Adjacent to Hongkong and Macau, Guangzhou enjoys rocked development in trade and commerce, and is honored as a shopping paradise. The bilingual Canton Fair held separately in April and October also draws businessmen around the world and accelerates its commercial development. Without doubt, Guangzhou is a heaven for avid fashionistas with glittering arrays of products at competitive rates. The following are a few spots popular in Guangzhou for shopping and experiencing its culture.
Shang Xia Jiu Pedestrian Street
Located in the center of Liwan District, which is the traditional commercial center in Guangzhou, you can get a fully immersed experience of Guangzhou by taking a stroll down the busiest pedestrian street. Standing on both sides of the road are the signature Qi Lou, which is an old building style that best reflects Lingnan culture. More than 200 stores with a diverse selection of products are offered. After a busy day's shopping, before going home you can pamper yourself at one of the brand name restaurants or teahouses nearby, or sooth your spirit in the nearby Spa center.
Beijing Lu Pedestrian Street
Beijing Lu pedestrian street resembles Shang Xia Jiu pedestrian street in some parts. However, the clothes, shoes, etc sold on Beijing Lu are of higher quality and feature more pricy tags. It is simultaneously fashionable and enjoyable to taste the local culture.
For young fashionistas who favor Japanese and Korean fashion, Zhuangyuan Fang on Renmin Nan Lu is surely a nice choice. Although it covers a scale of merely 200 meters, numerous fashion fans are flocking into the stores for its most fashionable clothes, fashion accessories, etc.
Located in the center of Tianhe District, Teem Mall is a large contemporary shopping center proudly offering extensive ranges of stores and restaurant amenities for avid shopping aholics. Indeed, Teem Mall has become a vital part of the Cantonese shoppers' life. Products from brand names are available here with upmarket quality, improving the development of Guangzhou commerce to a new level.
Hualin Jadeware Street
A few miles from Xia Jiu Lu, Hualin Jadeware mainly engages in jade and jewelery retail as well as wholesale. Its history can be dated back to the Qing Dynasty in Chinese history. Currently, hundreds of jadeware stores offering top quality jades, jade bracelets, rings and other wares are available there.
1. Canton sculptures, including jade sculpture, wood sculpture, olive sculpture and many more enjoying great fame across China or even in the world are proven souvenirs.
2. Guangzhou colorful pottery with an enriching history of more than 300 years is also a favorable option.
3. Canton Embroidery with nick name "Yue Embroidery" is one of the four famous Chinese Embroideries.
4. Give a taste to Wang Laoji herbal tea as it is a healthy medicine drink for the human body with consideration of Guangdong's humid, hot climate.