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Shopping can be fun but exhausting, especially for girls wearing high heels. So how's this for a solution - what if ladies could browse through stores while on a train? Sounds bizarre? Believe it.

A newly-opened home furnishing mall in Shanghai features an in-house metro train that can take shoppers to any store inside the 6-story building, the local News Times reported Monday.


A mini metro train runs inside the new Red Star Macalline mall on Shanghai's Zhenbei Road. (photo: China Foto Press)

The 14-meter-long train runs on a spiral rail and is the first of its kind in the world, the newspaper says.

Besides the train, the leading furniture chain Red Star Macalline offers more creative shopping concepts. The building's interior design features many trees and water landscapes, supporting its claim of being China's first park-style shopping complex.

"It's an absolutely different experience here," a visitor surnamed Liu was quoted as saying. "It feels like a forest park."

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