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Nanjing Road Shopping District

Experience the bustling energy of Shanghai’s most famous commercial street, with a pedestrian mall surrounded by traditional and luxury shopping opportunities. 

The Nanjing Road Shopping District, one of the city’s busiest shopping areas, has a history stretching back more than 100 years. The district is now a mix of towering department stores and colonial-era buildings along a pedestrian mall. Find luxury brands, international fast-food chains, and shops selling silk and jade.

The district began as the main road in the city’s International Settlement, serving as a hub for imported and Western products. It is now divided into two sections: Nanjing Dong Lu (Nanjing Road East) and Nanjing Xi Lu (Nanjing Road West), with People's Park (Renmin Gongyuan) marking the halfway point. Discover historic landmarks and sprawling new additions on the street’s pedestrian-only eastern half. The western half is distinctly more modern, catering toward high-end shoppers. 

Don’t miss the district’s iconic “Big Four” department stores: the No. 1 Department Store, the No. 1 Provisions Store, the Shanghai Fashion Company and the Hualian Commercial Building. The Shanghai Fashion Company has a striking art deco exterior, while the square nearby to the Hualian Commercial Building occasionally hosts performances. Stop by this square in the morning and you’ll often see local residents practicing tai chi, traditional dances or ballroom steps.

Head to the Shanghai First Food Store found on the west end of the street to pick up gift-wrapped cakes, candy and other sweet treats. Check out a wonderful selection of Chinese pottery and porcelain at Shanghai Jingde Zhen Porcelain Artware. For more upscale products, visit Plaza 66 where you’ll find luxury brands ranging from Cartier to Versace.

Be sure to see Nanjing Dong Lu in the evening, when the street buzzes with lively open-air bars, street musicians and flashing neon signs. After a day of exploring, rest your feet by enjoying the atmosphere via the street’s sightseeing trolley, an electric train that runs up and down the pedestrian mall.

Nanjing Road Shopping District stretches across more than 3 miles (5 kilometers) of central Shanghai, from the the Bund in the east to the to the Jing’An Temple in the west. Travel here via the Shanghai Sightseeing bus or subway using the East or West Nanjing Road stops. 


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The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi NT$3,794
The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi

The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi

No.99 Madang Road, Luwan District, Shanghai, Shanghai
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Former French Concession and K11 Art Mall. Shanghai Museum and Xintiandi Style Shoppping Centre are also within 15 minutes. South Huangpi Road Station is only a 4-minute walk and Xintiandi Station is 7 minutes.

    The Shanghai EDITION NT$6,665
    The Shanghai EDITION

    The Shanghai EDITION

    199 Nanjing Road East, Huangpu, Shanghai, Shanghai
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nanjing Road Shopping District, Yu Garden, and People's Square. Shanghai Museum and Shanghai Grand Theatre are also within 2 mi (3 km). East Nanjing Road Station is only a 3-minute walk and Yuyuan Garden Station is 14 minutes.

      Sofitel Shanghai Hyland NT$2,018
      Sofitel Shanghai Hyland

      Sofitel Shanghai Hyland

      505 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai, Shanghai
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Shanghai, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nanjing Road Shopping District, People's Square, and Yu Garden. Former French Concession and Xintiandi Style Shoppping Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km). East Nanjing Road Station is 6 minutes by foot and Yuyuan Garden Station is 8 minutes.

        JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Tomorrow Square NT$3,261
        JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Tomorrow Square

        JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Tomorrow Square

        399 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shanghai Grand Theatre, People's Square, and Nanjing Road Shopping District. Renmin Park and Huanghe Road are also within 15 minutes. People's Square Station is 9 minutes by foot and Dashijie Station is 10 minutes.

          The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai NT$3,223
          The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai

          The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai

          88 Henan Central Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nanjing Road Shopping District, Yu Garden, and Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. The Bund and Dongjiadu Road Ferry Wharf are also within 6 mi (10 km). Yuyuan Garden Station is 5 minutes by foot and East Nanjing Road Station is 8 minutes.

            Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai
            Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai

            Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai

            No 282,Huai Hai Road Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Huai Hai Road Shopping District, People's Square, and Former French Concession. Nanjing Road Shopping District and Xintiandi Style Shoppping Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km). South Huangpi Road Station is only a 4-minute walk and Dashijie Station is 8 minutes.

              The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong NT$7,555
              The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

              The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

              Shanghai ifc No.8 Century Avenue, Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, Shanghai
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Pudong, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Super Brand Mall, Shanghai Municipal History Museum, and Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park. The Bund and Oriental Pearl Tower are also within 10 minutes. Lujiazui Station is only a 3-minute walk and Dongchang Road Station is 20 minutes.

                Fairmont Peace Hotel NT$5,813
                Fairmont Peace Hotel

                Fairmont Peace Hotel

                20 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai, Shanghai
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Shanghai hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of The Bund and Shanghai International Convention Centre. Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai Tower are also within 1 mi (2 km). Lujiazui Station is 9 minutes by foot and Dongchang Road Station is 26 minutes.