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The Coolest Streets in Shanghai

Shanghai Streets | © Charles W Clark/Flickr
Shanghai Streets | © Charles W Clark/Flickr
Experience the best of Shanghai on foot or bike. There are the cozy streets of the former French Concession, the shopping streets around the Bund, the bike friendly streets along Suzhou Creek, and more. While Shanghai has many must see tourist attractions, these cool streets will be what you remember the most.

Taikang Rd

Tianzifang | © Kate Hooper/Flickr
Taikang Rd is an alley that runs through Tianzifang, a renovated neighborhood that houses boutique restaurants and shops.
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Fuzhou Rd

Fuzhou Lu
Fuzhou Lu | ©g p/Flickr
During the 19th century, Fuzhou Rd was known for its brothels. Now, it’s a great place to shop for books, pottery, and calligraphy tools.
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East Nanjing Rd Pedestrian Street

南京路步行街 | © JianEn Yu/Flickr
Although touristy, East Nanjing Rd pedestrian street is worth a visit. It is one of the longest shopping streets in all of Asia.
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Any Street Beside Suzhou Creek

Suzhou Creek
Suzhou Creek | ©jenspie3/Flickr
In the 19th century, Suzhou creek formed the boundary between Shanghai’s British and American settlements. Now, its distinctive bridges are a scenic place for a bike ride or long walk.
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Taojiang Rd

Taojiang Lu
Taojiang Lu | ©dietertimmerman/Flickr
Taojiang Rd, located in the former French Concession, is representative of the area’s laid back atmosphere.
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Donghu Rd

Donghu Lu
Donghu Lu | ©Mr. Thinktanks/Flickr
Donghu Rd, also located in the former French Concession, is a great place to spend an evening eating good food and drinking good cocktails.
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These recommendations were updated on January 23, 2017 to keep your travel plans fresh.