What to Buy:
The 'Eastern Switzerland', Qingdao is famous for marine products as it is an old port city of China. Other special local products in Qingdao include seashell carvings, Laoshan mineral water, Jimo wine, Laoshan Tea, Laoshan Cola, and Tsingtao beer. Qingdao also offers many such souvenir items, which are a symbol of not just the Chinese but also the Korean culture.
Where to Buy:
Top 10 shopping destinations in Qingdao
Qingdao is not only famous for its charming natural scenery, but also for various marine products and exotic souvenir items. The most popular shopping destinations are as follows:
1. Sunshine Department Store 青岛阳光百货
Sunshine Department Store is located in the political, economic and financial center and the prime location of Qingdao. It is an upscale store combining shopping, business, and entertainment service. Many world-renowned brands like Dior, GUCCI, CHANEL, A.Testoni, ESTEE LAUDER, and LANCOME can be found in the store.
Tel: 800-918-9918, +86-532-8667 7166
Add: 38 Hongkong Middle Rd, South District 青岛市南区香港中路38号
Bus: 12, 208, 210, 216, 228,231,314, 363, 601, 801
2. Qingdao Hisense Plaza 青岛海信广场
Hisense Plaza is a famous upscale department store in Qingdao with an area of 628,000 square meters. The store gathers over 800 international brands in different categories including clothes, cosmetics, shoes, bags and so on.
Tel: +86-532-6678 8888
Add: 50 Donghai West Rd, South District 青岛市南区东海西路50号
Bus: 12, 232, 319, 374
3. Qingdao Parkson青岛第一百盛
Qingdao Parkson is located in the central business district, close to the major shopping and financial center, with a total area of 120,000 square meters. It is the only multi-function building in the city combining shopping, business, entertainment, dining, apartments, parking and sightseeing.
Tel: +86-532-8202 1076
Add: 44-60 Zhongshan Rd, South District 青岛市南区中山路44-60号
Bus: 2, 5, 218, 221, 225
4. Dongtai Jusco Shopping Center 青岛东泰佳世客购物中心
Dongtai Jusco Shopping Center is located in Hong Kong Road, with an area of 23,500 square meters. The shopping center comprises a large supermarket, a department store, and many entertainment facilities, providing shopping, entertainment and dining services.
Tel: +86-532-8571 9600
Add: 72 Hongkong Rd, South District 青岛市南区香港中路72号
Bus: 31, 33, 104, 110, 125, 208, 210,224, 225, 232, 304, 311,316, 321,363, 374, 501, 801
5. Liqun Department Store 青岛利群商厦
Liqun Department Store locates on the Taidong Commercial Pedestrian Street, covering an area of 26,000 square meters. The building has eight floors, and sells over 5,000 varieties of products, including many well-known brands.
Tel: +86-532-8363 6868
Add: 77 Taidong Sanlu Rd, North District 青岛市北区台东三路77号
Bus: 3, 11, 28, 30, 104,119, 125, 227, 229, 232, 301, 302,368,378
6. Zhongshan Commercial Street 青岛市中山路商业街
Zhongshan Commercial Street is the most historic commercial area and the busiest shopping street in the city. Jimo Road Market and Zhongshan Underground Market are connected by it. The street is 1,360 meters long and has more than 480 various stores, including large shopping malls, department stores and some boutiques.
Add: Zhongshan Rd, South District 青岛市南区中山路
Bus: 2, 5, 6, 8, 25, 26, 202, 217, 218, 220, 223, 225, 301, 304, 305, 307, 311, 312, 320, 321, 501, 605, 801.
7. Taidong Pedestrian Street 青岛市台东步行街
Taidong Pedestrian Street, starting from Yan'an Sanlu Road to Weihai Road, has a comfortable shopping environment and rich modern atmosphere so it enjoys great popularity. The street includes over 565 individual businesses and about 245 enterprises such as Wal-Mart, Wanda Plaza, Liqun Department Store, Suning Home Appliance and Xinhua Bookstore.
Add: Taidong Sanlu Rd, North District 青岛市北区台东路
Bus: 19, 32, 119, 205, 206, 212, 222, 214, 219, 227, 320
8. Jimo Road Wholesale Market 青岛市即墨路批发市场
Jimo Road Wholesale Market is located on Liao Cheng Road, with an area of 14,800 square meters. On Jimo Road and Licun Road there are over 1,300 stores. It is a popular place for citizens and tourists.
Add: 47 Liaocheng Rd 青岛市聊城路47号
Bus: 2, 5, 218, 301, 305, 320, 366
9. Longshan Underground Commercial Street 青岛市龙山地下商业街
Longshan Underground Commercial Street highlights not just shopping but also brings together hotels, dining halls, entertainment facilities, bars, and so on. The street includes about 400 stores offering more than 2,000 kinds of goods, such as clothing, shoes, leather wares, craftworks, ornaments, furniture and cultural and artistic products.
Add: 14 Longshan Rd 青岛市龙山路14号
Bus: 1, 214, 217, 220, 221, 225, 228, 231, 367
10. Qingdao Cultural Product Shopping Street 青岛市文化街
Qingdao Cultural Product Shopping Street starts from Lijin Road in the east to Huayang Road in the west, and is 1,550 meters long. It has an area of 30,000 square meters and contains 400 shops mainly engaging in audio-video products, books, antiques, calligraphy and painting, craftworks, and so on.
Add: Changle Rd, North District 青岛市北区昌乐路
Bus: 2, 5, 8, 20, 21, 24, 209, 211, 217, 218, 221,222, 232, 301, 303, 305, 320, 365, 366
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