Nanjing Road

China's premier shopping street, the 5.5-km-long (3.4-mile-long) Nanjing Road, starts at the Bund in the east and ends in the west at the junction of Jing'an Temple and West Yan'an Street. Today it is a must-see metropolitan destination attracting thousands of fashion-seeking shoppers from all over the world.

Nanjing Road, Shanghai
Nanjing Road, Shanghai
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As a century-old shopping street in Huangpu District, Shanghai, Nanjing Road was a witness of the city's history. Over time, it has been restructured, undergoing significant changes. Big traditional stores no longer dominate the market since modern shopping malls, specialty stores, theaters, and international hotels have mushroomed on both sides of the street. For shopping convenience, its eastern end has an all-weather pedestrian arcade.

What to Do in Nanjing Road

Exploring traditional department stores and latest fashion stores

Over 600 businesses on the road offer countless famous brands of superior quality and new fashions. Upscale stores include Tiffany, Mont Blanc, Omega, and Dunhill. Approximately a hundred traditional stores and specialty shops provide choice silk goods, jade, embroidery, wool, and clocks. Shopping lovers will immerse themselves in the joy of purchasing here.

Savoring snacks of time-horned brands

Century-old traditional food stores can be easily found on Nanjing Road. You cannot only taste the most authentic Shanghai food here, but also buy some for your friends and families as gifts.

 Top 5 food stores on Nanjing Road:

Zhen Lao Da Fang: Selling smoked fish and moon cakes with meat fillings

Shanghai First Food Hall: Gathering various kinds of local snacks including traditional cakes

Wangjiasha Pastry Shop: Offering wontons, desserts, and special snacks for traditional Chinese festivals

Shen Da Cheng: Mainly making moon cakes with meat fillings

Shao Wan Sheng: Best for its wine cured crabs and mud snails

Taking the Dangdang sightseeing tram

It's an unforgettable experience to take a ride on the old-style Dangdang tram which operates from 8:30 to 22:00 daily. On the slow bus, you can see various stores out of the window, old or new, leaving your view one by one, like the history. A single trip takes about 10 minutes and you need to pay CNY 5 for it.

Sightseeing Bus on Nanjing Road
Sightseeing Bus on the Road
Nanjing Road is extended to the Bund.
Nanjing Road is extended to the Bund.

Appreciating the night view

Flashing neon signs illuminate the magnificent buildings and spangle the night skyline of this lively city. Open-air bars, abstract sculptures, and lingering sounds from street musicians enhance night strolls.

Visiting Tips

.Shanghai Nanjing Road consists of the East Nanjing Road and West Nanjing Road, divided by the Middle Tibet Road. Comparatively speaking, East Nanjing Road is busier because of its advantageous location adjacent to the Bund, Shanghai's landmark. Visitors can choose to wander along the whole road or just part of it according to physical strength and time

Bustling Crowd on the Pedestrian Street
Bustling Crowd on the Pedestrian Street
Nanjing Road at Night
Charming Night Piece

How to get to Nanjing Road, Shanghai

 To the middle of Nanjing Road
1. Take Metro Line 1, Line 2 or Line 8 and get off at People's Square.
2. Take City Sightseeing Bus Line 1 and get off at Madame Tussauds.

 To East Nanjing Road:
Take Metro Line 2, Line 10, or City Sightseeing Bus Line 1 and get off at East Nanjing Rd. Station.

 To West Nanjing Road:
1. Take Metro Line 2, Line 12 or Line 13 and get off at West Nanjing Rd. Station.
2. Take bus 23, 24, 41, 301, 304, or 955 and get off at Shimen Yilu Nanjing Xilu Station.
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See more How to Get from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to People’s Square & Nanjing Road

See also:
15 Free Things to Do in Shanghai
 Where to Go in Shanghai in Autumn - 11 Best Destinations

- Last modified on Jul. 22, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Nanjing Road
Asked by Arthur To from CANADAAWBTO | Oct. 25, 2019 12:24Reply
How to get to The Bund from Rezen Hotel Shanghai Zhiwei Century 699 Xuanqiu Road, Pudong, Shanghai
Is there a subway station near Rezen Hotel Shanghai Zhiwei Century which is near the Shanghai Pudong Airport. We prefer to use subway or bus to get to The Bund area.
Answers (1)
Answered by Claire from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 28, 2019 02:39

You hotel is remote so there is no subway station nearby. You can take bus 59 from Xuanqiu Rd Xuanmei Rd station to Wild Animal Zoo station, then take metro line 16 to Longyang Rd station, and transfer to metro line 2 to East Nanjing Rd station, then walk west to the Bund. It takes around 2.5 hours with CNY8.
Asked by Ghada from KUWAIT | Oct. 14, 2019 06:35Reply
I am in Sofitel Sheshan oriental and want to go to Nanjing road.
what is the best transportation? and if by taxi what is the fees?
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Answered by Chana from UKRAINE | Oct. 15, 2019 01:18

From your hotel, walk west around 350 meters to get to Sichen Road Jiasong Road Bus Stop.
Take bus no.Songjiang 97 to Sheshan Metro Station. Then transfer to metro line 9 to Lujiabang Road and take metro line 8 to Laoximen. After that, take metro line 10 to East Nanjing Road, Exit 5. If you take a taxi from your hotel directly, the cab fare is CNY 130 to CNY 140 in the day time.
Asked by NURAINI MUSTOFA from USA | Jul. 27, 2019 16:30Reply
Transporation from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Guangxi South Road.
My flight will arrive Oct. 14, 2019 at 05:25. I plan to stay at Haishang Xiaowo People Square, No.16 Guangxi South Road, Huangpu District, China. Which Line should I take ?
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Answered by Billie from USA | Jul. 30, 2019 19:23

Take metro line 2 to People Square Station, and transfer to metro line 8 to Dashijie Station (Exit 1), and walk east of 400m to your hotel. It takes around 1.5 hours with CNY7.
Asked by Julz from NEW ZEALAND | Jul. 26, 2019 00:19Reply
Reputable Opticians by Sofitel Hyland
Can you still get glasses made in a day in China? I would like recommendations please thanks :)
Answers (1)
Answered by Garth from USA | Jul. 30, 2019 19:17

Yes. Maybe you can go to GM Glass Store, which is located at No.798-802, Middle Huaihai Road, Huangpu District.
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