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Nanjing Road Shanghai tour packages is known as the "No. 1 Commercial Street in China". It starts from the Bund in the east to Xizang Mid. Rd. in the west, with a length of 2.5 km. It has more than 100 China Time-honored Brand specialty stores, modern commercial buildings and shopping malls, such as the No.l Department Store, Hualian, New World Department Store and century-old shops such as the First Food Store, Laojiefu, Baoda-xiang, Hengdeli and Wuliangcai.

The history of Nanjing Road can be traced back to the year 1845. At that time it was called ˇ°Park Laneˇ±, which stretched from the Bund to HeˇŻnan Road. In 1854, it was extended to Zhejiang Road, and eight years later, once more extended to Xizang Road. In 1862, it was named formally ˇ°Nanking Roadˇ±by the Municipal Council, which administered the International Settlement Shanghai travel. In Chinese it was usually referred to as the Main Road. Around 1930 it was a bustling street with at least one reported casino. In 1943 the International Settlement was annulled, and after World War Two the government changed its name from Nanking Road to "East Nanjing Road", meanwhile they also renamed the former Bubbling Well Road "West Nanjing Road", and the general name of the two roads became China vacation deals "Nanjing Road", comprising five kilometers total length.

At the beginning of the 20th century, eight big department stores were established along the street. A series of franchised stores were also set up at that time.On 23 August 1937 a bomb was dropped on Nanjing Road by a Chinese plane in an attempt to lighten its load while being pursued by Japanese planes China tours. The bomb hit two department stores, killing 612 people and injuring another 482.

In 2000, as a part of the development plan held by the local government, Nanjing Road was renovated to be a characteristic pedestrian street. The width is about 28 meters and the total length is 1,200 meters, which extends from Middle He'nan Road to Middle Xizang Road.

In 2007, the Jingan and Huangpu governments agreed to coordinate their policy to enhance the development of Nanjing Road, through a unique launching of a committee. This agreement followed a request by the committee of Champs-Elysees in the perspective of a friendship agreement between both famous streets.

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