The reputation of Nanjing Road, especially its eastern part, in the historic centre of Shanghai, owes nothing to chance. Some stores that still exist today were built in the 19th century. They have helped make China's first commercial street a paradise for shoppers, especially as it has become largely pedestrianised since 1999. Locals and Chinese and foreign tourists throng to its stores, which are open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
What is there to buy on East Nanjing Road? You will find everything! Sportswear, clothing, electronics, jewellery, cosmetics, toys, watches, glasses, and food, as well as shops specialising in local crafts, calligraphy, paintings, silks, and traditional medicine, etc. Its extension, West Nanjing Road, carries Western luxury brands. Though department stores accept international credit cards, make sure you can pay in cash at small businesses.
East Nanjing Road