Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai
, and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets. Today's Nanjing Road comprises two sections, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West. In some contexts, "Nanjing Road" refers only to what was pre-1945 Nanjing Road, today's Nanjing Road East, which is largely pedestrianised. Prior to 1949, the road's English name was rendered "Nanking Road" using the standard romanization of the time.Nanjing Road is located in the city center, running in a west-east direction. Its eastern section is in Huangpu
District and extends from The Bund west to People's Square.
Nanjing Road is the world's longest shopping district, around 6 km long, and attracts over 1 million visitors daily.East Nanjing Road is a dedicated commercial zone. At its eastern end is the central section of the Bund, featuring the Peace Hotel.West Nanjing Road the pedestrian mall, and East Nanjing Road, ends at People's Park
, formerly the Shanghai Race Course. Opposite the park are some of Shanghai's prestigious historic hotels, including Park Hotel.Tourists and guests often celebrate various holidays at Nanjing Road, such as the Chinese New Year, New Year's Eve, Christmas and Easter. Some parts of the buildings and shopping malls seen in front of Nanjing Road may host a fireworks display over the street.