Top 10 Shopping Streets in China
Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
Integrating the luxury of Paris, the elegance of Milan, the classics of London and the simplicity of New York, Causeway Bay is one of Hong Kong's major shopping districts. It includes the 13-storey Japanese department store Sogo and Times Square, an indoor shopping complex. There are also smaller malls such as World Trade Centre, Windsor House, Hang Lung Centre, Fashion Island, Fashion Walk, and Lee Gardens. The cheapest and the dearest goods can be found here. Causeway Bay also boasts a large amount of well-known gourmet food from all over the world and enjoys convenient transportation.
Wanfujing Street in Beijing
Stretching from the South East Chang’an Avenue to the north China Art Gallery, Wangfujing Street is well-known both at home and abroad. It is also home to dozens of large department stores, souvenir stores, food stalls, and Chinese painting stores. Wangfujing boasts about 280 brand-name stores, including China old-line brands and world-famous brands. There is also an evening food market selling all kinds of local snacks and snacks from other parts of China. All these snacks will satisfy your appetite.
Nanjing Road in Shanghai
Reputed as “China’s No. 1 Street”, Nanjing Road comprises two sections, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West. Most of Shanghai's oldest and largest department stores, a dozen of domestic retail outlets and some traditional eateries are located in East Nanjing Road. While West Nanjing Road is the host to several five star hotels, upscale shopping centers, restaurants and prime office buildings. Lights turned on all night makes the night scene of Nanjing Road quite charming, which is as prosperous as that of Tokyo, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
Chunxi Road in Chengdu
With a history of 82 years, the bustling Chunxi Road has developed into the Chengdu’s most popular shopping area, collecting the latest fashion trend and brands. Brand stores, boutiques, shopping malls, department stores, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants make it a very interesting area to visit. It is also a perfect place for wandering and tasting the delicious local dishes such as Chung’s dumplings and hot pot.
The Barkhor Street in Lhasa
The Barkhor, also known as “the pilgrims’ circuit”, lies in the heart of Lhasa. In the past, it was a designated circumambulation circuit and a saint road in the eyes of Tibetans. Now, it has developed into a shopping center with colorful Tibetan features. When looking for all kinds of Tibetan featured souvenirs in this street, you may have the chance to experience the mysterious “one step one bow”.
Ximending in Taipei
Bustling with noise and excitement, Ximending is the source of Taiwan's fashion, subculture, and Japanese culture. Filled with department stores, cinema, theater, play field, teahouse and tavern, Ximending attracts an average of over 3 million shoppers per month. A large crowd of white collar workers go there to seek for fun as there are so many clubs and pubs. Of course, a variety of local snacks will satisfy your desire for the gourmet.
Jiefangbei in Chongqing
Located in the center of Chongqing City, Jiefangbei shopping center is one of the largest commercial pedestrian blocks in western China. Around the square of Jiefangbei, there are more than 3,000 stores and shops of various kinds, two dozen large malls, and a dozen star-grade hotels lining the roadsides. Standing in the center of Jiefangbei square, the stele, also called "The Soul Castle", is built to commemorate the death of Dr.Sun Yat-sen, the founding father of modern China.
Jianghan Street in Wuhan
Once being called Little Hong Kong for its prosperity, Jianghan Street has a high flow of customers and more than 400 stores. With the beautifully paved street, the old European style buildings, the lively commercial promotions and performances, Jianghan Street is an attractive place for your shopping. After shopping, you will have a rest and taste the delicious food in KFC, Pizza Hut, Brazilian BBQ, and Thai Restaurant.
Beijing Road in Guangzhou
With a history of over two thousands years, Beijing Road is the oldest and biggest shopping district in Guangzhou. This area is packed with shops selling a large variety of stuff: apparel, jewelery, souvenirs, toys, leather goods, shoes, bags, snacks, and drinks. What's more, as Guangzhou international delicacies exhibition center standing here, you will have the chance to taste different kinds of delicious food from all over the world after shopping.
Central Avenue in Harbin
Known as The Bund in Shanghai, Harbin Central Avenue has been the largest and longest Pedestrian Street in Asia. It was a part of the original town built by the Russians about 110 years ago. Even today, you can see a variety of Russian products sold here. With cobblestone paved, Central Avenue is a pedestrian-only street lined with stores, restaurants, old Russian architectures and malls.
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