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-Travel to The Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road is a premier shopping street in Shanghai and also the most famous shopping district in the world. Nanjing Road is located in the city center, running in a west-east direction in Huangpu District. According to the travel guide, the original Nanjing Road was refers to the road before 1945, which is as long as 5 kilometers, starting from the Bund in the east and passing through the city center before ending in the west at the junction of the Jing'an Temple and Yan'an West Street. The present Nanjing Road only refers to the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, which was built in 2000, starting from

 Henanzhonglu on the east and ending at Xizhangzhonglu on the west. It is about 1.2 kilometers long and the widest section is about 28 meters. Nanjing Road is decorated with neo-classical buildings and it has been a centre of commerce in Shanghai for more than a century. Travel to the Road, you can find over 600 shops along the street offering countless famous brands, superior quality goods, and new fashions, including the city's largest department store, pearl store, food store, medical shop, clothing store and bookstore. Upscale stores includ Tiffany, Mont Blanc and Dunhill can all be found. Moreover, it also offers the KFC, Pizza Hut and Mc Donald's. The guide will also introduce some history about the road to you when you travel there, here just a brief introduction. In the aftermath of the First Opium War (1839-1842), Shanghai became a treaty port. Nanjing Road was first the British Concession, then the site of the International Settlement. Importing large quantities of foreign goods, it became the first shopping street in the city. Since then, Nanjing Road has been extensively restructured for the convenience of shoppers; Big traditional stores on the pedestrian arcade can not dominate the market as they once did due to modern shopping malls, specialty stores and theaters are mushrooming on both sides of the street. Travel follows a local guide you will discover some interesting story hidden in some old buildings which has been standing there about a hundred year.
Location: in the center of Shanghai City. Open time: 24 hours

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Name:Shopping on Nanjing Road Reply

I want to go shopping on the famous Nanjing Road the last day of our travel in Shanghai. How long does it take to stroll Nanjing Road by visiting, let’s say, half of its stores?

Name:Re: Shopping on Nanjing Road

Well, that will depend on your speed. But Nanjing Road has so many stores which will easily cost you a whole day to visit. On the other hand, very few of the locals go shopping on Nanjing Road. It is mostly for tourists. So, it is better to make a shopping list before you go to the Nanjing Road.