Much has been written about Shenzhen and the Luohu Shopping Center..has anyone been to the Dongmen Market? Do they have the same goodies as Luohu ?
Many CDs - any kinds of foreign metal, rap, jazz, pop, etc. music
Many DVDs - any kinds of foreign TV shows and movies, Grey's anatomy, simple life, desperate housewives, CSI, 24, Lost, etc. etc.
Many TV game softwares - PS2, computer, etc.
Also if you like electronics, you should also visit Hua Chang Bei Lu (Hua Chang North Road) where you will find many computer, labtops, mp3 players accessories. Back when the iPod was launched, my friend went there and bought many iPod skins at around RMB$3 each and resold them on ebay and earned a fortune. Also Chinese made DVD players at around RMB$300 (which works pretty well!!)
The latest hit product right now is China made massage chair, same function as those made by Panasonic or Osim, but only 1/6 of their price!!
You may also consider visiting furniture town in shenzhen where you will find cheap but look like designers' furnitures : sofas, chairs, faucets, jacuzzi. I saw a heart shaped jacuzzi only at RMB$4000!!
Nothing else. Beware of pick pockets and robbers at dongmun though, it's the most dangerous (highest criminal rate) area in shenzhen.
how to get to Dong Men Market?
To get to Dongmen from Luohu take the Metro(subway) and get off at the "Lao Jie" station.
In response to "JapFreak" - the electronics Market is at Hua Qiang Bei. (not "cheng")
Been there last month, and we just look around for 15mins and left the place. We were all nervous to roam around. I guess Lowu is much better.
I was in Dongmen in November. I saw shops selling CDs and DVDs (although they were in Chinese when I was told they were in English!). They didn't sell the same bags/clothes geared to Westerners they sold at Luohu. Saw the electronics market but didn't buy anything.
Hi Pennlets! Would you recommend not going on the subway to Dongmen and just stay within the confines of LoWu? Sounds like Dongmen might be unsafe and a foreign tourist trap! Would you think that the shopping isn't better than at LoWu??
Actually LoWu is the tourist trap. Locals shop at Dongmen. They are quite different places. LoWu is like a flea market consisting of small kiosks over 5 floors. Most of what is sold there is of doubtful quality. Certainly do not buy electronics there (all those I-pods are clearly fakes) and I found the clothes to generally be of poor quality.
Dongmen consists of pedestrian streets and many stores are Chinese chains. There are also some small independant shops. Quite different from LoWu.
Thanks, JPDeM... Will see how we go for time when visiting Shenzhen... Cheers.
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