Lonely Planet review
Well worth a trip, this mammoth underground market by the Science & Technology Museum metro station is Shànghǎi’s largest collection of shopping stalls, taking over from where the Xiangyang Rd market of old left off. It includes a branch of the Shíliùpù Fabric Market and a separate market devoted to pearls, the Yada Pearl Market (Yàdà Zhēnzhū Shìchǎng). Amy Lin’s Pearls has a shop in the main area. Shop vendors are highly persistent and almost clawing, sending out scouts to wait at the metro exit turnstiles to ensnare shoppers. Haggling is the lingua franca – mixed with much huffing and puffing – so start with a very low offer and take it from there. There’s tonnes of merchandise, from suits to moccasins, copy watches glinting from every direction, Darth Vader toys, jackets, English Premier League football strips, T-shirts, Indian saris, Angry Birds bags and so much more.