Baiyun Leather goods & Railway station: shopping paradise
Well, i might say guangzhou is a shopping paradise, you can see everything and you can get everything here, from a to z, You name it you see it you grab it!
Well, let me introduce a few places, which seems to be the most famous here and not to be miss during your holiday or your trip in guangzhou,
first one is SAN YUAN LI ( 三元里）, it's a subway stop and the name of a place/building called BAIYUN LEATHER WORLD ( 桂花岗） where you can find all kinds of LEATHER GOODS from A-Z from the poor quality to The BEST quality. Its all about high end knock offs.
and also there's a another place called guangzhou huo che zhan the GUANGZHOU RAILWAY STATION ( 广州火车站） where you can find clothes and shoes, caps and watches. You can get it here, they have the best style, the most fashionable style all around asia that is worth to die for! to be exact the place called zhan xi lu.（站西路）---------> direction to get here : Please get off at Guangzhou railway station ( Subway station) exit F, walk straight ahead, lets say 800 meters, you will see mcdonalds on your right hand side, and there is a building called hui mei (汇美，thats the place, and if you go out from the other side, the whole street sell so much stuff :) you might wanna check it as well.
There is another one it's 海珠广场 (haizhu square). The building called One link square It's a name of a place and also a name for a subway stops, it's the place to buy lots of things, from food, Toys, dolls and souvenir anything you can imagine about merchandise and many more!!! You can find it here!
For Electronics, you might wanna go to Gangding subway station Exit C, and there is several building just only for electronics and another place would be 大沙头 ( da sha tou) its also for electronics, but you need to get here by taxi
Last but not least its my favourite one, located in tian he district, 2 subway stops name, Tiyuxilu and Shi pai qiao, ( 体育西路，石牌桥）The name of the mall are Grandview Mall, Tee Mall, Onelink plaza, and Taikoo hui) These 4 malls are considered the best shopping malls in guangzhou, You can find high street until high end brands here: You name it!! The REAL thing!
from Zara, massimo dutti, Bershka, sephora, uniqlo, stradivarius, guess, CK, Jurlique, Mac, Jack Jones, H&M, ELLE, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Armani, Longchamp, Dior, badgley mischka, Chanel, Hermes, you see it, you like it, you grab it! :P
so enjoy your stay and hope my tips helps! for further detail hit me on my email, firstname.lastname@example.org
What to buy: bag, shoes, clothes, lamp, food, electronics you see it you like it you get it !
What to pay: CASH, no limit from cheap to expensive, no credit card
- Women's Travel
Fashion Tianhe Plaza: Young and Trendy Mall in Guangzhou
I got out of the bus. I saw this underground mall that link to the metro stations at The Tianhe Sport Center. The purpose of visiting the mall is not shopping, just curious about the interior design of this underground mall. I would describe it as shiny, trendy and young. I had my lunch here and enjoyed the walk here to the metro station.
What to buy: Fashion clothing, women accessories, shoes, and etc.
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pedestrian for shopping: Xang Jia jiu lu
We can enjoy the shopping along the road, besides there is a restaurant , cafe then street vendors with local food. Its a great atmosphere for ladies .. shop and eat...
I loved the local traditional market, near by the chang shou lu exit, there we found the market, fantastic with the dim sum, local people so great.
TaiKoo Hui Shopping Centre: Shop till you bloodclot
Gigantic, up market shopping mall development. Surely one of the grandest malls in all of China.
What to buy: Ladies' Fashion, Shoes/Bags/Leather Goods, Arts/Home/Gifts, Health/Beauty, Children's Wear/Toys, Music/Electronics, Food & Beverages, Major Stores, Lifestyle.
Worldwide luxury names make this place a shopping centre for the rich. Labels such as Dior, Emporio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Prada, Chanel, Starbucks. Check out 'awfullychocolate' for a funky new brand (food and drinks - I watched the manageress on an interview and she impressed me greatly). Uniqlo and some more affordable highstreet chains rival the luxury boutiques and even if parting with money makes you a little hot under the collar, architecturally this place is worth a look.
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Ole' supermarket: Western food products in China
This new supermarket stocks some jaw-dropping forgotten ingredient of Western food if you been a China for any considerable length of time and find food shopping difficult or unexciting.
Laid out like a British supermarket, be absorbed in the bakery section and work your way on round past the cheeses to the Canton crocodile.
Prices are a bit more than average but for all the trouble finding branches of Carrefour or WalMart/Tescos on short trips to built up areas, this is a convenient and eye-opening stop.
What to buy: Thanksgiving and presumably Christmas turkeys were on offer on an A-frame outside the main doors. Import products from alcohol to cheese, cereal and a great selection of tinned food (beans, frankfurters and such) great for the expat travelling further back into the mainland. These supplies will last a long time and can stock up on a foreigner's condiment supplies.
What to pay: A wisely invested few hundred Yuan can last months. Great booze section too! Worth splashing out.
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What to pay: Don't worry its really cheap. Just give us a call.
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Figurine shopping centre: Bargaining when shopping
Figurines are sold at wholesale price. Usually, they will not give discounts to tourist, especially when they know what countries you are from cos they know that these are sold much more expensive in your countries. So dont be afraid to keep pressing the price down,does not hurt to try. :D
Though they keep saying that prices are lowest, wholesale price. Right before us after we made payment, someone got discount....
And, never underestimate the power of "Walking Away". If u cant get what u want at the price u want it, walk away, they will start slashing the price. Got a bag which was priced at 85RMB to 45RMB. Jus by saying we come back later, and walked away. She slashed to 60RMB then 45RMB. Deal! Even if they dont slash when u walk away, worry not, there will be more shops. And if cant find, then go back and get it. No harm.
What to buy: Fan of figurines, get it there. Figurines priced at S$100+ can be got at S$20 there. The figurines are also very detailed and pretty.
What to pay: Depending on whether u getting alot or little. We got ard 10 figurines, total spend RMB700.
Tee Mall: Big Shopping Mall
This mall is huge, used to be the biggest in Asia. All prices here are set prices and you cannot bargain, all of the stores are nice and there are many western brand name stores along with a lot of chiense brand name stores. You can pretty much buy anything here, mens and ladies clothing, jewelery, baby shops and whatever else you need. there is also restaurants inside on the 5th floor and a little mini fair aswell.
What to buy: Whatever you like.
What to pay: All depends.
- Family Travel
Galaxy Computer Plaza: Galaxy Computer Plaza
Galaxy Computer Plaza is located in Guangzhou's technology and business district, called Tian He... The Plaza includes three huge floors and a basement level full of every kind of modern electronic goods you may need, especially computers and computer accessories... The facility itself is fairly modern and well staffed...
Blue: Taojin Lu
Near the Garden Hotel and just behind the Guangzhou World Trade Center, you'll find Taojin Lu, a street that passes through a great shopping area for clothes, especially women's clothes... Shooting off from Taojin Lu, there are many small side streets, each of which has a share of small, independent fashion shops, with funky names, designs and clothes...! Definitely one of the best areas to shop if you're looking for unique items at reasonable prices... In this photo, a shop named "Blue"...
Park n' Shop: Park n' Shop
Park n' Shop is China's answer to the American chains of superstores like Walmart and Target... Here, you can find all kinds of everyday household goods, personal grooming products, electronic goods, toys, and even a grocery store... Prices are quite reasonable... Pictured here, the Tian He Bei Lu outlet of Park n' Shop... There are other locations as well, such as the Grandview Mall and Gongyuanqian Metro station...
Shang Xia Jiu Guang Chang: Clothings galore at bargain prices
Shang Xia Jiu Guang Chang is a busy area in downtown Guangzhou where the locals go to shop for bargain priced street clothes, shoes and accessories. It is always crowded and busy here and at night, the whole place is lighted up with dazzling neon lights. There is also a food alley where you can sample local Cantonese snacks and dim sum. Not all the shopkeepers can speak English though - it helps if you can speak Mandarin or Cantonese.
What to buy: Casual clothes, shoes, sports attire
What to pay: During the sales, you can pay as little as RMB 50 for a pair of jeans or RMB 30 for a polo shirt.
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Beijing Lu: Cheap cheap
You will get exhausted when you see all the things are real cheap , but 1 thing , you get what you paid for . The things are not so good quality if it is real cheap . But as for a lady we will still buy if when we see things are cheap , it doesnt matter at least we will use it for a few times it you dont like it anymore you can give it to someone else , afterall the things that you bought are cheap .
If you are staying in GuangZHou hotel or Landmark Hotel , it is a walking distance .
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Guangdong Museum of Folk Art: Shop
The Guangdong Museum of Folk Art has a few large shops where you can buy ivory, fans made from palm leafs and calligraphy paintings etc. I bought a copy of small calligraphy paintings even though I saw plenty of them on my long trip around China but they were a novelty here as Guangzhou was my first port of call in China.
Market: near Temple of Bright Filial Piety
After visiting the Temple of Bright Filial Piety, I stumbled across this indoor market just down the road to the east of the temple but I don't know its name. Inside was very busy as it was early evening at about 6pm. There was a fine selection of fruit, vegetables and salad produce on sale along with meat and fish.