Malls & streets

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Zhongshan Wu Rd.- Beijing Rd.

All-around and up-to-date city shopping center

It is a frenzied shopping matrix in the city center. Beijing Road is its very focus and stem.

Beijing Road is Guangzhou's neon-draped answer to Beijing's Wangfujing Street or Shanghai's Nanjing Street. Pedestrianized and open from around 10 AM until 10 PM, this is where youth to buy sensible, mid-range Hong Kong clothes and increasingly garish local brands. Noise and fun, here is lined with cheap food stalls, caf├ęs, and ubiquitous fast-food chains like KFC and McDonald's.

It is home to over ten large and medium sized shopping centers, such as Xindaxin, Grandbuy, several theme bookstores respectively selling dictionaries, education, culturally old, music, fine arts and children's books, Changjiang Musical Instruments Store, Sanduoxuan and Jiya-zhai Studios featuring Chinese traditional stationeries, paintings and calligraphies, Yanfang Photo Studio etc..

In the northern part stands the Hong Kong Mall, where Hongkongese storekeepers bring about original HK and foreign-brand clothes, accessories and cosmetics.

Crossing at the north of Beijing Rd. stretches Zhongshan-Wu Rd.. It is a lively copy of Beijing Road except that it is not pedestrianized. The Xindaxin Department Store (at the crossroads corner) and Mayflower Plaza (closely west to Xindaxin) are two highlights. The Mayflower Plaza, a newly-built mall, is prosperous with vogue merchandise and features fashion brands and a rush underground precinct connecting to the subway station, Gongyuanqian.

Xihu street and Huifudong street are another two crossing shopping places to Beijing Road. There are Mingsheng Mall in Xihu and stores of youngsters' items in Huifudong to extend your buying passion.

Eastwardly parallel to Beijing Road runs Wende street, which is packed with shops of (copies of) paintings, photos, frameworks and relevant things for home decoration.

Places:

Grandbuy (Guangzhou Merchandise) Department Store

Xindaxin Department Store

Mayflower

Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Streets

It is one of the three major traditional shopping streets of Guangzhou, starting from Shangjiu St. westwards through Xiajiu St. to Dishifu St.. Compared with other two, Beijing St. and Nonglinxia Rd., Shangxiajiu is mainly for medium-and-minus consumption groups, with relatively low pricing. About 250 shops, mainly of garments, shoes and food, and malls are lined in this downtown span of some 800 meters.

You can find bunches of historically local famous names of commerce, such as Heling's Shoes & Hats, Guangzhou Department Store for Women and Children, Xingping Tailoring and Hualin Jade and Jewellery Market here. And a sea of renowned restaurants and food stores will cater your gourmet appetite, including Guangzhou Restaurant, Taotao Ju, Lianxiang Lou, Qingping Restaurant, Wenchang-chicken, Huangshanghuang Sausage, Nanxin Dessert, Yins Canteen, Quxiang Cakes... Most of these shops and restaurants are in the Qilous, local traditional and elegant buildings, rendering taste of history and culture in your shopping.

Some modern malls are built to add to the commercial prosperity. Liwan Plaza, at the eastern end of Xiajiu St., is the must for your shopping enjoyment. Stores of fashion, shoes, underwear, jades, crystal, AV items, snacks and so forth are packaged in this 7-storey building. Other malls like Dongji (for youngsters), Minghui, Cyber and Qiancai scatter around west to Liwan Plaza.

Places:

Guangzhou Department Store for Women and Children

Xingping Tailoring

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