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Shopping in Guilin

Where to shop

1. Zhengyang Pedestrian Street
Zheng Yang Pedestrian Street locates in downtown Guilin paralleled the Zhong Shan Road. The main entrance to Zheng Yang Pedestrian Street is opposite to the entrance of the ancient Ming Dynasty princes' palace.
This walking street is Guilin's most hip and popular shopping district that consists of many fashion boutiques, bars, nightclubs, high-end hair salons, and restaurants. No vehicles are allowed to enter the streets. It is the best place in Guilin to find fashion clothing and places to hang out. It is where to see and be seen in Guilin.

2. Guilin Niko Niko Do Plaza
Address: 37 Zhongshan Middle Road
Business Hours: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm, Monday – Sunday
Price Negotiable: No
Niko-Niko-Do Plaza is one of the best shopping malls, and may be the most popular one in Guilin. If you are looking for quality clothing, shoes, electronics, and cosmetics, it is a right place to go. There are some fine restaurants on the top floor and a KFC outlet on the ground floor facing the main street. Niko-Niko-Do Plaza has an under group food supermarket, where you can purchase local specialties.

3. Dream Island Department Store (梦之岛百货)
Address: 20 Zhongshan Middle Road
Business Hours: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm, Monday – Sunday
Price Negotiable: No
Similar to Niko-Niko-Do Plaza, Dream Island Department Store is another place to go for quality brand goods. There is also a KFC outlet on the ground floor facing the main street.

4. Night Market
Address: a special tourist section bordered by Wumei Road in the north, Nanhuan Road in the south, Zhongshan Road in the east and Chongshan Road in the west.
Business Hours: after 7:00 pm, Monday – Sunday
Price Negotiable: Yes
Each evening from 7:00 pm until midnight in a vast area specially arranged for tourists and entertainment fonders. It is a bustling night market. Stalls here mostly sell souvenirs and knick-knacks from all parts of China and they sell mostly the same kind of goods too. Shopping at the street-side stalls are fun, but be sure to bargain.

5. Nan Cheng Department Store
Beside the zhongshan road in center of Guilin, It also has another commercial center in the east of the downtown. Near to the Guilin exhibition center, Nan Cheng department store is the biggest store along this area.
Open Hours: 9:00am-10: 30pm

6. Wayao International Tourism Commodity Wholesale Market
The Wa Yao Wholesale Market is made up of several 6 storey buildings. Wa Yao is where individual shoppers and buyers from other shops go for their needs. This market sells everything from clothing and house wares, to antiques and art. The Wa Yao Tour Products Shopping District is organized into categorized sections, so finding things is fairly easy. As it is mainly a wholesale market, you can get lower prices in here than the normal retailing prices. Be aware, if you are looking for high quality brands, this is not the right place to go. But this is an excellent place to collect local crafts.

7. Too Shopping Mall
If you are not only go shopping but also want to do some entertainment, then Too shopping mall may your right choice. This commercial center is consists of supermarket, clothing and shoes shops, restaurants and coffee shops, KTV and a big cinema, This area is really favored by the fashion young generation.
Tips: there is a botanical garden behind the shopping mall. It’s a good place to relax yourself.

address:No.117 Huancheng West First Road, Xiangshan District,Guilin
Business hours: Monday-Friday: 10:45am-22:00pm       Saturday-Sunday:10:00am-22:00pm

8. West Street in Yangshuo
The West Street in Yangshuo is well-known for its unique cultural ambience. It is also a nice shopping location for unique cultural stuffs. Big fans, really big to catch your eyes, Yangshuo Big Fans are great for decorations. The painted fan undergoes a series of processes including dyeing, mounting and painting with lacquer or water color paint before it is ready for retail. You can always find the backdrops of the fans are depicting birds, bamboos, flowers, insects and traditional, beautiful Chinese girls. West Street is also a place to find quality minority costumes and handicrafts. These are great souvenirs to bring home. Items soled in west street are negotiable, be sure to bargain.

Whan to buy
1.Chinese landscape painting
2.Minority handcrafts
3.China South Sea Pearl
4.Guilin specialties

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