Located at the cross interchange between Qingping Street and Tiyun Street along the Pearl River, Qingping Market in Guangzhou is a composite market selling agricultural complementary products as well as Chinese herbal medicines. Covering an area of 11,200 square meters (120,000 square feet) and possessing over 1,200 booths, it is a market of a large-scale and wide variety. More than 600 varieties of meat, eggs and vegetables, seafood, Chinese herbal medicines, dried fruits, flowers, birds and fishes, are sold. Government officials of over 40 countries including the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Japan and other countries used to visit it. They all considered the visit as a great pleasure! Here, you can buy a variety of agricultural sideline products, feel the warm local life and experience the civilized ancient trading ways.
The composite Qingping Market consists of many markets. The Agricultural Complementary Products Market, Chinese Herbal Medicines Market and Aquatic Products Market are the three major ones not far from each other.
Agricultural Complementary Products Market
Countless agricultural sideline goods are sold in the Qingping Market as long as the law and policies allow, including things flying in the sky, planted on the ground, swimming in water, growing on the trees, caught in the wild, raised in the family, etc. There are not only goods collected from the rural areas of Guangzhou, but also goods from another 18 provinces and 30 cities, including hair weeds from the northwestern provinces, wild aquatic products (fish, turtle, raw fish, frog, money turtle, etc.) from Hunan and Hubei, grapefruit and Momordica grosvenori from Guangxi Province, tobacco from Jiangxi and Hunan and seafood from Zhanjiang and Shantou and so on.
Qingping Chinese Herbal Medicines Market
Qingping Chinese Herbal Medicines Market, one of 17 Chinese herbal medicine markets approved by the state in 1996, is the only legitimate Chinese herbal medicine trading place in Guangzhou and the only Chinese herbal medicine market in the metropolitan center area in China. It is also the first permitted market to run a business of the five major categories (Chinese herbs, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese and Western medicines, medical devices and health care products). It is the biggest trade port and distribution center of tonic herbal medicine in southern China. Business operators come from many places and products are sold to the mainland, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Southeast Asia and other countries. Qingping Pharmaceutical Center is the landmark building of this market.
Address: Liuersan intersection, Qingping Road, Liwan District.
1. When buying medicines, compare the quality and prices of the shops;
2. Do not believe goods of too low a price;
3. Identify the traditional Chinese medicine with great care to avoid buying fake goods;
4. You can also find a medicine expert to go with you.
Qingping Aquatic Products Market
The market mainly sells aquatic animals, aquatic equipments and fodders and it is a place where you can appreciate the colorful water world.
How to get to Qingping Market
Take metro line 1 or line 6, and get down at Huangsha Station. Then get out from Exit B and walk to West Heping Road.
1. Take bus 6 or 176 to Zhujilu.
2. Take bus 2, 3, 251, or 530 to Hepingzhong.
3. Take bus 1, 9, 25, 57, 64, 75, 105, 181, 208, 209, 217. 251, 270, 297, 538, 552, 556, Guang 81, Guang 123, or Guang 218 to Shizhong Yiyuan.
4. Take bus 61, 82, or 176 to Hepingxi.
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