Shopping in Lianyungang is a different experience from other inland Chinese cities. Local products here are full of the character of a coastal city as well as being products of nature.
What to Buy
With the largest reserves of crystal in China, Donghai County, Lianyungang has the reputation of 'County of Crystal'. Crystal here comes in various colors - yellow, pink, violet and light brown as well as intriguing textures such as water droplets, hairs or plants. Crystal is made into products such as crystal ware, crystal jewelry, crystal sculptures and so on. These pure clear crystal products make a great choice purchase when shopping in Lianyungang.
Picture in Carved Shells (Scrimshaw)
Due to its coastal position, shell is very common in Lianyungang. After polishing and working, the colorful shells with diversified natural shapes and textures become exquisite artistic works. The subject matter is usually based on natural scenes, portraits, animals and plants. With a unique luster and bright, varying color, carved shell pictures of Lianyungang boast high artistic and appreciative value.
Yunwu Tea of Yuntai Mountain is another famous local product of Lianyungang. Owing to its mellow taste, clear color and delicate fragrance, it is claimed to be one of the four famous teas south of the Yangtze River.
The wickerwork of Lianyungang is also well-known. There are many types of wickerwork including fruit baskets, pet baskets, present baskets and so on. Some dried marine products also are a good choice, such as laver (seaweed) and dried shrimps.
Where to Buy
China Donghai Crystal Market
This is the largest market for crystal products in China. Various crystal products are available here including crystal handicrafts, crystal jewelry, crystal commodities and crystal religious objects.
Address: No.110, Gangtie Road, Niushan Town, Donghai County
Longhai Pedestrian Street
Situated in the city center, Longhai Pedestrian Street is a good place for shopping. Many shops for clothes, shoes, commodities and so on, stand close to each other. There are restaurants here too.
Wenfeng Great World
Various goods including clothing, shoes, cosmetic etc. of famous domestic and international brands are available in Wenfeng Great World.
Address: No.118, Tongguan Road (North), Xinpu District
Clothes, jewelry, food, cosmetics and electrical appliances all can be found here.
Address: Jiefang Road (Middle), Xinpu District
Times Extra (supermarket)
Address: No.39, Tongguan Road (North), Xinpu District
- Last updated on Jun. 04, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Lianyungang Shopping
Asked by Zee from ASIA | Jun. 02, 2023 02:44Reply
Hi, Donghai has 2 train stations? Which is nearer to crystal mall?
Answered by Edward | Jun. 04, 2023 23:02
In fact, there is only one train station in Donghai, which is around 7km to the crystal mall.
Asked by Jason from SINGAPORE | Jul. 19, 2018 19:59Reply
How do i travel from Shanghai to the Crystal Market?
Answered by Juno from NORWAY | Jul. 20, 2018 01:15
You can take a train from SH South Station to Donghai County. The departure time is 20:30 and 20:52 and it takes about 10 to 12 hour to get there. Upon arrival, take a taxi to the market.
Asked by Maple from SINGAPORE | Mar. 28, 2017 10:52Reply
Hi, May I know how to go to Donghai Crystal Market from Lianyungang Airport?
How far is the distance between the airport and Donghai crystal market? Thank you.
Answered by Luna from FRANCE | Mar. 31, 2017 02:22
Maple, there is no direct bus to the market. You may need to take a taxi. The taxi fare is CNY25-35 in usual time. The distance between two places is about 9 miles (14 kilometers).