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Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)

Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) is a shopping street with a history. When the British began trading in Shanghai after the Opium Wars of the 19th century, this was one of their commercial centers. In those days it was called Nanking Road, the 'k' being a more popular form of Anglicization.

Today it's not only the hectic heart of Shangai's shopping and tourism scene, but the longest shopping district in the world (6 km/3.5 mi of go-go-go). Even back in its earliest days when it served the International Settlement, it quickly became dominated by big department stores. The chains have well and truly moved in here, but really it's for the experience as much as anything that you should come.

The street is divided into two lengths, east and west. The eastern section is pedestrianized. Avoid the Western generic stuff and concentrate on what are still the Shanghai specialties - silk, jade, clocks. If it all gets a bit much, there's a sight-seeing trackless train that can take you the length of the street at night.

Practical Info

The Eastern section of Nanjing Road runs from The Bund to People's Square. The Western section runs from People's Square to the Jing'an Temple. You can take Line 2 of the subway and get off at either East Nanjing Road station or West Nanjing Road station. 

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Big Bus Shanghai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 41 Reviews

See Shanghai’s highlights on this hop-on hop-off tour! Visit Jade Buddha Temple, Nanpu Bridge, the Bund, Jing’an Temple, Xintiandi, the People’s Plaza and ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $48.00

Huangpu River Cruise and Bund City Lights Evening Tour of Shanghai

4 star rating: Recommended 51 Reviews

The Bund is the cultural section of Shanghai that best represents the blending of ancient and modern influences. This renowned waterfront district is the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $78.99

8-Day Eastern China Private Tour: Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Huangshan

Spend an entire week exploring the best of eastern China! With a private guide to show you around the different attractions in Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou and ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights

From USD $1,678.66

Shanghai Highlights Bike Tour Including the Bund and Xintiandi

See the best of Shanghai on this easy bike tour with a friendly, knowledgeable guide. Get an up-close look at local life as you explore diverse neighborhoods ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 3.5-4 hrs

From USD $51.99

Shanghai Afternoon Sightseeing Tour including Huangpu River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Take a tour around Shanghai and see one of Asia's most progressive cities. Shanghai or "Paris of the Orient" has fast developed economically, ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.99

Shanghai Night Bike Tour

See Shanghai come alive on this nighttime bike tour with a friendly, knowledgeable guide. Navigate the city streets and explore diverse neighborhoods and sites ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 3.5-4 hrs

From USD $52.00

4-Day Shanghai and Suzhou Private Tour including the Bund

From the busy streets of Shanghai to the tranquil canals of Suzhou – you will have three-day’s worth of interesting activities and sightseeing experience ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

From USD $440.00

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