Photos of Wujiang Road

Let me just post some photos I took on the Wujiang Road 吴江路 when ICS was busy shooting me with a camera.

Where is Wujiang Road

Wujiang Road is just at the exit of Metro Line #2, Nanjing West Road Station (formerly Shimen Yi Road Station). It is famous for its cheap and nice eatery. Recently, it is renovated to another Xintiandi (which I don’t like at all).

If you want to be there, just take Metro and exit at Exit 3 of Nanjing West Road Station of Metro #2.

Photos

I hope these photos can give you a sense of what downtown Shanghai typically look like during a normal Saturday afternoon.

Below: Building at 171 Taixing Road. It is built in 1925 – the 10 years of golden time for Shanghai.

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The detail of the decor on the building.

Below: This stainless steel pole is a typical sign to tell all vehicles that it is a pedestrian only street.

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

Here are more of it:

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Bike at the plate of a statue.

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

This is the statue:

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

I love this one: Bread Papa. Randy brought me the first one and I started to love it ever since.

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

Here is the Metro Exit. Now people do have more time, money and needs to turn the stair into a piece of art.

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As in any newly built street, the dust bin are classified:

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

Old Wujiang Road

In this image, if you see it carefully, on the other side of the road, there are some lower houses with red roof. That is also Wujiang Road, the older section.

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The bad news for me (or good news for others) is, they are going to turn that unique lovely place into the unified, internationalized street like this:

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

My Two Cents

If you have a chance, go visit the remaining part of the Wujiang Road and the newly built Wujiang Road. Do the comparison and tell us what do you like.

If you ask me, my short answer is, they are turning a Xiang Yang Market into a Parkson Shopping Center.

10 thoughts on “Photos of Wujiang Road

  1. loretta

    Wujiang Road is one of the must visit place whenever I go Shanghai. All my favorite eateries are there, the famous WANGJAISA next to metro exit, YANG’s, the fry bun place that forever have a long line up outside this hold-in-the-wall food stall, last but not least SUZHOUYANJAI the noodle house that serve the best eel dish in town. Good shopping, good fun, many happy good time there.

    Where is Xintinandi? please give name in Chinese character and direction getting there. Thanks.

  2. Michelle

    Haha, thanks for sharing a new Wujiang Road and your idea with us. I went there two years ago, and the road was still the old version that time. There were indeed lots of cheap and nice eateries there, while the people are even more. I just remember we needed to queue up early at 1 PM for the 6 PM dinner in front of a eatery with good reputation. Sounds incredible? I haven’t been to the renovated road, and I think I will visit it in the near future.

  3. Christina Hou

    I went to Wujiangroad last Thur. and as loretta said Yang’s fried dumpling is so tasted, visitors in shanghai should try. :) The Inner Mongolia Yogurt which is near from Yang’s fried dumpling deserve to try. Very delicious!!

    PS: Xintiandi is the most famous and expensive place to enjoy. You can have dinner, tea and coffee there, and there are many bars and shopping malls too. The Chinese character of Xintiandi is 新天地. I think every taxi driver knows this place, hehe.

  4. Mmmmh

    How many years old are you?? I hope you’re not older than 5 or 6. This is because only a toddler can shot stupid pictures like the ones you posted here. You took a pic of a “steel pole”.. uhm.. exciting. Ah, and you also comment “this steel pole will tell you this is just a pedestrian area”. Oh, really?? Well, maybe when you will grow up you’ll discover another use of a steel pole, or a group of them…

  5. Greg

    That’s one hell of an intolerant comment. Typical of people who hide behind the anonymity of the internet and flame others’ work. Ever occured to you that some of Jian Shuo’s readers are not locals and appreciate the little touches of local context he puts in? If you a local and can’t stand his occasional eccentricities, then move along. The porn site is just one mouseclick away away. Suffice it to say, for every naysayer, there’s others who appreciate him. Keep up the good work, Jian Shuo!

  6. Ko

    Comming here late but I just want to say such thoughtless modernization really ruined Wujiang Road in my viewpoint because the heart is removed with the old residents and the old crowded street I used to love. Always went to Yang’s old place for the snak in winter.

    I live in Jing’an Xikang Lu and it’s now happening to us too, take out the old buildings and build the luxury high rise, soon the market street will be gone too.

    China and Shanghai needs to think more about preserving culture. Sure not every old building can be or should be saved, but ruin the nice old street and cover it with plastic will someday turn us all into KFC clones, chicken in a box.

    Thsnks for your homepage, very interesting.

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