Since the beginning of the Nineties, as most flourishing commercial and cutural centers in China, the famous streets with characteristics like Nanjing Road, Huaihai Road, Hengshan Road, Duolun Road retains the finest of the old and new Shanghai. The streets of Shanghai are not so broad. There are a lot of Chinars flourishing on the both sides of the streets in spring and summer. Walking on the streets and smelling the aroma of the gardenias, the pedestrians are endued with an agreeable and leisure feel.
The garish neon on the Nanjing Road
The Nanjing Road is the most busiest and luxuriant commercial strip in Shanghai. Serriedly, the row upon row of thousands of stores line on both sides of the Nanjing Road where has practically concentrated the commercial quintessence of Shanghai, it is strictly worth the name of "shopper's paradise".
Shanghai Old Street
Known as Fangband Road, "Shanghai Old Street" with a total of 825 meters, is adjacent to the Yuyuan Garden Bazaar Area and runs in an east-west direction from Zhonghua Road to Henan Road South, with both ends marked by decorated archways.The eastern section restores the residential character of the late Qing; the western section mainly imitates the structures of Ming and Qing, for-ming an antique style.
It seems the Hengshan Road under the leafy chinars is the most classical public house street in Shanghai to say that Shanghai is the most distinctive public house city in China. The longest public house street in the locality includes the areas along the Hengshan Road, Urumqi Road and Dongping Road. When roaming along these streets you would be mesmerized by the twinkling neon all your ways.
Cultural Street---Duolun Road Duolun Lu is so famous for its history that it is known as "Duolun Historic Street" in many guidebooks. Located in Hongkou district, it curves for just 500 meters and is completely pedestrianized, lined with red-brick buildings from the 1930s. It was known as Darroch Road during its time as part of the American Concession, after Reverend John Darroch – a publisher of religious tracts. It is fitting that the street later became the epicenter for a group of Leftist writers including Lu Xun, Guo Moruo, Mao Dun and Qu Qiubai. Possibly the most interesting building on Duolun Lu is the Hong De Tang, or Great Virtue Christian Church, which was built in 1928. It is notable for its mix of Western architecture with Chinese elements, such as upturned eaves. Today, Duolun Lu contains a modern art gallery, a museum, a film café, and a row of antique and curio stalls.
In Shanghai , there are 64 roads that are not allowed to broaden. Among these 64 roads, Wukang Road is the most special one. Its north and south link two Shanghai’s most prosperous avenues. However, Wukang Road extraordinarily keeps its unique mystery and tranquility. Walking in Wukang Road, different with the bustle and hustle of the outside world, all you feel is quiet and peace from heart.
No.1 Fashion Street－Huaihai Lu
One of the busiest streets in downtown Shanghai, Huaihai Lu began life as Avenue Paul Brunat, named after a famous Shanghai doctor. It was renamed Avenue Joffre after the First World War, in honour of Joseph Jacques Cesaire Joffre, an army general (who also lent his name to a mountain in Canada, a French aircraft carrier, and a type of train). The street was the main artery of the French Concession, and grew busier between the First and Second World Wars, when White Russians arrived and opened businesses there. Among the prominent buildings that lined the road was the Normandie Apartments, which still stands today at the junction of Wukang Lu, and resembles the Flat Iron Building in New York City. Avenue Joffre was also a popular nightlife hub, with clubs like DD's and Pop's Place.
Lovers Street-Tian Ai Road
Lovers Street-Tian Ai Road A stroll along the road was enjpyable. Although it was near Sichuan North Road, one of the busiest streets in the city, it was clear of traffic.It was like an oasis of serenity amidst the bustling metropolis.Tall chinars stood silently on both sides, covering the sunrays and casting down shadows.Naughtily,the luxuriant tendril climber plants clung to the grilles and the walls. What was more pleasurable, however, was the inscriptions on the wall. Guess what? Famous love poems from home and abroad such as Yeats'"When you are old" were exquisitely incribed.
Snack Street- Wujiang Road
Wujiang Road is a famous snack street in Shanghai, by the Nanjing Road. This street not only boasts a fine collection of the famous delicate snacks from Zhejiang province or Shanghai but many delicious foods from the other parts of this country. For example the traditional Shanghai snack foods, Shengjian (the fried steamed bread and steamed buns with stuffing), Guotie(fried dumpling; pot sticker), grilled foods, Hong Kong-style crystal cake, the Guangzhou-style congee and noodles in Liyuan Restaurant are all very popular with Shanghai people. If you walk tired, you can sit down and rest your weary limbs in the MR COFFEE for a cup of coffee, or taste the beefsteak in the Chaoshou Western –style food Restaurant. It is really a good choice for you to visit here and enjoy the tastable foods.
Food Street-Huanghe Road Huanghe Road is located on the west People Square in the downtown Shanghai. It has always been a famous snack street, and local people of different ages like to visit here and taste every kind of delicious food in restaurants along this street.
Dong Tai Road Antique MarketDongtai Road Antique Market, located in Dongtai Road in the Luwan District of Dongtai, a suburb of Shanghai, is a renowned outdoor market where one can find many "antiques" (Most are said to be fake!), yet one is inclined to forgive the vendors at this very special old flea market for any fakery, because Dongtai Road is the only remaining flea market in the Shanghai area that is still devoted to selling antiques. Once you arrive at the market, which attracts visitors from all over the world, you will likely feel overwhelmed by the cornucopia of ceramics, gold and silver objects, sculptures, paintings, ancient currencies, arts and crafts and chiming vintage clocks.