On my very first night in Shanghai, I decided to wander around the streets nearby the Le Royal Meridien hotel. Nanjing Road is pedestrian only street famous for its shopping. Think of Nanjing Road as a Las Ramblas in Barcelona where the pedestrian only street is lined up with plenty of shops, restaurants, street entertainment, scam artists, nightclubs, and bars.
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American Airlines ORD-PVG 777-200 Business Class
Le Royal Meridien Shanghai Hotel Review
The Westin Bund Center Shanghai Hotel Review Part 1
The Westin Bund Center Shanghai Hotel Review Part 2
The Hongta Hotel Shanghai Review
Twelve at Hengshan Shanghai Hotel Review
Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai Pudong Hotel Review
My Experience on the Shanghai Maglev Train
The Sights and Sounds of Nanjing Road and the Shanghai Bund
The Sights and Sounds of the Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai
The Sights and Sounds of the French Concession in Shanghai
The Sights and Sounds of Pudong Shanghai
The Sights and Sounds of Qipu Lu (Cheap Road) in Shanghai
Scam City: Shanghai Edition
The Various Restaurant Eats in Shanghai
The Various Street Foods in Shanghai Part 1
The Various Street Foods in Shanghai Part 2
The Various Street Foods in Shanghai Part 3
Shanghai Pudong Airport First Class Lounge
Shanghai Pudong Airport Dragonair and Cathay Pacific Lounge
American Airlines PVG-ORD 777-200 Business Class
Nanjing Road is best when visited during the night because of its vibrant neon signs and a mass throng of tourists and locals alike.
You can find street food in small stalls or simply visit one of the many food halls.
Motorcycle bikes are a huge deal in Shanghai. It’s an economic and fast form of transportation for locals since Shanghai is clogged with cars, taxis, and buses. They even have designated parking spots for motorbikes.
Nanjing Road is just lined up with a plethora of shops housed within large storefronts and shopping mall buildings.
There is even an Apple Store located in East Nanjing Road.
I started from People’s Square and walked east on Nanjing Road towards the famous Bund in Shanghai. The Bund is basically a touristy waterfront area that is lined with banks, consulates, and hotels.
The most famous thing about the Shanghai Bund is the river view. You can see ships in the water decorated with neon lights.
Here is the famous Bund river view overlooking the Oriental Pearl Tower: