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Nanjing Road Walking Street

Nanjing Road Walking Street

Nanjing Road Walking Street is a major shopping street in Shanghai and is the world’s longest and busiest shopping street. It has been a center of commerce in Shanghai for more than a century. It is at the intersection of West Nanjing Road and East Nanjing Road. This prosperous street in Shanghai has a million visitors every day.

West Nanjing Road features up-market shopping centers, office buildings, and some other retail outlets. Many of Shanghai’s oldest and largest department stores are located on East Nanjing Road. Additionally, there are a variety of domestic retail outlets and traditional delicacies available. The Park Hotel there is Shanghai’s most well-known historical hotel.

Nanjing Road has been a significant shopping area since the early 19th century. Hundreds of stores were established on both sides of the road because of the good “fengshui” there. Some of them gained notoriety soon after their creation. For example, the four famous global department stores by the early 19th century was “Xianshi” (Shanghai Fashion Company); “Yongan” (Hualian Plaza); “Xinxin” (No.1 Food Company); and “Daxin” (Shanghai No.1 Department Store). By the end of the 1920s Nanjing Road flourished with colorful neon lights at night. Later, large shopping centers sprang up similar to that of a bamboo shoot after a spring rain. If you don’t feel like walking in the street, you can take a sightseeing carriage.

Visitors often celebrate holidays at Nanjing Road including the Spring Festival, New Year’s Eve, Christmas or Easter, along with others. Shanghai is an international metropolis and Nanjing Road is a reflection of the prosperity of modern Shanghai.