Guangzhou is a shopping paradise for visitors.
Now we introduce some famous and flourishing shopping place to make sure you will have a convenient and fast traveling in Guangzhou city.
Malls and shopping centers
Beijing Lu Pedestrian Street This is the main shopping thoroughfare, a pedestrian street where most stores are open from 9AM-10PM. Don’t follow anyone into the small dark alleys in between buildings to see their goods. Remember to visit Mayflower Plaza (at No.68 Zhongshan 5 Lu) at the northern end of the Pedestrian Street. This is a place where young people hang out and shop. (Metro 1, 2 Gong Yuan Qian – Exits C, D)
Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street This shopping area is also a showcase of traditional Cantonese architecture. It is particularly pretty at night when it’s light up. Prices here are generally lower than Beijing Lu’s, but prepare to bargain a fair bit. Remember to visit Liwan Plaza, located at No.9 Dexing Lu, the east end of the street. (Metro 1 Chang Shou Lu – Exits D1, D2.) You will find a good selection of crystal here.
Zhengjia Plaza (Grandview Mall) This is new mall built near Tee Mall, located in the heart of Tianhe district. It includes famous fashion stores and several department stores, with beautiful musical fountians and fantastic views. Guest flow can reach half a million a day on holidays and festivals. This mall includes Starbucks, Dairyqueen, Pizzahut and McDonalds. An iceskating rink, amusement park, and a fivestar cinema is available. This is the largest Western-style shopping mall in China.(at No.228 Tianhe Lu) (Metro 1, 3 Ti Yu Zhong Xin).
China Plaza Located on top of a metro station, this is another large shopping mall with brand name department stores, clothing and electronics stores, restaurants, etc.(at No.33 Zhongshan 3 Lu) (Metro 1 Martrs’ Park)
Tee Mall This is probably the busiest and most popular shopping mall in the heart of the city. It is located right above the metro station.(at No.208 Tianhe Lu) (Metro 1 Ti Yu Xi Lu)
Friendship Store It is one of the oldest department stores targeting foreigners in Guangzhou. You will also find its branches in Zhengjia Plaza and Times Square on 28 Tianhe Beilu.(at No.369 Huanshi Dong Lu)
Wang Fu Jing The famous department store in Beijing opened a branch in Guangzhou with the same name, featuring mid to high-end products.(at No.40 Long Lin Xia Lu)
Onelink Plaza At first glance, this looks like a regular shopping mall but it is actually a wholesale market. Each shop usually sells just one type of product but the selection and variety of products is enormous, you’ll find variations of products you won’t find anywhere else. You can buy products such as arts and crafts, jewelry, sporting goods, toys, key chains, collectibles and gifts of all types. Many store and boutique owners from all over the world come here to buy their products wholesale. You will get the best prices if you buy in bulk (usually 20 or more). Most shop owners will not bargain unless you buy in bulk. However, if you only buy one or two items, the prices are usually cheaper than anywhere else since you are buying directly from the wholesaler.(at No.39 Jie Fang Nan Lu)