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Historic Fuxing Road Walking and Shopping Tour in Shanghai's French Concession

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Historic Fuxing Road Walking and Shopping Tour in Shanghai's French Concession

Fuxing West Road, Urumuqi Road intersection street signs, Shanghai

Sara Naumann
A great way to see a bit of Shanghai off the beaten tourist path and do a little off-the-the-beaten path shopping, is to take a nice walk down Fuxing Road.

Where to start: begin your walking tour at the intersection of Ulumuqi (pronounced "woo loo moo chee") and Fuxing (pronounced "foo shing") Roads. Start on the north side of Fuxing Road and go west. Shanghai street signs are well marked in both Chinese and English and conveniently give directions (north, south, east or west) as well.

How to get there: jump in a taxi and say "woo-loo-moo-chee loo, foo-shing loo". Lu ("loo") means road in Mandarin Chinese.

When to go: May through September is the best time because the Plane trees, planted by the French at the turn of the century, are in full green leaf.

How much time to set aside: at least 2-3 hours to enjoy this lovely stroll down one of Shanghai's most beautiful French Concession streets.

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