The present „Nanjing Dong Lu“ used to be the „Fifth Avenue“ of Shanghai and was the main avenue of Western power and Chinese salesmanship.
British traders sold European products, Chinese merchants tried the same with Chinese goods. The first department stores opened along this street at 1910. A walk around the shopping street will reveal hidden alleyways behind the glamorous facade. Chinese and colonial at the same time – a fascinating urban landscape in the middle of downtown.