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Aug 26, 2010 - ShangHai    No Comments

Nanjing Road

Hours of Operation: 24 hrs.

Admission: Free

Get There: Take the Metro to People’s Square(Line 2) or East Nanjing Road(Line 2 or 10) station.

Nanjing Road or in Chinese Nánjīng Lù is the main shopping street of Shanghai, and is one of the world’s busiest shopping streets.  Today’s Nanjing Road comprises two sections, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West. Nanjing Road is the world’s longest shopping district; around 6 km long, and attracts over 1 million visitors daily. 600 businesses on Nanjing road offer countless famous brands and new fashions. KFC, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, and other world-famous food vendors line both sides of the street. Upscale stores include Tiffany & Co., Mont Blanc, and Dunhill. In addition, approximately a hundred traditional stores and specialty shops still provide choice silk goods, jade, embroidery, wool, and clocks.

The stretch of Nanjing Road where cars are prohibited start in the West at People’s Square and ends in the East at The Bund.

Aug 16, 2010 - ShangHai    No Comments

The Bund

Hours of Operation: 24 hrs.

Admission: Free

Get There: You can take the Metro to East Nanjing Road (Line 2 or 10) station.  Then walk 10 minutes east towards the Huangpu River.

A Ferry also runs between Pudong (east) and the Bund (west) of the Huangpu River. The cost of the ferry is on average 2¥

The Bund, also called Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (East Zhongshan 1st Road), is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. It is on the west bank of the Huangpu River from the Waibaidu Bridge to Nanpu Bridge and winds 1500 meters (0.93 mile) in length. The most famous and attractive sight which is at the west side of the Bund are the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance.

It is well worth a visit at night on the East bank as the historic buildings are all lit up.  To get to the East bank you can still take Metro Line 2 just get off at Lujiazui station and walk west towards the Huangpu River.