East Nanjing Road
East Nanjing Road is a part of Nanjing Road, the symbol of flourish. There's a saying that goes 'you have not ever been to Shanghai unless you go to the Nanjing Road'.
Shanghai East Nanjing Road Facts
Chinese name: 南京东路 (nán jīng dōng lù)
Length: about 1,600m (1,750 yards)
Location: Start from The Bund and west to Middle Xizang Road, Huangpu District;
1h metro ride away from Pudong International Airport;
40mins metro ride away from Hongqiao International Airport & Hongqiao Railway Station;
30mins metro ride away from Shanghai South Railway Station.
|Map of East Nanjing Road (Click to enlarge)|
If you are interested in Chinese culture and art, the specialty shops in Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street will gratify your taste. You can choose from various special local products such as silk, calligraphy, paintings, traditional Chinese medicine, handicrafts and other souvenirs.
Top Shopping Malls on East Nanjing Road
1. Most stores along Shanghai East Nanjing Road open from 10:00 to 22:00.
2. The credit cards issued by China UnionPay, the following can be used in most of the shopping malls along East Nanjing Road: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB, Federal and Million.
2. Tasting Local Snacks and Enjoying Bars
After having a fully enjoyable but busy day, bar is a great place to start nightlife and get some relaxation. Bars like 505 Bar, Jinzhong Café Bar and Jazz Bar are good choices, which win high popularity among local young people.
3. Shanghai East Nanjing Road Dang-dang Sightseeing Bus
Operating Time: 08:00 – 22:30
Ticket Fare: CNY 5; free for children under 80cm (2.6ft)
Duration: 10 minutes
Oriental Pearl Tower. The whole length is about 647 meters (707 yards).
East Nanjing Road vs West Nanjing Road
Compared with West Nanjing Road, East Nanjing Road is more prosperous and popular among tourists, since most of the goods here are affordable; while there are more world-famous brands in West Nanjing Road, like Chanel, Hermes, LV, Dior and Prada.
East Nanjing Road covers many ancient buildings in foreign style like Gothic architecture, European classical architecture and Renaissance architecture. More modern Buildings stand along West Nanjing Road.
East Nanjing Road Metro Station
Frist of all, it is the transfer station of Metro Line 2 and Line 10. Secondly, as one of the most important metro stations in the city, it provides convenience facilities for people: clear English signs, escalator and toilets.
The station has 7 exits and here list the popular attractions, shopping malls and hotels nearby each exit.
Exit 1 & 4: Landmark Plaza, Sendnes Shopping Mall, Mankattan Square, Sofitel Hyland Hotel, Central Hotel, Grand Central Hotel, People's Square, Madame Tussauds Shanghai
Exit 2 & 5: Henderson Metropolitan, the Bund Riverside Hotel
Exit 3: Hongyi Plaza, Yuehui Plaza, Huangpu Sports Center, Westin Shanghai
Exit 6 & 7: Shanghai New World Daimaru, Peace Hotel, Peninsula Hotel, the Bund, Huangpu River Cruise
How to get to East Nanjing Road from Pudong International Airport
Take Metro Line 2 to get there directly. It costs CNY 7 and takes about 1h. The metro is available from 06:00 to 22:00 from the airport.
Take Maglev to Longyang Road and then transfer to Metro Line 2 to the road. It costs CNY 54 and takes about 25mins in total. The Maglev runs from 07:02 to 22:40.
How to get to East Nanjing Road from Hongqiao International Airport / Hongqiao Railway Station
Take Metro Line 2/ Line 10 to reach there. It takes no more than 40mins and costs CNY 5.
How to get to East Nanjing Road from Shanghai South Railway Station
Take Metro line 1 to People’s Square and then transfer to Line 2 to the road. It takes 30mins and costs CNY 4.
Take Metro Line 10 to South Shaanxi Road and then change to Line 2. It takes about 30mins and costs CNY 4.
You can also go to South Bund Soft-Spinning Material Market. It's about 2.5 miles (4 km) away from the Nanjing Road. There are lots of shops that sell silk clothes. Most products have good quality and acceptable price. The market is located at No.399, Lujiabang Road, Huangpu District.