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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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Sofitel Shanghai Hyland ¥6,733
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.

    Campanile Shanghai Bund Hotel ¥3,998
    Campanile Shanghai Bund Hotel

    Campanile Shanghai Bund Hotel

    No.33 Fujian S Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown Shanghai, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yuyuan Bazaar, The Bund, and Nanjing Road Shopping District. Yu Garden and Shanghai Old Street are also within 15 minutes. Yuyuan Garden Station is only a 3-minute walk and Dashijie Station is 13 minutes.

      Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai ¥13,588
      Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai

      Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai

      33 Fu Cheng Road, Pudong, Shanghai
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Shanghai hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Shanghai World Financial Center and Oriental Pearl Tower. Shanghai Tower and Jin Mao Tower are also within 15 minutes. Lujiazui Station is 7 minutes by foot and Dongchang Road Station is 16 minutes.

        The Peninsula Shanghai ¥27,176
        The Peninsula Shanghai

        The Peninsula Shanghai

        32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, No 32 The Bund, Shanghai, Shanghai
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Qipu Lu Clothing Market and Nanjing Road Shopping District. Yu Garden and People's Square are also within 2 mi (3 km). East Nanjing Road Station is 8 minutes by foot and Tiantong Road Station is 11 minutes.

          Sweetome Vacation Apartment East Nanjing Road
          Sweetome Vacation Apartment East Nanjing Road

          Sweetome Vacation Apartment East Nanjing Road

          8TH FLOOR EAST NANJING ROAD,, HUANGPU,NO.600, SHANGHAI, PVG
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Shanghai, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shanghai Museum of Pen and Ink, Nanjing Road Shopping District, and People's Square. Yu Garden and Shanghai Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km). East Nanjing Road Station is 6 minutes by foot and Yuyuan Garden Station is 9 minutes.

            Grand Central Hotel Shanghai ¥9,425
            Grand Central Hotel Shanghai

            Grand Central Hotel Shanghai

            505 Jiujiang Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shanghai Museum of Pen and Ink, Nanjing Road Shopping District, and People's Square. Yu Garden and Shanghai Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). East Nanjing Road Station is 7 minutes by foot and Yuyuan Garden Station is 7 minutes.

              Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre ¥8,455
              Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre

              Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre

              555 Middle Xizang Road, (Close to Nanjing), Huangpu District, 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 and People's Square. The Bund is 3.5 mi (5.6 km) away. People's Square Station is only a 5-minute walk and Dashijie Station is 13 minutes.

                Shanghai Sweetome Boutique Apartment
                Shanghai Sweetome Boutique Apartment

                Shanghai Sweetome Boutique Apartment

                8F, No.600 East Nanjing Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Shanghai, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shanghai Museum of Pen and Ink, Nanjing Road Shopping District, and People's Square. Shanghai Museum and Shanghai Old Street are also within 1 mi (2 km). East Nanjing Road Station is 6 minutes by foot and Yuyuan Garden Station is 10 minutes.