I could think of and more were located here. It is pretty impressive. I would say it is worth the walk and won't take too long unless you are going into... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was expecting much for Nanjing road as I thought its somehow like Ximending in Taipei, Taiwan. But I was abit disappointed dat this road offers nothing much. I went in a few malls, but im wondering why most of d mall has no visitors. Couldn't find anywhere for food in d end went for Mcd instead. Overall, nothing much.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the area and Nanjing Road, the only thing I really hated was all the local men and women coming up to me asking me would I like a massage or do I want a girl? NO I DO NOT! I want to be left alone and enjoy my time in Shanghai.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this street . Used to visit Shanghai more. Still find the experience of walking along this street enjoyable. The lights and building are beautiful. There's many malls and restaurants around. Lots if choices.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having being visiting China for last 8 years I have seen a fair share of annoying local people however if you want to get harassed this is the place to go, there are touts everywhere offering things like shopping for copied goods, tour guides to massage, and they don't take a simple no for an answer, they just follow you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want a crowded area, street, this is the one in Shanghai. During the week is a little better and during the weekend is too much crowded but is ok. You get of the subway in People Square and walk all the way to the Bund area. you can shop, and eat and see a croeded area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a stroll at Bund, you can continue stroll along Nanjing Road. Well, you stroll without buying anything. You will not be hungry or left with empty handed as shops and restaurants and eateries are all around

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well yes, it's just a street in Shanghai, but it is one of the places you must have seen. It is one of the main shopping streets of Shanghai and a good place for discovering the fusion of old and modern Shanghai. Go there in the evening when all the shops have turned on their lights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must visit location while you're in Shanghai!!! Go shopping, have loverly food here and enjoy walking on the road where cars arent allowed ;) this is a nice place to hangout!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for shopping, especially when you are in a rush. Huge variety of shops and restaurants. The best part is the streets are well lighted and close to the underground entrance. Don't need to rely on taxis.

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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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