Qingdao Shopping

Since Qingdao is a beautiful seaside city, products related to the sea are featured.

What to Buy

Many goods await your exploration: seashell carving, seafood products, seashells, Laoshan mineral water, Laoshan Cola, Tsingtao beer and Korean products from the many shops and restaurants offering you a chance to explore Korean culture.

Where to Buy

If you intend to shop in Qingdao, try Zhongshan Road. With its bewitching night scene, big malls on Zhongshan Road such as Parkson Department Store deserve a visit.

With the rapid development of Taidong Pedestrian Street, Zhongshan Road is fading. Taidong Pedestrian Street provides visitors not only a broad shopping and entertainment area, but also a place in which to enjoy outdoor mural paintings. Great muralists from other parts of China create outstanding public art to lure visitors to Taidong Pedestrian Street. There´s also the Walmart Supercenter.
Qingdao Taidong Pedestrian Street
Taidong Pedestrian Street
Qingdao Zhongshan Road
Zhongshan Road
Jimo Road Small Articles Wholesale Market has become the must-go place for tourists to buy souvenirs for friends and relatives. This market earns its fame for its approachable prices and good quality.

On Hong Kong middle Road are two big shopping centers, Jusco and Carrefour, recommended for local food, including dried seafood. Opposite the Carrefour is the Sunshine Department Store, the high-level shopping center in the city. Starbucks and Haagen-Dazs are also in the area. Behind Jusco, near the sailing center you will find Hisense Plaza, a high level shopping center includes LV, Prada and Gucci.

There´s also the newly opened Marina City Center, with H & M, Zara, Hush Puppies and many more well known brands. Restaurants with sea-view and an inline ice skating in the basement!

TESCO Supermarket is located on Renmin Lu (near Qingdao Theater). RT Mart on Ningxia Lu is a supermarket that offers fresh and inexpensive daily goods and a lot of stores and food places. Easily access with many buses.

Qingdao CBD Wanda Plaza is located between Xuzhou Road and Lianyugang Road in Yanji Road near the Municipal Library! The plaza covering 44,000 sqm is strategically located in the city's "New" Central Business District and includes fashion department stores, supermarkets, large-scale restaurants, a digital square, international cinema, KTV, fitness club, and a 1,500 square meter skating ring. Bus:  205,  320 

The Leader Plaza is another shopping center with supermarket in the basement in the east of the city, near Haier Road and International Beer City area. Right next to it, Lottemart is large supermarket that offers a good food court. From there it's only 15 minutes to Shilaoren Beach, one of the largest sandbeachs of Qingdao. Bus: 382 from Qingdao University Station.

Whenever you shop, pay attention to the quality of the goods. Before making a purchase, compare the goods with those in other stores. In Qingdao, you will find it hard to bargain with local people. One reason is that the products are offered at low prices; the other is that Shandong people do not like to barter. A word of warning: don't take fresh seafood with you, as it is difficult to keep it fresh all day.

Korean City

Products abound in Korean City, including clothes; there is a garden for leisure and a children's entertainment garden. All the facilities and goods here reflect the unique Korean culture.

More choices for your reference

Shell Sculpture Factory
Location: No. 206, Yan'an San Lu

Longshan Underground Commercial Street
Location: No. 14, Longshan Road

- Last updated on Mar. 16, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Qingdao Shopping
Asked by Kevin from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 15, 2023 19:34Reply
Where can you buy English language books and newspapers on Tsingtau?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rita | Mar. 16, 2023 18:54

You may try to find them at Qingdao Book City, the biggest bookstore in the city. The address is No.67, Middle Hong Kong Road, Shinan District. BTW, you can find almost all you want in the online bookstores.
Asked by Iryn Megan Tan from SINGAPORE | Dec. 07, 2019 07:51Reply
What is the address for Korean City? Where else to find Korean food and shopping in Qingdao?
Answers (2)
Answered by Amelia from UKRAINE | Dec. 09, 2019 23:39

It is located at No.81, Shichang 3rd Road, Shibei District.
Answered by Iryn Tan from SINGAPORE | Dec. 11, 2019 18:54

Thank you Amelia! Appreciate your reply.
Asked by kasidit k. from THAILAND | Nov. 30, 2019 19:33Reply
้How do I go to Taidong Pedestrian Street from May square?
Answers (3)
Answered by Jennie from SINGAPORE | Dec. 03, 2019 19:41

Do you refer to Wuyu Square or May Fourth Square?
Answered by kasidit.k from THAILAND | Dec. 06, 2019 00:30

May Fourth Square
Answered by Sara from THAILAND | Dec. 08, 2019 19:15

You can take bus 232 from Shimao Zhongxin station to Taidong station, then walk toward west to the walking street.
Asked by Rag from INDIA | Sep. 24, 2019 08:04Reply
Best place to buy gifts like earphones and watches in Qingdao
Please let me know place for electronic devices in the city
Answers (1)
Answered by Shane from FRANCE | Sep. 26, 2019 19:57

Maybe you can have a look at Keji square, which is located at No.238, Liaoning Road, Shibei district.
Asked by Raghav from INDIA | Sep. 21, 2019 05:15Reply
Where is Walmart super center in taidong pedestrian street? I couldn't find it. Please help me
Answers (1)
Answered by Rex from USA | Sep. 23, 2019 18:43

As I know, it has been closed. Also, there is no Walmart in the city anymore.
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