A guide to Xiamen’s most bustling shopping districts

Zhongshan Lu, Xiamen

Xiamen not only has the beautiful scenery preparing for China travel deals; visitors are just as often attracted by the food and goods that are very much unique to the city. Bustling shopping centers in Xiamen are largely concentrated around Zhongshan Lu and around the railway station. There are various malls carrying name-brand items, including high-end fashion, jewelry and accessories. Aside from the high-end malls, specialty shops, gourmet streets and night bazaars also offer a completely different assortment of goods and shopping atmosphere for visitors. Here's a guide to Xiamen's main shopping areas.

Zhongshan Lu

Zhongshan Lu is one of the oldest shopping districts in Xiamen. The road has got a large selection of goods and attracts large crowds daily. Various architectural styles can by found lining the road, as well as numerous malls, restaurants, theaters and many better-known, older shops in the city. Popular local shops selling tea leaves cultivated in Fujian can also be found here – the taste of the tea cultivated in this region is known for its refreshing taste. Another local favourite is Gulanyu Pastry Shop – a must-visit store for any visitor that visits the area. Of course, Zhongshan Lu is never short of name-brand department stores and malls selling high-end fashion and the trendiest wears – Hualian Plaza and Bali Chuntian (Paris Spring) Department Store are two such venues.

Another shopping hotspot (can be roam after your tired China tours) is Jukou Jie, a small street nearby Zhongshan Lu that is a well-known "women's specialty shopping street". Jukou Jie features various retail stores that carry an eclectic mix of fashion, shoes, accessories and hair salons catering to women.

Add: Between South Siming Lu and Xinhua Lu, Siming District, Xiamen

Transportation: Take bus routes 2, 3, 4, 10, 12, 23, 25, 27, 30, 32 to the area

Shimao (World Trade) Commercial Plaza

Shimao Commercial Plaza is one of the most well-known shopping and entertainment centers in Xiamen. It is conveniently located near the train station, and therefore easily reached by public transportation. The plaza has five floors and features a supermarket, a department store, a cinema and a food court; it's also got an underground garage that offers free parking and an above ground parking lot that is also free for use to customers. American supermarket chain Wal-Mart is found in the building, as are numerous shops carrying nice collections of quality casual wear and clothes for women. The top floor is the food court – it's got all the famous street eats in Xiamen as well as snacks from other localities and cultures. After you've gotten tired of shopping, you can also opt to catch a movie at the Jinying Cinema; it's a small venue but very cozy and the tickets are one of the most reasonably priced in the city.

Add: 878 -888 Xiahe Lu (nearby the railway station), Siming District, Xiamen

Opening Hours: 10:00-22:30

Getting there: Take bus routes 1, 3, 16, 21, 42, 96, 102, 507, 508, 517, 534, 813 to Jinbang Park and walk around 100 m to venue

If you want to know more, you can contact with China travel agents.

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