Starting at the Bund and stretching over 5 kilometers to Jing'an Temple, Nanjing Road is Shanghai's most famous shopping street.
Home to over 600 businesses, including upscale fashion stores, restaurants, movie theaters, traditional shops, and more, Nanjing Road is the go-to destination for shoppers of all kinds. This exciting urban thoroughfare is the ideal setting for people watching, as it attracts large crowds, and its bright and colorful neon lights make for an impressive sight if you visit at night.
The eastern pedestrian-only section of Nanjing Road will eventually lead you to People’s Square, the center point of Shanghai. Here, you will find numerous well-known landmarks, such as the Shanghai Museum, the China Art Museum, and the Shanghai Grand Opera Palace, as well as a nice park.
If you travel along the western side of Nanjing Road, you will reach Jing’an Temple, a famous ancient temple that is said to be over 1,000 years old.
Nanjing Road is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, so be prepared for crowds. Weekends and evenings tend to be the most crowded times to visit.
Recommended duration of visit: 1 hr