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West Nanjing Road

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West Nanjing Road

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Nanjing West Road, Shanghai China
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West Nanjing RoadShanghai Metro7 min
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Half Day Private Tour to Zhujiajiao Water Town with Boat Ride from Shanghai
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Half Day Private Tour to Zhujiajiao Water Town with Boat Ride from Shanghai

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Shanghai with a getaway to Zhujiajiao Water Town. Explore traditional architecture and take a relaxing boat ride through the waterways. This private half-day tour takes care of all transfers and entrance fees, and you can upgrade to include lunch or dinner.
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Lance H wrote a review Mar 2020
Boerne, Texas1,281 contributions189 helpful votes
Just about every International store in existence is available here. It's quite convenient for shopping, although it can be tiring. Personally, I never have seen the appeal of shopping while travelling and having to pack or ship things home. You can access the area via the Metro. I recommend it. Wear comfortable shoes.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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jacquelinedE7464HT wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom17 contributions1 helpful vote
Great way to experience shopping in Shanghai. Lots to see and experience. The day and night experience was great and we enjoyed seeing both.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Dominic B wrote a review Nov 2019
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The road is split into East-West and a large part of it is for pedestrian-only. A huge array of shopping malls, small shops, and boutiques along authentic food is something not to be missed out. The road is also close to the Yuyuan Garden which is an absolute must-see, as it brings you back to old China, several centuries ago.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Nishant P wrote a review Oct 2019
14 contributions6 helpful votes
Just as a disclaimer, this review is not specifically about West Nanjing Road but is about the food options around West Nanjing Road area. I wanted to have some good food and on one of the tripadvisor reviews I had read this area had a lot of good options. Took a metro to reach there, and the moment I got out of the read there were lot of street food options. West Nanjing Road unlike East Nanjing Road (which leads to the Bund area) is welcome relief as it is much less crowded. This road is basically a street for high end shops. I have been to New York's Fifth Avenue, and the shopping options are almost similar. Fifth avenue is much more wide and looks grand but West Nanjing Road feels more cozy and welcoming with its warm lighting and relaxed vibe. West Nanjing Road in itself does not has lots of restaurants but when you leave the main road and go into side streets that is when you see the loads of new, experimental and exciting food restaurants. Though I was short on time, but even in 15 minutes of walk I could see this place was buzzing with food activity. I first had hand pounded Yogurt and rice-date cake and Xibei Yogurt House. Dairy is not very common in Chinese cuisine but this place had lots of options from Mongolia and Xinjiang region. Yogurt was quite delicious and tasted like lassi (a sweet yogurt based drink in India). Rice cake was in itself bland but with dates tasted good. Real attraction was the way staff was dressed in Mongolian attire and the presentation of food which was quite modern. Next I went to a restaurant called 'Vegetarian Lifestyle'. Even though it was just 9 PM and they were about to close but still graciously accepted me in. Menu is huge and I ordered Kung Pao Chicken and Date Jelly. Staff could not speak any English but still was eager to give a good experience and helped me in whatever way they could. As is common in China staff placed a jar of hot water, but at this place they also served some complimentary fruits. One of the fruits I had never had earlier, it was pink-purple in color and had a sweet sour stinging taste. I loved it. Kung Pao Chicken came on a metal hot plate and was sizzling. It was probably the best chicken dish I had in China. It was sweet and sour and spicy, loaded with roasted peanuts. Date jelly was not that great but still not bad. One thing I learned in China is that though their cuisine is wide and delicious, has a lot of regional variations, but has very few desert options. Most deserts I tried in China were a far cry from desert options in other cuisines like Indian and Persian. I tried to tip the servers but they politely refused. They also had a free booklet on their philosophy to vegetarian food, but it was all in Chinese. Area around West Nanjing Road is thriving with food activity and can be compared to best food districts around the world. One problem that non-Chinese speaking tourists face in China is that most of the time menus in China are completely in Chinese and you either order by pointing at pictures, showing google translations or pointing at food on other tables. This is a very hit and miss activity and can often lead to very unsatisfying or poor food experiences. Most restaurants around this area have English menu which is a great life saver. I will definitely come back to China just to try more food around here.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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PipPaul W wrote a review Sep 2019
Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom1,448 contributions412 helpful votes
The East Nanjing Road, the end nearer the river, is the famous, pedestrian end. This is the west end, beyond People's Park. This is not pedestrianised, but the shopping is just as sophisticated and showy. Big, international brands galore
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Date of experience: September 2019
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