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Monday, October 22, 2012

Neon Lights @ Shanghai Nanjing Road

Every world class city has its famous main streets and shopping areas. New York has its Broadway and 5th Avenue; London has its Oxford Street; Hong Kong has its Nathan Road and Canton Road. Shanghai has its Nanjing Road.

Nanjing Road of Shanghai, China

Literally translate to the road of Southern Capital, Nanjing Road is pretty long road. It is divided into different sections that stretches through different subrubs. If you have limited time, consider to visit the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street near the People's Square underground railway station.

The world is flat. ZARA at Nanjing Road of Shanghai

The People's Square is a major subway interchange station in Shanghai and it is very easy to find. All the exits are labelled in "English", well, majority of the names are "translated" phonetically from Chinese to English. However, it is still easy enough for travellers.

Samsung neon sign near Nanjing Road and People's Square of Shanghai China

Whether you are intended to shop or not, Nanjing Road of the Huang Pu district (黄浦区南京东路 in Chinese) would make your visit worthwhile, especially at nights when carefully designed spot lights are shaded onto historic buildings in Shanghai. Coupled with the neon signs from Chinese and international brands, one can see the benefits that capitalize has brought to modern China.


More Shanghai Posts:
The Bund @ Shanghai Tang
Food @ Shanghai
Lujiazui @ Pudong Shanghai
Neon Lights @ Shanghai Nanjing Road
Old Shanghai Revamped
Remains of Shanghai World Expo 2010