Xinduhui Outdoor Shopping Park: Today CBD New Metropolis Park
Xinduhui is an outdoor shopping mall with many indoor or outdoor shops, restaurants, Carrefour Hypermarket on the basement, street booths markets, a cinema, a food court on the top floor. You basically can buy almost anything in here for your personal travel needs, including soap bar, bottle waters from carrefour, cloths, breads, cookies, candies, etc.
In term of restaurants, you can find local, Japanese, Korea, western foods in here including fast foods.
Great place to hangout in the evening!!
In Chinese:新都汇购物公园 ， xin du hui gou wu gong yuan.
- Food and Dining
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EKids Island in Wanda Plaza: E-Kids Island, paradise for kids
Located in Wanda Plaza and opened long hours, the ultimate place to keep your kids busy. There are tons of jumping games, moving rides, educational stuff. There are people watching the kids and you can pay for one time or subscribe with packages or monthly pass. I went there 2-3 times a week with my son. The best place to go when its raining or snowing !
What to pay: About 30$ for the whole month
Wanda Plaza: Wanda Plaza, huge shopping mall
Wanda Plaza is a new shopping mall with 2 floors of stores, restaurant, even bars. Half is outdoor and half is indoor. There are McDonalds and what,s closest to Starbucks in Luoyang (called SPR cafe). Seems like every white guys in Luoyang goes there to satisfy their Starbucks withdrawals. There,s a very nice mix of stores in the mall. There's even a Imax and a giant karaoke
What to buy: Clothes, Decoration, Movie, Toys
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Antique market: A nice stroll
Under the Dong Zhou Wang Cheng Guang Cheng there’s a nice antique market. It’s not as big as in the big cities, but it’s nice to walk around there for a while. Each vendor has his own booth, and most of them just let you look at their articles without saying ‘hello’ or ‘look look’ all the time.
What to buy: Most of the shops sell smaller stuff, but in one part they also sell furniture.
Wangfu Jin Shopping Mall: Big shopping mall at Zhongzhou Zhong Lu
There are probably 100 stores in that mall, mostly luxury ones.
The mall has multiple level and has one big department store part of it. There is a 2 levels KFC and a one level McDonald part of it.
What to buy: Everything you can think of. I haven't seen much good deals there but its all high quality and they have also nice decorations.
What to pay: more than average
Runfeng - CEPA: Runfeng - CEPA
Runfeng - CEPA is a Macau / HongKong based chain. This store has a supermarket in the basement, frequent specials on clothes, a floor for kids, one for women, one for makeup and perfume, one for house stuff and one for electronics.
I went there many times as i fuond great deals there.
What to buy: Clothes, accessories, food, house stuff
What to pay: Less than average department store
Denny's: Denny's at Nanchang Lu
You will find a bit of everything at Denny's which is a Beijing based store.
What to buy: There is a supermarket on the right hand side and a department store on the left. The multilevel store has everything you want (clothes, accessories, house stuff). Besides the mall, there are a few cellular phone stores.
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Mona Lisa Studio: Mona Lisa Studio for nice pictures
Picture taking for all occasions; We did wedding pictures there. Packages come in all forms but ours cost less than 500 USD, lasted 1.5 days, we got the originals, couple frames, posters, glass, albums, etc, etc, etc. Very satisfied with the final result. They change the haircut and make up for each scene and the service is VIP.
What to buy: We got a poster, 2 frames, 3 albums (including one big one), two keychains, a chinese framed picture as well as an other one to put on table. Plus i paid 2$ per pics to buy those not chosen in the package (You have to choose around 25 pics out of the hundred they took)
What to pay: Expensive for chinese standards but really worth it.
The Old Town: Antiques and more things
Just look around the various shops and markets in the old town. A bit dirty but fun and unique.
What to buy: The various small shop's and market's sell old coins, fake swords, art supplies, very loud bugs, scrolls and porcelin. The prices are less than at a tourist atraction (like the Forbidden City or Longmen), but maybe still not rock bottom.
What to pay: Cheap crap is maybe 4Y, a nice vase or art work could be thousands.
Yes, there's a Walmart, no its not easy to find ! There's 2 floors, ok choice but some western items that can't be found anywhere else
What to buy: Books, music, sports stuff, toys, food
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