Qingping Medicine Market

Qingping Medicine Market, Guangzhou: Hours, Address, Qingping Medicine Market Reviews: 4/5

Qingping Medicine Market
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,088 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
There are many things sold at this street market, most of which are offered for the production of Chinese natural medicine. There are many herbs, different types of mushrooms with some being offered for over 10,000 rmb, fins of fish, dried starfish, live scorpions, live turtles and other sea life, and more. It is an interesting place to have a walk through. The top doctors of The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University are non-believers of the benefits of many of the ancient Chinese natural medicine.
Written May 4, 2019
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,489 contributions
Aug 2019
Walked through bought nothing. I don't know how genuine and helpful the medicines are. Interesting to go through and see.
Written August 18, 2019
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LOTRing
Singapore445 contributions
Nov 2012 • Family
We had a great time buying all the dried stuff at very good price. For the Chinese out there, get your mushrooms, dried seafood (fish maw, sea cucumber, sea weed, abalone, scallops etc, nuts, ginseng, herbal produce... everything you need for your Chinese cooking.
The shops here don't let you bargain very much. But there are rows and rows of them selling similar stuff. So, just move on to the next shop if you think the price is not right for you.
We spent a whole morning here - stocking up for the coming Chinese New Year. According to my expereinced elders, the price here cost 30-50% less than what you get in Singapore.
Written November 29, 2012
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CanadianExpat2009
Canada25 contributions
Excellent for the ultimate 'Real China experience'

Terrible for animal cruelty

If your into watching snakes being skinned ALIVE, 20 kitten crammed into a barb wire cage, dogs being slautered for their meat, chickens and rabbits being beat to death then this is the place for you.
Written January 19, 2009
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brianxbase
Bournemouth, UK14 contributions
Dec 2013 • Solo
I visited this place and have been tormented by what I saw ever since. If you have an ounce of compassion stay well clear. If you enjoy seeing dogs and cats beaten and skinned alive then you'll love it. I will never ever go to China again after visiting this hell hole. It's a sad reflection on what human beings are capable of. Steer well clear.
Written October 26, 2014
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Daniel S
Auckland, New Zealand23 contributions
Jun 2012 • Business
I was there twice! I really liked it. Many many small streets full of variety of goods, food, animals... If you have a problem seeing animals kept in small cages DO NOT GO! If you are keen on seeing Guangzhou's real life out of the business district it is definitely a MUST SEE!
Written July 3, 2012
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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China2,090 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
Combine a visit to the market with a stroll around ShaMian Island which is just across the road (a small matter of about 20 lanes of traffic). Metro station HuangSha (junction of lines 6 and 1) is next to the market. The station is part of a shopping mall with plenty of places to eat and drink.
The Huansha bus station is the other side of the metro station. We took the bus there and walked the 200 metres to the market.
The market is big, there's actually three floors. Look for the stairs in the middle at the front of the market. There's also lift used the the 'coolies' carrying the bags and boxes of whatever up and down. Hundreds of small traders mainly wholesale but they'll retail 'yi jin' (500 grams) but don't expect a bargin price as SWMBO found out. Remember, this is a working market with plenty of hustle and bustle and not a tourist attraction, so no English signs. Enjoy the aromas.
Photos were a bit of a problem, many of the stalls dislay their goods with with bright white or red lights which plays havoc with the white balance. I didn't feel comfortable with using flash as the locals are workers not performers. I just used F4 and a longish exposure.
After the market stroll around the area, small shops and businesses everywhere. A fast disappearing China, so experience it.
We took the 251 bus from the bus station back to the new city. A great way to see the old streets.
Written March 15, 2017
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Sprallen
Lincoln, NE3 contributions
May 2012 • Friends
I visited the Qingping Market in 1992. The description given on this web site was accurate for that time, but the Market has now been cleaned up significantly. The only animals we found there in May 2010 were small dogs and cats and birds being sold for the pet trade. It is possible that there have been additional changes since then, that I would say it is highly unlikely. Anyone with more recent experience wish to comment?
Written January 23, 2013
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Kitz81
Singapore4 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Dear all, pls be very careful.

They will have their own people pretend to be customer who is there choosing the herbs.
Attached is the boss face.
And the "customer" (attached pic in black) will tell u she come here to buy often cos this shop is cheap n the herbs are very good for health.
She will act very friendly till u think she is really a customer . She will buy a lot n tell u to pick more cos her Daughter is studying Chinese medicine n these are very cheap and good.

Bring a scale to confirm the amount you want.
They will confuse you by adding more than what u choose when they squat down to grind .
Once herbs is grinded, they will tell the amount and it is so much more than what u have chosen.
And u can't undo cos they insist this is the amount you pick.

At night , the "customer" is still at the same shop, picking the herbs. Still pretending to be customer
Written August 23, 2018
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Angela Lacerda
Curitiba, PR11 contributions
The best way to see what people do to survive. It is not just about animal cruelty. When I started my walking through I could check the real life of Chinese people.

They have to work too many hours, they live in bad conditions and they eat things that people around the world do not eat. Maybe because they have bad salaries so they eat what their salaries can buy.

At the end of my walking I was crying and in that moment i have decided that i would be more thankfull of my life. If you do not want see strong situations, do not visit it.
Written April 28, 2015
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