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Shopping in China

China is a fantastic shopping destination. From bamboo chopsticks to Cultural Revolution memorabilia, whatever your interest, you're bound to be able to buy it in China. As the world's factory, you can find just about anything.
  1. Shopping in Beijing

Yunnan Coffee
Shopping and Gift Ideas - Yunnan Coffee

A look at the fruits and vegetables at the market in Xizhou
A look at the fruits and vegetables at the market in Xizhou town, Yunnan Province.

A Complete Visitor's Guide to Shopping in Shanghai
A Complete Visitor's Guide to Shopping in Shanghai

Bargaining 101: Eight Rules and Two Myths about Shopping in China
Bargaining in China can be a fun and social experience but you need to learn the rules before you play. Following this simple primer about how to shop and how to bargain in China will help you make the most of your shopping trip.

Buying Pearls: A Quick Primer on How to Understand the Value of Pearls
This quick primer will give you some insight in valuing your pearls, telling the difference between real and imitation pearls and understanding what a cultured pearl is. After this quick read, you'll be ready to hit the pearl markets in China.

Shopping Photo Gallery
A look at what fun things you can bring home from China.

Shopping in China - Gift Guides
In these gift guides for shopping in China are some suggestions of great souvenirs to bring back to your home country that go beyond chopsticks and fans.

Shopping in Beijing: Panjiayuan flea (or "dirt") market
Whatever it is that you're looking to buy in China, you will most likely find it at Panjiayuan flea (or "dirt") market. From amber and pearls to old Beijing Opera costumes, terracotta warrior replicas and Cultural Revolution kitsch, it is on sale at the Panjiayuan market, a shopping paradise.

Shanghai Markets
Shanghai boasts great shopping and the best place to experience it is in its markets. From crickets to pearls, find out where to shop in Shanghai markets.

Shanghai's Fuxing Road: A Walking, Shopping Tour
Wander down historic Fuxing Road in the old French Concession of Shanghai, China and discover shops and boutiques along the way. This walking tour will help you see one of Shanghai's French Concession's most beautiful streets, as well as help you bring back some lovely souvenirs from your trip.

Unique Shanghai Shops
You could spend precious hours wandering the lanes and markets of Shanghai's shopping districts, but if it's high-quality, original, gift items you're after, go no further than the shops listed here. These are the best-of-the-best for Shanghai shopping.

Pearl's Circles, First Asia Jewelry Plaza, Shanghai
A great place to buy pearls in Shanghai is in the First Asia Jewelry Plaza near Shanghai's Yuyuan or Yu Garden Bazaar area. With "wholesale" prices, every strand of lovely sea and freshwater pearls is negotiable.

An eco-friendly sustainable brand selling luxurious yak-wool accessories
Norlha Luxury Yak-wool Accessories Shop

Great Gift Ideas from Shanghai - For Him
I know not a single woman who has come to Shanghai and left empty-handed. For women, it is very easy to shop in Shanghai but it's hard to see through the pearls, silks, embroidery and ceramics and figure out what to get the man in your life. Here are a few ideas for you.

How to Buy a Chinese Qipao or Cheongsam
Where to go to buy a Chinese qipao dress

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