Nanjing Road, which is the main shopping street of Shanghai in China and one of the world’s busiest shopping streets, contains two sections, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West. It starts at the Bund in the east and ends in the west at the junction of Jing’an Temple and Yan’an West Street.
After Shanghai became a treaty port after the Opium War (1839-1842), Nanjing Road was first the British Concession, then the International Settlement. It became the earliest shopping street in Shanghai with large quantities of foreign goods imported. And for shopping convenience, its eastern end has become an all-weather pedestrian arcade with traditional stores, modern shopping malls, specialty stores, theatres, and international hotels.
Nowadays, over 600 businesses on Nanjing Road offer countless famous brands, superior quality, and new fashions, as well as the world fast food brands, KFC, McDonald's, and Pizza Hut etc., upscale stores include Tiffany, Mont Blanc, and Dunhill, pubs, bars etc. Moreover, over 100 traditional stores and specialty shops still provide choice silk goods, jade, embroidery, wool, and clocks etc. on the other hand, the trackless sightseeing train will give you a comfortable tour of the night-transformed pedestrian street. The flashing neon signs lit the whole street, as well as the night skyline of this lively city.
Take Subway Line 1, Subway Line 2 or Subway Line 8 and get off at People's Square which is located in the joint area of west and east Nanjing Road.
1. To East Nanjing Road: Take bus 14, 33, 37, 65, 66, 108, 123, 135, 220, 251, 305, 306, 307, 314, 317, 330, 868, 910, 928, 929, 940, Tourism Bus Route 8, Subway Line 10 or Subway Line 2 and get off at East Nanjing Rd. Station.
2. To West Nanjing Road: Take bus 23, 24, 36, 57, 76, 109, 148, 206, 304, 323, 451, 738, 933, 974 or Subway Line 2 and get off at West Nanjing Rd. Station.