Chong'an Temple Street/ Orient Plaza Shopping Mall: Shopping in Wuxi
What to buy: If you are in Wuxi, make sure to check out Chong'an Temple Street mall.
With the phase II construction complete, the shopping area has been more than doubled in size from 56,000 sq. m to 130,000 sq. m. You can get to the mall from Zhongshan Lu, Renmin Lu, Xianqian Lu and Xinsheng Lu. (www.echinacities.com/wuxi)
There's a wide variety of shops in here. Most are shops here sell local brands like Yishion, Metersbonwe, S Deer, Jack Street.
Various restaurants are also within the area- Kung Fu Restaurant, Masas, KFC Mc Donalds, UFF, Houcaler, and some cantonese restaurants located at the top floor of the place.
If your looking for a nail spa, make sure to check out the ground floor where the nail salons are located.
If you are into branded items, The Orient Plaza Shopping Mall is the place to go. On the ground floor you will find boutiques like Burberry, Armani, Hermes, Fendi, Loewe, Prada to name a few.
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Baoli Shopping Center (Bao li Guang Chang): East meets West
Besides the big Carrefour Supermarket you will find lots of small boutiques, restaurants and entertainment
What to buy: Western Products in Carrefour Supermarket, lots of different stuff in the small boutiques, go for a coffee at Starbucks, try the Chinese and Japanese Restaurants or the Babyface bar ...
What to pay: spend as much as you want :-)
Jubaoyuan Pearl Designing Centre: Beautiful Pearls for Your Neck
If you prefer pearls rather than jade, you will love to shop here. Here you can find all sorts of pearls with different colours & sizes. Pearls can be designed for necklace, pendant, bracelet, earrings & even be made into powder for medicine & skin care products.
What to buy: Pearl powder has whitening & medicinal properties. You can purchase pearl facial cream, facial wash & mask.
What to pay: If you are pestered by promoters to buy pearls & you are not interested at all, just tell them that you prefer diamonds ! :)
Prizes will be given away if you guessed the correct quantity of pearls inside a shell. (Btw, I guessed it correctly and won a packet of pearl powder for facial mask.)
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Red Earthen Art Studio: Centre for the Finest Chinese Teapots
This is China's largest centre for red earthen wares, especially in teapots. There are 18 exhibition galleries displaying the finest & highest quality of chinese teapots. Collections are complete & unique.
What to buy: You will be taught how to choose a good quality teapot by using various techniques. The master here will introduce you to a variety of exclusive teapots like teapot with two pouts, teapot that can change colour, teapot that pours with twisting flow of water, etc.
What to pay: All the teapots are finely crafted & comes with genuine certification.
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Huishan Clay Sculpture
The interesting colored figurines made at the Huishan Clay Sculpture Factory are a specialty of Wuxi. These cute clay figures have been made for over 400 years and are very popular in China and with tourists.
The traditional products include the Old Man of Longevity or "Lao Shou Xing" and the "Da A Fu", a plump little boy holding a fish or a peach, which symbolizes prosperity. A visit to the factory will give visitors a chance to view and buy these unique artistic creations.
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