Quanzhou Shopping Guide
I personally feel that Quanzhou shopping and sightseeing has several things in common because most shopping areas
are located in Quanzhou's historical settings such as the
and the Chengtian temple.
These are just plain examples where you can see such historical attractions blend with the modern shopping era.
So to speak, Quanzhou's full of fun shopping and sightseeing, and so let's start to visit the most common and interesting places for us to shop and 'burn' the monies.
Most interesting places to shop at are:
- Nanjun Lane (Nanjun Xiang)
- TuMen Street (TuMen Jie)
- East Street (Dong Jie)
- ZhongShan Road (ZhongShan Lu)
- Da Xi Street (Da Xi Jie)
Unique and Interesting Items to see:
- Chinese dresses
- Local, imported or for-export clothes, shoes
- Chinese Muppets or Puppets - which are usually used in the local puppet shows.
- Tea varieties
- Local and imported spirits and tobacco
- Musical instruments
- Chinese arts and crafts
- Computers and other electronic items - watch out for pirated softwares, they're cheap and you come cheap with them too when you're caught - I heard horror stories somewhere in China wherein a foreigner
who sold pirated softwares and went 'cheaply' to jail.
- Local and imported food and snacks
- CD's, DVD's, MD's - again, take note of those 'pirates'.
How to go around shopping
We usually walk around Quanzhou shopping as we really wanted to feel her 'shopping atmosphere'. Moving around depends on your
time and mood. Sometimes, you might just want to go around window shopping and it's best to have your feet 'massaged' by the 'Silk Road' sometimes : )
Modes of Transportation
- Motorcycle Taxis - there they go again those 'roller coasters' : (
- Public bus
Shopping Safety Tips
'Shop 'til you drop' but don't let the blues get you down.