Shopping in Guangzhou

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Shopping in Guangzhou

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  • bcheong
    Shanghai, China26,646 contributions
    Probably the fanciest mall in guangzhou. Similar to the tai koos in shanghai, beijing, chengdu etc. All or most of the luxury brands are here. They also have mass market brands like uniqlo , addidas etc. so something for everyone. And also local brands. Some restaurants and cafes too of course
    Written June 10, 2023
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  • Akmal Y
    India128 contributions
    Slightly expensive but a good place to buy stuff that you can takenback home as gift. Mostly electronics like toys and home decor items.
    The best thing is, yiu would find everything under one roof. I got a drone for kids but the mistake I did was I didn’t check if it was working while I was there. Turned out to be a faulty one when I came back but it was too late.
    Written October 27, 2023
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  • Zfy Ed
    Singapore, Singapore8,628 contributions
    There are a few shopping malls in Guangzhou with the same name Tianhe (Teemall) and so you will need to be careful which one you are going to. There's one big mall here in Tianhe district, and another one (separated by a few alphabetical blocks at Beijing Road).

    From Xiyu Xi Road metro station, it's just a short walk here (through underground passage way). This is surely a nice, modern and tall shopping mall with so much to see, shop and eat. One of the key anchor tenant here was the AEON mall that offers departmental and supermarket shopping.

    The mall is spacious, bright and clean and very comfortable walking around.

    Many shops ranging for lifestyle and high end items like fashion, teleco and IT, books, toys, stationery, shoes, cosmetics, jewelry etc, just to name a few spread across the various storeys. And lots of cafes, eateries, restaurants food and beverage stalls here too, with local and international foods that you will be spoiled for choices!

    You can simply spend a day here!
    Written December 28, 2023
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  • Zfy Ed
    Singapore, Singapore8,628 contributions
    This is another huge shopping mall in Tianhe District and is mainly top notch with high end boutiques and stores. It's design is like the appearance of a “double fish”. The top of the building is covered with silver mesh steel structure materials, resembling that of fish scales.

    There are also some cafes and eateries, a cinema chain among others.

    But what was lovely and beautiful was it's outdoor decor, with Christmas and festive theme. Lots of greenery and beautiful lightings, with a playground theme.

    It's very nice.
    Written December 28, 2023
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  • Zfy Ed
    Singapore, Singapore8,628 contributions
    This mall is located next to Parc Central Mall and is about 10-15mins walk to the Tiyu Chang metro station. It is also another huge shopping mall with several storeys, with a big aquarium with lots to shop and eat here!

    As it was strategically located, the mall was crowded, especially after work hours and so many people were rushing here to shop or dine. We were window shopping at the Parc Central and came by here to look around and it's quite a fun and interesting mall, full of vibes and vibrancy!

    There were so many things to see and shop and we had our dinner here which I will separately review the restaurant!
    Written December 28, 2023
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  • ScambusterSZ
    Sydney, Australia1,841 contributions
    Guanzhou was built as a trading city in the 1700's and the whole area was warehousing and trading stores to export Chinese products to the new world.

    The revamped QingPing market area still gives the feeling of the bygone era with bulk bales of everything being traded and packaged for shipping.

    These days they use masking tape and iPhones as their tools.

    There is more than one building, so you should wander through the small streets which still have produce akong either side, and then drift into the 3-4 level buildings packed with all kinds of weird stuff as noted in many posts. Ginseng is a big seller and responsible for some of the pungent aromas you will experience.

    On the street level you will find antique and trinket shops with some real and some replica pieces, coins, opium pipes, swords, walking sticks, pottery and figurines.

    They also have live pets like Aquarium fish, turtles, puppies and kittens along some streets.

    The area takes up a few blocks between Shamian Island and the Holiday Inn hotel. If you go through the underpass under the Holiday Inn, you can wander down into the market area which ends on the large road separating the markets from Shamian Island. After you can head over to Shamian or back to the Holiday Inn which is on one of the 2 old walking streets in old Guangzhou called Dishifu Road. Worth a wander.

    It's between
    Written October 23, 2022
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  • Rossi
    2 contributions
    Would love to go again. However they close very early and there are not many wholesale shops around.
    Written December 17, 2019
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,419 contributions
    With an eye-catching name, the Mall of the World is a vast underground area that bisects Guangzhou's ultramodern Flower City Square. A popular place among locals, it offers a plethora of dining options of modest price. Worth a look when in Tianhe.
    Written October 21, 2023
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,419 contributions
    Guangzhou is full of new, fancy shopping malls. Although Link Plaza (its new name) is no longer the prime option, it is still is pleasant, spacious choice in the lively Tianhe District. Most of the boutiques and restaurants are chains, though.
    Written October 27, 2023
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  • S K
    Singapore, Singapore383 contributions
    This is a very big underground mall with lots of shops and food stalls. It was very difficult to orientate directions but there are some signs showing where a certain corridor leads towards. There are some exits with escalators ( some distance in between) and intermittent fire escapes which are poorly or not lit.
    The merchandise here caters mainly to a younger shopper crowd. Somewhere ( probably in the center), I chanced upon an area with many traditional Chinese backdrops great for taking photographs. That is a very interesting area and there are also a hands on pottery making shop and some painting shops where one can paint over 3D model toys or display figurines.
    It is a great place to shop when the weather is wet or too hot.
    Written May 22, 2023
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  • Zfy Ed
    Singapore, Singapore8,628 contributions
    Haizhu Square is a public square located in Yuexiu District in Guangzhou. It is located right on the riverfront, Pearl River. Its centrepiece is the Guangzhou Liberation Statue, erected in 1959. And in 1963, the square and its environs were named as one of the Eight Sights of Guangzhou.

    Our hotel was right in front of Haizhu Square and we would passby this place everyday a few times, when going out/in the hotel. And it is very convenient to go to other parts of the city, either via the metro or even walking, on average, between 15-20mins.

    There were also malls, restaurants and eateries all around and so you will not need to worry where to shop or dine. And the pier for cruise was also nearby.

    So it's a nice place to visit!
    Written January 4, 2024
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  • Pradeep A
    New Delhi, India418 contributions
    It is one of the wholsale cum retail garments market selling mostly ladies apparels. Prices are bit high and sometime one could end up with fake brand.
    Written November 30, 2019
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,419 contributions
    Po Park is a large shopping mall right next to Guangzhou East railway station. It is a huge complex with a variety of boutiques and restaurants of all price ranges. Good for a pre- or post-trip respite.
    Written October 23, 2023
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  • Douglas M
    Guangzhou, China2,373 contributions
    Just like two years ago SWMBO and I wearing face masks boarded the 181 bus at its terminus just around the corner. We had our temperatures checked and sat in the air-conditioned bus for the journey across the city to the medicine and spice market where SWMBO bought tea and some dried orange peel which SMBO assures is a great addition to tea and soups.

    We then carried on walking to the pedestrian walkway which spans the monstrous traffic intersection, climbed the circular stairs and then descended to the ancient foot bridge onto Shamian Island.

    We walked around Shamian Island and indulged in a cup of tea and a slice of cake (expensive and mediocre) each while sheltering from the afternoon heat and humidity (36C and 70%). Be aware that everything is expensive on Shamian Island.

    We then retraced our steps, crossed the bridge, and headed for the fish market.
    Its official name is Huangsha Aquatic Products, but everybody calls it The Fish Market. All I can say about the market that if comes out of the sea and it’s not a submarine it’s for sale in the market.

    Just be aware there’s water and ice everywhere because the aquatic products are expected to be fresh. The smell is also rather overpoweringly fishy. Also be aware that the rolling pin on a stall isn’t for rolling pastry but for killing fish, if you’re a little squeamish best not to watch or you won’t enjoy your next fish dinner.

    It’s a busy place with huge trucks squeezing through the narrow roads while mopeds and tuck-tucks weave in between.

    Oh dear! The price of salmon has nearly doubled since our last visit. Nothing under ¥100 a jin, and SWMBO settled for a stall selling at ¥108 a jin.

    Note: salmon in Chinese is 三文鱼 (san, wen, yu)。

    Note: a jin is half a kilo, i.e 500 grams, and it’s the most common weight measure in China. There are 460 grams to the pound.

    SWMBO bought five jin. Two as a present to a good friend, and three for me. The salmon was sliced in very nice ‘steaks’ contrary to the usual thin slices used for sushi in the Japanese restaurants and take-aways dotted around the city.

    Another jin of alive shrimps was also popped into our shopping bag. All packed in ice for our taxi ride home.

    SWMBO cooked me a salmon steak with garlic, onion and chill, accompanied by plain boiled white rice for dinner. I washed it down with a glass or three of Great Wall Chardonnay. A delicious end to an afternoon’s adventure.
    Written July 24, 2022
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  • Zfy Ed
    Singapore, Singapore8,628 contributions
    This is a must visit place in Guangzhou as it offers so many things to see, shop and eat all day long. There are so many shops offering a wide range of merchandise and products that surely there be something to suit you and family. Besides these, there are also lots of major shopping malls, supermarkets, eateries and restaurants to tie you down! There are so many vibes and vibrancy here and no surprise why there are crowds of people all day long!

    One can simply half or a full day here to shop until you drop, eat and shop again.

    Of course if you are into culture or religious, there's a huge buddhist temple here (I will review this place separately later).

    Recommended.
    Written December 22, 2023
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