Xi'an Shopping

  Xi'an Local Products

Kai Yuan Shopping Mall, near Bell Tower, Xi'an
Kai Yuan Shopping Mall, near Bell Tower
While marveling at the numerous historical sites and cultural relics in and around the city, tourists are also interested in shopping in Xi'an. Apart from the daily goods, there are a number of local products, including food, wine, Chinese calligraphy and pictures as well as vivid handicrafts.

 Commercial Centers
 Bell & Drum Tower Commercial Centre: There are four famous streets in Xi'an -- East Street, South Street, North Street and West Street. They belong to the Bell Tower Commercial Area which is the most important in the city, permeated with strong modern atmosphere. You can find several big department stores and supermarkets there.

 Xiaozhai is a flowering commercial area in Xi'an which mainly attracts young people. You can find Parkson Department Store, Feixuan Underground Shopping Plaza, Haobang Shopping Plaza and Baihui market at Xiaozhai. You can bargain the price of the goods in most stores here.

 Gaoxin Business Area is a place filled with white-collar groups. There are some famous huge malls here including Century Ginwa Shopping Mall and Golden Eagle which are at the intersection of Gaoxin Lu and Keji Lu.

Parkson on West Street, Xi'an
Parkson on West Street
 Thousands of tourists go to visit the Giant Wild Pagoda everyday, therefore the Giant Wild Pagoda and its surrounding area became an important shopping centre. At the Giant Wild Pagoda, you can find all kinds of featured local artworks. Besides the Giant Wild Pagoda there is the famous Great Tang All Day Mall which is mainly a cultural commercial street. Near to the pagoda, the two biggest electronic shopping malls, Seg Computer Plaza and Buynow Plaza are along Yanta Lu. If you want to buy a lap top computer, camera, mobile phone or other electronic items, it is your first choice.

Kangfu Lu and Northwest Light Industry commercial areas are places for wholesale shopping. You can find all kinds of commodities there, such as costumes, shoes, electronics, bags and some other daily things. The goods there are much cheaper than in the malls. You can bargain there for the goods you desire at surprisingly cheap prices.

 Souvenir Markets:
Apart from the featured streets of Shuyuan Gate and Moslem Street, you can also find several nice souvenir markets in Xi'an to buy the unique artworks as souvenirs, including Tang West Market, Antique Market, Wenbaozhai Tour Shopping Center and Peasant Painting Gallery.

 Shopping Malls

Shuyuanmen, the street of arts
Shuyuan Gate
There are plenty of shopping malls in the city, offering products ranging from fashions, cosmetics, jewelries to household electrical equipments. World famous brands with high quality products are available in most of those shopping malls. They mainly centralize at Bell Tower area, Gaoxin area and Jiefang Lu area.

Supermarkets are numerous in Xi'an and are primarily distributed around universities and communities. However, there are some in the city center and the suburbs that are also easily accessible.

Reading book is a nice way to spend free time when you are staying in Xi'an. There are many bookstores in the city providing all kinds of books in different languages.

 Tips: 1. Credit cards (including Visa, MasterCard, AE, Dinersclub and JCB) are acceptable in most big shopping malls, but it can not be used in some wholesale markets or small shops. Therefore, bringing some RMB cash is always necessary.
2. As the shopping centers are always very crowded all day long, you should beware of pickpockets.
3. When buying jade, silk, porcelain, pearls, tea, special Chinese seals called 'chops', Terracotta Warrior statues, you should beware of being cheated by fake ones.
4. You can try to bargain the price down when buying things from wholesale markets, street vendors or some small stores. 

Related Link: Peasant Painting, Huxian County

- Last modified on Oct. 07, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Shopping in Xian
Asked by Selena from MALAYSIA | Oct. 04, 2018 04:55Reply
Where can I find cheap and nice clothes for women/teenager in Xi'an?
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Answered by Michael from CANADA | Oct. 07, 2018 23:41

There are many clothes wholesale market located at Kangfu Road in the city, such as Shidanda Wholesale Market and Chang'an Wholesale Market.
Asked by Jari Aalto from FINLAND | Aug. 07, 2018 21:24Reply
Is there a lighting market in Xi'an?
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Answered by Dana from ROMANIA | Aug. 08, 2018 20:42

Yes, there is Tongtai lamp market in North Third Ring Road, Weiyang District.
Asked by Jose Ruvira from USA | Jun. 23, 2018 08:51Reply
Where can I Buy online silk shirts in Xi’an?
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Answered by Lily from USA | Jun. 25, 2018 03:28

You can buy silk shirts in large shopping malls or buy it on line websites like Amazon and T-Mall.
Asked by Rita from INDONESIA | May. 04, 2018 09:45Reply
Where can i shop for clothes such as dress and skirt that are cheap (student) in Xian?
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Answered by Hazel from POLAND | May. 07, 2018 20:54

You can go to Kangfu Road in Xincheng District. Lots of clothes wholesale markets and shoe markets are popular among young people. :)
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