Compared with the large cities, Zhangjiajie's local shopping is not well developed. However, as a city with a beautiful natural environment, many special local products are produced here. If you don't buy some local souvenirs for your family or your friends when you come to Zhangjiajie, you'll regret it later.
What to Buy
When coming to Zhangjiajie, be sure to taste - the Chinese gooseberry fruit because it is the best fruit in Zhangjiajie. Sangzhi County is the hometown of the Chinese gooseberry. There are many other fruits here also such as the Sweet Orange, the Jinxiang grapefruit, the Chinese chestnut, and the Hazelnut. You can buy them in the supermarket.
As a tea-producing area, Zhangjiajie boasts many famous brand teas such as Qingyan (green rock), Mingcui (tea green) Tea, and Longxia (lobster) Tea. Around Zhangjiajie, there are also Yunwu (cloud and mist) Tea and Maofeng Tea from Tianzi Mountain, and Maojian Tea from the Suoxiyu Natural Resource Reserve.
When you go shopping in Zhangjiajie, pay attention to what you buy. Make sure any local products you buy can be easily carried and are permitted on a plane or train.
Where to Shop
Guanghe Shopping Center
Address: at Jinhua Yuan, Lingyuan Road (North), Yongding District
Getting there: Take bus No.10 to arrive.
Meini Shopping Center
Address: across from the Oriental Pearl, Jiefang Road
Address: Huilong Road
Getting there: Take bus No.1, 2, 3, or 5.
Address: Jiefang Road
Getting there: Take bus No.2, 3, 5, 6, or 7.
Address: across from the Department Store
Getting there: Take bus No. 5, 7 to arrive.