Nanjing Road is a famous walking
commercial street, which is always busy, crowded with people. The
5.5-km long Nanjing Road extends from the bund to the Jingan Temple.
Nanjing Road was built after the Opium War (1839-1842). It was opened
as a treaty port. Later it became the British Concession. It was
the earliest shopping street in Shanghai. After the People’s Republic
of China was founded it was expanded and renovated and became the
China’s First Commercial Street. There were a lot of large traditional
department stores were built there. But now it is a very modern
shopping street. Numerous famous brand commodities from China and
all over the world are sold there. There are also world-famous food
vendors, coffee shops lining both sides of the street. It is really
pleasant to stroll on Nanjing Road in the night. Flashing neon signs
illuminate the magnificent buildings and spangle the night skyline
that make you feel you are in the paradise of the world.
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