Top 10 Chinese cities in night economy

Shanghai is the most vibrant city in China at night, according to the China City Night Economic Index.


September 16, 2022

BEIJING – Shanghai is the most vibrant city in China at night, according to the China City Night Economic Index released by on Sept 6.

Key evaluators of the index include night business, activities, crowds and facilities. The index calculated 337 cities in China for their performances in night outings, movies, public transportation, light, bars and emerging performance centers in 2021 and gave a comprehensive evaluation to the cities.

Shanghai owns more than 400 shopping malls, 80,000 restaurants and 4,000 entertainment venues that are active during the night by February 2022, which contribute to the city’s vibrancy at night. Besides, over 4,000 sports venues, 700 bookstores, 3,700 24-hour convenient stores and 800 starred hotels are all spotlights of the city at night.

Now let us check out the top 10 most vibrant cities in China at night.

People visit the Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City in Xi’an, Shaanxi province on July 2, 2020. [Photo/IC]

Visitors pick food at a night street in Wuhan, Hubei province, on Aug 13, 2022. [Photo/IC]

Visitors look around at an ancient street in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, on Aug 16, 2022. [Photo/IC]

Residents stroll on a street in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on Aug 14, 2022. [Photo/IC]

Residents stroll along a food street in Chongqing, on July 26, 2022. [Photo/IC]

People try midnight snacks at a night consumption festival in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Aug 8, 2020. [Photo/IC]

Customers enjoy food and snacks on a street in Chengdu, Sichuan province. [Photo/IC]

A tourist takes a photo of Liangma River during a boat tour in Beijing, on Aug 23, 2022. [Photo/IC]

People enjoy their dinner at a space in front of the shopping mall in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on July 30, 2022. [Photo/IC]

People enjoy their dinner at restaurants near the bund in Shanghai, on June 13, 2021. [Photo/IC]

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