Foshan is a distinguished land of arts. Apart from the local specialities and snacks, such as Manggong Cake, taking back characteristic handicrafts is a wise choice to remind visitors. There are not only several shopping malls that can cater for visitors who wish to shop for brand names, but also some streets and lanes where a fine selection of folk handicrafts can be found.
Shiwan Town, in Chancheng District of Foshan, is praised to be the Southland Pottery metropolis having 5,000 years of history of ceramics. Today, an art gallery has been established here. Visitors can admire the pottery art and simultaneously chose their favorite pottery articles to buy.
First originating in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the New Year woodprints have developed in the city for five hundred years. They use local paint and the main themes are promotion, wealth, happiness, and longevity. They are decorative and perfectly show the local style.
The present Nanhai District is one of the cradles of Yue Embroidery which is among the four famous styles of embroidery in China. Nanhai Embroidery began to be well-known nationwide in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The embroidery can be seen as the ambassador of the local folk arts.
Address: No.33, Zumiao Road, Chancheng District
Bus Routes: 104, 105, 107, 114, 117, 125, 126, 128, 130, 136, 204, 206
Address: Nanhai Avenue, Nanhai District
Bus Routes: 102, 104, 137, 139, 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 210, 2202, 227, 238, 146, 246, 253, 261, 276
Zumiao Commercial Street
This is a street that brings together almost all the famous shops and articles of the city. It is an essential item in visitors' tourist schedules. The Zumiao (Ancestral) Temple, Baihua Mall, Xinghua Shopping Mall and Foshan Library are located around this region. Now, it is the most flourishing street for the city and an excellent destination to buy tourist souvenirs.
Bus Routes: 103, 106, 111, 112, 116, 118, 120, 122, 123, 129, 137
There are many supermarkets in the city distributing all over the five districts of the city, such as Jia Le Fu (Carrefour), JUSCO, Hao You Duo (Trust-Mart), Yi Chu Lian Hua (Lotus Supermarket), etc. It is convenient for visitors to buy items for daily use.
Address: F1-3, Yinzhou Building, Dongfang Square, No.81, Jinhua Road, Chancheng District
Hao You Duo (Trust-Mart)
Address: Mingzhu Building, Dongfang Square, No.85, Jinhua Road, Chancheng District
Guangdong Shiwan Ceramics Museum - do they have museum shop inside?
Shiwan Fine Arts Ceramic Factory (near Shagang Metro) - do they do retail sales?
China Ceramics Market (near junction of Jiawang 3rd Road and Jihua 3rd Road) - Do they have more variety?
2. As I know, they now do retail sales and visitors are even allowed to visit their manufacturing plant.
3. In China Ceramics Market, there are more variety.