Quancheng Lu, Daguan Yuan, Renmin Shangchang and the South Gate areas are the four big commercial districts of the city. Of these, Quancheng Lu is the best place to go. There are numerous stores on Quancheng Lu including the Guihe Shopping Center, the city's largest shopping center, the local Department Store, the Xinhua Book Store as well as stores selling world-famous brand name goods.
Yingxiong Shan Culture Market, located at 46, Ma'an Shan Lu, Shizhong District, is a large market selling books, antiques, calligraphy works and painting, root carvings and so on.
Luokou Clothes Market is located in the area between the north of Xiaoqinghe (Xiaoqing River) and the south of the tieluqiao. It is a market providing the services of clothes processing, distribution and other related services.
Embroidery: Jinan embroidery is namely Lu Xiu (Shandong Embroidery, Lu is short for Shandong Province.), which is famous for the Hair Embroidery and Silk Embroidery. The Fa Xiu (Hair Embroidery) is made with human hair. Chinese 'ink wash' painting made this way is really beautiful and true-to-life.
Mian Su (Flour Sculpture), namely the Dough Doll, is made of glutinous rice flour and dyes and antiseptics of different colors. Only by using fingers and simple tools such as, knives, combs, and bamboo needles, the lifelike sculptures are shaped.
Muyu Shi (Wooden-Fish Stone), the Wood-Veins Stone, is the russet stone that can be made into crafts. The tea sets made of it can delay the corruption of tea and can separate out various microelements and minerals helpful to human body.
Black Pottery, an ancient pottery species popular 4000 years ago, is found in Longshan Town, and is part of Longshan Culture. It has historic value for it is an important symbol to distinguish the earlier and the latter periods of the Neolithic Age.
E Jiao: originated in Dong'e County of Jinan, hence the name. E Jiao, ginseng and alter are three precious traditional Chinese medicines. It is made from the donkey skin and the natural water from Langxi River. It can be made into health care products and E Jiao food, etc.
Walnut is one of the export products in Jinan. Zhipi Walnut is the most reputed ones. Zhipi (skin of the paper) indicates the thin shell of the walnut easy to peel off. As we know that the walnut is has a rich nutritious element. It is helpful to human's nervous system, trachea problem and the long-lasting cough.
Places for shopping
Silver Plaza Shopping Mall: No.66, Luoyuan Dajie (Luoyuan Avenue)
Hualian Shopping Mall: No.571, Jing'er Lu
Guihe Shopping Center: No.1, Tiandi Tan Jie, Lixia District
Shandong Crafts Shop: No.188, Jingsi Lu
Shandong Antique Shop: No.1, Gongqingtuan Lu
Tourist Goods Shopping Center: F1, Jinan Tourist Bus Station (East Bus Station), No.71, Yingxiong Shan Lu
Beijing: You can go to Beijing Antique Market. The exact address is No.21, South Dongsanhuan Road, Chaoyang District.