Guangzhou Shopping

Guangzhou is a large manufactory for many products, which contributes a lot to the rapid development of wholesale markets. This attracts worldwide businessmen to go shopping in China Guangzhou. The biannual Canton Fair further adds to the commercial atmosphere. To tourists, Guangzhou is also a shopping paradise for buying most fashionable clothes and local specialties. The following briefly tells visitors what to buy and where to shop in Guangzhou.

Guangzhou Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street
Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street

What to Buy in Guangzhou


The clothing industry in Guangzhou is developing quite rapidly and prosperously. The clothing market is always up to date, providing customers with the most fashionable clothes. Moreover, diversified clothes of different price levels are also provided to meet customers’ needs. 

Electrics and Electrical Appliances

The electronic industry in Guangzhou is also well developed. The main electrical appliances available are as follows: audio-visual products, communication equipments, household appliances, lightning products and so on.

Local Specialties 

Located in the fertile Pearl River Delta and with a history of about 2,800 years, Guangzhou is rich in local products. Also, due to its location along China’s south coastal line, many products gather here. All these contribute to the unique, colorful and various local specialties.  

Where to Buy Clothes in Guangzhou

Clothing Wholesale Markets

Wholesale markets are favored by customers who want to buy clothes in bulk at lower prices. Generally speaking, the more clothing one buy, the bigger discount one will get. Around Guangzhou Railway Station, gather many clothes wholesale markets, like Tianma Wholesale Markets and Zhanxi Wholesale Markets. Moreover, Baima Clothing Wholesale Markets and Shahe Clothes Wholesale Markets are quite large and bustling markets. 

Pedestrian Streets

Pedestrian streets are more suitable for shopping at a leisurely pace. Beijing Road and Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street rank the most popular among locals and visitors. Hundreds of small shops stand along either side of the streets selling clothes, shoes, and other unique products. Prices are generally higher here than at the wholesale markets. 

High-end Shopping Malls

Among all the shopping districts in Guangzhou, Tianhe CBD is the largest centralized area of high-end shopping malls, such as K11, Tianhui Square, Tianhe City, Gaode Zhidi Square… These shopping malls provide tourists with upscale service and exquisite high-end clothes from top domestic and foreign brands. 

Where to Buy Electrics and Electrical Appliances

There are many electrics or electrical appliances wholesale markets. The top shopping area in Guangzhou for those items is around Haiyin Square. Hanyin Electrical Appliance Market, Xingzhiguang Market and Stage Appliance Market are highly advised for customers. 

Top Souvenirs to Buy in Guangzhou & Where to Buy

Souvenir Shops at Wende Street
Cantonese Embroidery Souvenirs

Cantonese Embroidery

Cantonese embroidery, famous for its bright color and vivid pattern, must deserve buying as a precious gift. Guangxiuzhuang, located in No.100 Yuehua Road, is specialized in selling Cantonese embroidery.

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Jade Sculpture

Located on Xia Jiu Lu, Hualin Jadeware Street is a place mainly retail and whole sell jade and jewelry items. It is said the history of this street can be traced back to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). From that time, Hualin Jadeware Street has already been the famed Jadeware Fair. At present, hundreds of jadeware stores are found here. Best-quality jades from Burma and Yunnan Province are made into jade bracelets, rings and other wares.

See more about Chinese Jade

Nangfang Tea Market must be a wonderful place for you to choose any kinds of tea, including black tea, green tea, bitter tea, Pu’er tea, Tie Guan Yin, flower tea and so on. 

Since Guangzhou is a distribution of Chinese herbal medicine in southern China, visitors can try picking up some at a reasonable price. If you are interested, go to Qingping Market, one of the largest Chinese herbal medicines market in Southern China. 

Other Specialties: Various carvings including olive carvings, wood carvings, inkstones with delicate carvings; Cantonese sausage; Cantonese dim sum…

Souvenirs - Olive carvings
Olive Carvings

Guangzhou Airport Shopping

To meet transfer passengers’ needs, shopping areas have been set at Guangzhou Airport. Due to its special location, the products here are various, including both local specialties and luxury products from international brands. The product price at those duty free shops is generally lower than that in downtown, while in other regular shops are higher.  

- Last modified on May. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shopping in Guangzhou
Asked by Hamidiye from MALAYSIA | Aug. 19, 2019 22:52Reply
Huawei Store in Guangzhou
Hi, may I know if there is a Huawei store near Shangxiajiu street or anywhere nearer to the place. I would like to purchase a laptop.
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Answered by Amanda from CANADA | Aug. 22, 2019 00:50

Yes, you can find one that is located at No.65, Shangjiu Road, Liwan District.
The other one is located at F1, Hengbao Plaza, No.133, Baohua Road, Liwan District.

Hope helpful!
Asked by Val from MALAYSIA | Aug. 17, 2019 19:37Reply
Hi , where can I buy hotel supplies in Guangzhou?
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Answered by Almon from CANADA | Aug. 19, 2019 19:48

You can go to Xinji Shaxi Hotel Supplies City, which is located at No.11, Shaxi Avenue, Panyu District.
Asked by TZ from MYANMAR | Aug. 15, 2019 06:20Reply
where can buy garment & sewing accessories such as crystal in Guangzhou?
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Answered by Janet from USA | Aug. 18, 2019 18:11

Maybe you can have a look at Hualin International Jade City, which is located at No.352, Middle Kangwang Road, Liwan District.
Asked by rabin dhakak from NEPAL | Aug. 11, 2019 10:23Reply
Where to buy cheapest underwear ,socks for men and women in Guangzhou?
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Answered by Matthew from GERMANY | Aug. 13, 2019 00:30

You can go to Baima Clothes Wholesale Markets and have a look. It is located at No.16, Zhannan Road, Yuexiu District.
Asked by Rugved from INDIA | Aug. 06, 2019 12:04Reply
Wholesale market for footwear in Guangzhou..?
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Answered by Jordan from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 07, 2019 18:58

You can go to Xinhuanan Shows Wholesale Market. It is located at No.1629-1630, Guangzhou Avenue South, Haizhu District. Hope helpful!
Answered by Rugved from INDIA | Aug. 10, 2019 07:41

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