Hangzhou, a Chinese Southern City offers a superb collection of local crafts, rare arts and other souvenirs. Hangzhou Silk, Hangzhou Embroidery, West Lake Silk Umbrellas, Tianzhu Bamboo Chopsticks, as well as White Chrysanthemum Tea and world-famous Longjing Tea are typical Hangzhou specialties and souvenirs. Hangzhou has a great outdoor silk market called the China Silk City (Zhongguo Sichou Cheng) on Fengqi Lu that runs for two blocks. If you are looking for something indoors and without the stress of bargaining, explore stores like the Hangzhou Friendship Store or the shops along Jiefang Road or Yan'an Road.
Shopping Areas in Hangzhou
(I) Hangzhou Markets
Hangzhou Silk City
Location: It is located at No.253 Xinhua Road (at the intersection of Fengqi Road, Tiyuchang Road, and Xinhua Road) Bus No.11 and 28 available to arrive there..
It is the best place for purchasing silk and the biggest silk wholesale and retail market in China with more than 600 silk enterprises dealing in a wide variety of pure silk fabrics, garments, handicraft articles, scarves, and ties. The shoppers there not only do business on the mainland, but also export their silk products to Europe, America, Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. The market is distinguished as offering standardized management, reliable quality, and reasonable prices.
Meijiawu Village in Hangzhou
Location: in West Lake District
Enjoying a famous long history, Hangzhou Longjing Tea (Dragon Well Tea) is famous for its unique green color, fragrant aroma, sweet taste, and flat appearance, also regarded as a health elixir. If you are interested in tea culture and history, here is the ideal spot where you can watch a tea ceremony, and select tea under professional guidance.
It is one of the most famous historic streets in Hangzhou, Most preserved buildings are from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Strolling on this street, you will be attracted by the antique buildings and local crafts, such as silk parasols, brocades, noted Zhang Xiaoquan scissors and Hangzhou fans.
Location: Bordering Wulin Square.
A three-thousand-meter-long road, it is said to be the Number One Street in Hangzhou and the city's commercial center. Along the road are included the grand buildings of the Zhejiang Provincial Great Hall of the People, Hangzhou Culture Center, Victory Theatre, International Mansion, Hangzhou Department Store, Hangzhou Grand Hotel, and Haifeng Western Restaurant.
Wulin Square in Hangzhou
Location: In the north end of Yanan Road
It is a new center of culture and commerce where towers and skyscrapers are springing up, including Hangzhou Telecom Building, Zhejiang Provincial Exhibition Hall, Hangzhou Shopping Center, Hangzhou Theatre, and Zhejiang Provincial Science and Technology Museum.
Hangzhou Wulin Road Shopping Center
Location: Wulin Road
It is a shopping paradise in the downtown area and one of the fashionable centers featuring hundreds of shops and departments selling ladies' wear in various brands and styles.
Hangzhou Sijiqing Clothing Market
Location: Hanghai Road of Hangzhou.
The market is one of the most influential clothing wholesale and circulation markets in China. With a large variety of reasonably priced brand name clothes the market has been popular among customers for many years. More than 80% of the clothes here are sold wholesale. Possessing good outlets, the Sijiqing Clothing Market is the source for clothes sold in the markets of Southeast Asia, Europe and even America
(II) Supermarkets in Hangzhou
(III) Shopping Malls in Hangzhou
Intime (Yintai) Department Store
No. 530, Yanan Road
Department Store Mansion
Hangzhou Tower Shopping Center
No. 1, Wulin Square
Near to Hubin Yi (First) Park
Hangzhou Travel Guide & Tourist Information