Nanjing Road has traditionally been regarded as ‘China’s number one shopping street’. It spans over 3.4 miles and offers some of the finest and most expensive goods from China and abroad.
After the Opium War (1839-1842), Shanghai became a treaty port and Nanjing Road became the first shopping street of the city. Today the area has over 600 shops and the street is an all weather pedestrian arcade.
The famous brands and new fashion are here but there are still approximately a hundred traditional stores and specialty shops still provide choice silk goods, jade, embroidery, wool, and clocks. Restaurants, theatres, and international hotels have mushroomed on both sides of the street.
Take the Metro on Line 1, 2 or 8 and get off at People's Square Station.