Where to buy
The commercial industry in Wuhan has long been well-known throughout the country. Like other medium cities in China, the commercial industry here is flourishing with shopping malls and centers, super markets, chain stores and shopping streets throughout the city.
Cultural streets offer more traditional Chinese items and buildings, an ideal way to learn more about folk artwork and flavors and to find local specialties
Large-scale shopping centers with complete selections of dresses, commodities, food, books, home appliances, furniture, etc.
Features: Quality assured; reasonably priced
Supermarket chains such as Carrefour, Metro, and Parkson with stores in all three Wuhan towns
Features: low prices with good quality
Recommended Featured Cultural Street
1. Han Zheng Street (Han Zheng Jie)
In the center of Hankou Town is a century-old street, Han Zheng (Han Zheng Jie). In 2000, the government developed it into a tourist shopping street. Dazzling stores housed in traditional buildings sell various goods. Today it is the largest wholesale distribution center in central China. Tourists are invited to find inexpensive items -- and are cautioned about quality. Learn to bargain.
2. Hanjiang Walking Street
Another featured street is a famous walking street near Hanjiang Lu in the town center. One hundred seventy-seven meters (252 feet) longer than the famous Nanjing Lu walking street in Shanghai, Hanjiang Lu is very popular.
Over 200 stores housed in traditional buildings sell a complete selection of clothes, appliance, food, commodities and other goods. Five squares in different style are arranged along this street with greenery, springs, cafes and bars. Along the street are buildings that housed old banks, stores and statues depicting the everyday life of local people. Everything on the street tells the history of the city. Amenities such as public telephones, electronic screens, mailboxes and car parking are available.
Tip: You can take the tourist special line of Bus 401 from the Wuchang Railway Station or Bus 533 from the Hankou Railway Station.
3. Cultural Street in Xianggang Lu
Located at No. 209 Xianggang Road is a large antique market. An array of stalls and stores sell traditional Chinese folk artwork, chops, curios, Chinese paintings, calligraphy, furniture, jade and other treasures from earlier days. Both locals and travelers enjoy looking for favorites in a sea of choices.
No. 690, Jiefang Dadao, Hankou
No. 688, Jiefang Dadao, Hankou
Int'l Trade Square
No. 686, Jiefang Dadao, Hankou
Asian Trade Square
No. 628, Wuluo Lu, Wuchang District
Jian Er Mall
No. 955, Heping Dadao, Qingshan District
Zhongshang Shopping Center
No. 9, Zhongnan Lu, Wuchang District
Central Department Store
No. 129, Jianghan Lu
Qingshan Department Store
No. 1542, Heping Dadao, Qingshan District
No. 134, Hanyang Dadao
Xin Wuzhan Shopping Center
No. 372-372, Jiefang Dadao, Hankou
New World Department Store
No. 566, Jianshe Dadao, Hankou
New World Square
No. 118, Jianghan Road, Jiang'an District
Wangfujing Department Store Wuhan
No. 888, Zhongshan Dadao, Hankou
No. 374, Jiefang Dadao, Hankou
Xin Minzhong Leyuan
No. 608, Zhongshan Dadao, Hankou
Zhong Bai Group
Known as the king of supermarkets, Zhongbai has 20 branches in the city.
Jiang'an District: No. 1378, Jiefang Dadao
Wuchang Distict: No. 19, Shuiguohu Road
Hanyang District: No. 269, Yingwu Dadao
Add: No. 43, Changqing Lu, Hankou
Add: No. 7 Xudong Lu, Wuchang
Hankou Branch: No. 681, Jiefang Dadao
Hanyang Branch: No. 408, Hanyang Dadao
Wuchang Branch: No. 75 Lianjiang Dadao
Hanshang 21 Shopping Center
Add: No. 687, Hanyang Dadao
Hankou Branch: No. 244, Zhongshan Dadao
Hanyang Branch: No. 687, Hanyang Dadao
Wuchang Branch: No. 1, Zhongbei Lu
Hankou Branch: No. 144, Jiefang Dadao, Hankou
Wuchang Branch: No. 1, Tiyuguan Lu (Stadium Road), Wuchang
Yi Chu Lian Hua (Lotus)
First Branch: No. 98, Huangxiaohe Lu
Second Branch: at the intersection of Baofeng Lu and Jieshe Dadao, Hankou
Hao You Duo
First Branch: No. 28, Changqing Square, Huangxing Lu, Hankou
Second Branch: at the intersection of Zhongshan Dadao and Minyi Erlu, Hankou
What to Buy
It is a sky blue or bluish green semi-precious stone. The name means "Turkish stone" and is often inlayed on bracelets, rings or necklaces. As the stone is porous, jewelry made with turquoise should be removed before washing your hands.
Jing Wu's Duck Neck
Wuhan people consider duck neck a delicacy. The spicy duck neck is cooked with pepper and spices and stewed in a low fire, resulting in strong taste and a lingering flavor. Jing Wu, the most famous shop that sells it, has been interviewed by several TV stations in China.
A specialty of Hubei Province, Xiaogan cake is made of sticky rice flour, sesame, sugar, and sweet-scented osmanthus. It is crisp, sweet and nutritious.
Qingshan Mahong Cake is another kind of sweet cake made of rice flour, sugar and sesame. The cake is usually cut into long pieces and tastes soft and crisp.
All of these foods are available on supermarket shelves. If you buy them at street stalls or small stores, read the label information carefully.