Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
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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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Address
Neighborhood: Fuzhou Lu (Fuzhou Road)
How to get there
  • East Nanjing Road • 6 min walk
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  • Winnie C
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great busy area for lots of activities
    I love how busy this street always is. It’s in central area in Shanghai, and perfect place for many occasions - solo shopping, friends hangout or dates. You get to see all walks of life here, and good places for street photography
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 29, 2023
  • Eric T
    2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good scenery with calm weather. Smoke pollution everywhere and standard of living is high. Best visit for first timer.
    Nanjing Lu is a busy street with all kinds of people around the world. Best to go is on Dec-Jan . Many shops and malls to visit. Prices are not cheap. Shanghainese will tend to smoke everywhere (outdoor or indoor). I advise to wear face mask for better health. For first time tourists, it is worth the trip.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 23, 2024
  • Ashutosh
    190 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit in Shanghai
    This is a pedestrian street in the heart of Shanghai and well connected. Almost all brands and departmental stores are here and this is adjacent to the bund. So basically you can get here in the afternoon and spend as much time as you want and proceed to the bund for the evening tour. Lots of places to eat, shop and plenty of benches on the street to sit and relax. Go when the weather is better.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 16, 2024
  • Gareth
    23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice but crowded street
    It is very calming and nice to walk in this street. There are many shops that sell nice things and street food stalls sell cheap and delicious food. However, it can get crowded easily, and there are many motorcycles on the pedestrian sidewalks. As a Singaporean, I never experienced this, so I'll tell you first in advance. I recommend you visit early in the morning.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 8, 2024
  • Zfy Ed
    Singapore, Singapore10,222 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busy street day and night!
    This is surely one place in the city that no one will ever miss it. And believe it or not, it's bustling with people day and night and is one of the most visited place in Shanghai. Stretching over several kilometers, where departmental stores, shopping malls, restaurants, foodcourts, cafes and eateries, hotels, convenient stores etc are located alongside with one another, it's a good place to indulge into the local people lifestyle, in terms of eating, shopping, culture and history, and it's so much fun to visit. And if you do come at night, it's another different scene as the buildings nearby are all lit up with nice and colourful neon lights all over, it's so beautiful. As our hotel is located there, we will passby this place everyday several times and it's also convenient to move around from here as it is near to 2 metro stations.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 16, 2024
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FlyfishermanBeijing
Beijing, China278 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Long pedestrian street with lot of expensive brands. Street is normally very crowded and be notice there is a lot of people who came to you by start discussion "where are you from". Mostly they do not just like to chat with you, purpose is sell something to you with over price (can be goods, recommend bar who cheat you etc.). For me, Nanjing road is place to avoid i can see colourful lights also somewhere else.
Written January 1, 2020
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Tyler M
Shenzhen, China22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I arrived post 2 month lockdown to be fair and I guess the lower class are in a bad situation. I met a local girl who immediately took me to a chinese seafood restaurant. I told her I dont like Chinese seafood and I wasnt very hungry but she said they had other things and we just eat something quickly. I have lived in China for 8.5 years and this place was medium/low quality restaurant at best. I speak quite good mandarin but somehow she managed to order enough food to feed a small army including lobster which in normal chinese fashion had been overcooked and chopping into pieces guts and all. This is why I hate chinese seafood to begin with. I ate almost nothing and she drank the bottle of wine to herself. I was ready to pay the bill which I guessed to be around 1500rmb and leave this girl as quick as possible. Much to my shock it was 7700 RMB and I saw all the staff quickly get into their position to guard my escape. Its all a big scam. SH is a terrible place. The upper class wants nothing to do with you and any local that approaches you is just a poor person attempting to exploit you with a tea or food scam. If you come here all I can recommend is paid reputable tours. Expensive chinese food if you like Chinese food maybe thats good. The only redeeming thing about SH is that it has the best western food of anywhere I have been in China. I also enjoyed seeing the river and the skyline. SH is checked off my list but a huge disappointment. Perhaps my timing was bad.
Written August 5, 2022
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Daniel C
Middlesbrough, UK164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Much like Oxford street in London, Nanjing road is filled with towering buildings filled with shops from around the world, from Apple to Starbucks, there are street vendors down side streets selling everything from traditional clothes to figurines and memorabilia. The street is always packed with people from all over the planet, you'll never be too far away from people speaking English but you will also have to deal with people insisting you buy fake bags or watches, or following them for a massage, just ignore them. This long stretch of road towers over you on both sides and you could spend hours exploring the malls inside each of them, there are restaurants, shops and even a Madame Tussaud's.
Written March 26, 2020
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Gareth
23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
It is very calming and nice to walk in this street. There are many shops that sell nice things and street food stalls sell cheap and delicious food. However, it can get crowded easily, and there are many motorcycles on the pedestrian sidewalks. As a Singaporean, I never experienced this, so I'll tell you first in advance. I recommend you visit early in the morning.
Written June 8, 2024
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Darren M
Perth, Australia150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This was our first experience of China outside of our hotel. We took a visit here to 'acclimatize' to Shanghai. We found it easy to get around, even with a pram. It was a warm day when we visited, it was easy to get refreshments or find a spot to have a short rest when needed. Lots of big name branded stores and some local outlets/brands as well
Written June 30, 2020
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Eric T
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Nanjing Lu is a busy street with all kinds of people around the world. Best to go is on Dec-Jan . Many shops and malls to visit. Prices are not cheap. Shanghainese will tend to smoke everywhere (outdoor or indoor). I advise to wear face mask for better health. For first time tourists, it is worth the trip.
Written January 23, 2024
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Zfy Ed
Singapore, Singapore10,222 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This is surely one place in the city that no one will ever miss it. And believe it or not, it's bustling with people day and night and is one of the most visited place in Shanghai. Stretching over several kilometers, where departmental stores, shopping malls, restaurants, foodcourts, cafes and eateries, hotels, convenient stores etc are located alongside with one another, it's a good place to indulge into the local people lifestyle, in terms of eating, shopping, culture and history, and it's so much fun to visit.

And if you do come at night, it's another different scene as the buildings nearby are all lit up with nice and colourful neon lights all over, it's so beautiful. As our hotel is located there, we will passby this place everyday several times and it's also convenient to move around from here as it is near to 2 metro stations.
Written June 16, 2024
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Ashutosh
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This is a pedestrian street in the heart of Shanghai and well connected. Almost all brands and departmental stores are here and this is adjacent to the bund. So basically you can get here in the afternoon and spend as much time as you want and proceed to the bund for the evening tour. Lots of places to eat, shop and plenty of benches on the street to sit and relax. Go when the weather is better.
Written May 17, 2024
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
This is a very long road with lots of shops. It is probably the main shopping road in Shanghai. You have East and West Nanjing Road. To visit the Bund, you need to exit from East Nanjing Road station. We found that it was more pleasant to walk here at night. However, this road is crowded.
Written April 6, 2020
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kiwiawayMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Now two blocks long. A lot of international and shop Shanghai cultural shops to visit.

A cool Micheal Jordan Nike shop also worth to have a look a.

A number of coffee shops to stop and watch the world go by.
Written August 12, 2022
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