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The Coolest Streets in Shanghai

Picture of Rachel Deason
Updated: 23 January 2017
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.
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Moganshan Rd

Moganshan Lu is a contemporary art district full of studios and galleries open to the public.

50 Moganshan Rd, Putuo Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000

Moganshan Lu | © jo.sau/Flickr

Moganshan Lu | © jo.sau/Flickr

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West Nanjing Rd

West Nanjing Rd is the place to go for all high-end shoppers.

Nanjing West Road, Jing’an, China, 200041

Nanjing Xi Lu | © Alexlux/Flickr

Nanjing Xi Lu | © Alexlux/Flickr

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Taikang Rd

Taikang Rd is an alley that runs through Tianzifang, a renovated neighborhood that houses boutique restaurants and shops.

Tianzifang | © Kate Hooper/Flickr

Tianzifang | © Kate Hooper/Flickr

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Wukang Rd

Wukang Rd, also known as Ferguson Lane, is an extremely expat-friendly street in the former French Concession.

Wukang Lu | © Andrew K. Smith/Flickr

Wukang Lu | © Andrew K. Smith/Flickr

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Fuzhou Rd

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.

Fu Zhou Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000

Fuzhou Lu | © g p/Flickr

Fuzhou Lu | © g p/Flickr

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East Nanjing Rd Pedestrian Street

Although touristy, East Nanjing Rd pedestrian street is worth a visit. It is one of the longest shopping streets in all of Asia.

南京路步行街 | © JianEn Yu/Flickr

南京路步行街 | © JianEn Yu/Flickr

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Any Street Beside Suzhou Creek

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.

Suzhou Creek | © jenspie3/Flickr

Suzhou Creek | © jenspie3/Flickr

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Taojiang Rd

Taojiang Rd, located in the former French Concession, is representative of the area’s laid back atmosphere.

Taojiang Lu | © dietertimmerman/Flickr

Taojiang Lu | © dietertimmerman/Flickr

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Donghu Rd

Donghu Rd, also located in the former French Concession, is a great place to spend an evening eating good food and drinking good cocktails.

Donghu Lu | © Mr. Thinktanks/Flickr

Donghu Lu | © Mr. Thinktanks/Flickr