Guangzhou offers a wide range of shopping experiences -- from department store and fashion boutiques to the strange world of traditional medicines and exotic foods.
Guangzhou Donshan Department Store - A large, modern store in the Dongshan District with an inventory of about 80,000 items ranging from electrical appliances to clothes.
Nangfang Department Store - Established in 1954, the store has a national reputation and has chain stores in different sections of Guangzhou.
Yong'an Company - dates to 1947, making it one of the oldest department stores in Guangzhou. It is located at Shangxiajiu Road and Dishipu Road.
The Friendship Store - One of the city's more modern and upscale retail outlets. It is located in the east of the city, on Taojin Lu. The store has five floors.
The South Mansion Department Store - On Yanjian Xi Road.
Xindaxin Company - Located on 4 Zhongshan Wulu. The 16-storeys include 15 shopping centers.
Other shopping streets and markets:
Yide Lu - A number of large wholesale warehouses. Everything from children's toys to dried foods. Shops on the street also carry home decorations.
Hai Yin Fabric Market - Located on Dong Hu Lu, the one of the largest markets in China.
Qingping Market - land of the weird and wonderful, an amazing place to walk through! The market is a confusing maze of alleys and back roads next to Shamian Islands.
Shamian Island - lined more with upscale boutiques.
Night Markets - The best ones are on Xinhu Road or Jiaoyue Road.
Liwan Plaza - Restaurants, discos, boutiques and more. It is one of the biggest shopping complexes. Located at north of Shamian Island, between Changshou Lu and Xiajiu Lu.