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Honour the god of commerce in East Nanjing Road


Whether you are looking for something in particular or just want to browse, go to China’s largest shopping street, East Nanjing Road.

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 19thcentury. They have helped makeChina's first commercial street a paradise for shoppers, especially as it has become largely pedestrianised since 1999. Locals and Chinese and foreign tourists throngto its stores, which are open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. What is there to buy in 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 atsmall businesses

Nanjing East Road



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