Top Choice Books in Shēnzhèn

Old Heaven Books

A delicious bookstore specialising in cultural and academic titles, that also doubles as a music store (vinyls anyone?). Gigs sometimes take place in the adjoining cafe. Located in the northern section of the OCT-LO…
Arts & Crafts in Shēnzhèn

Dàfēn Oil Painting Village

A real eye-opener: 600 studios-cum-stores, churning out thousands of copies of Rembrandt, Renoir and Picasso paintings every week, and some original work, in laneways for all to see. Prices start from ¥200. Exit the…
Market in Shēnzhèn

Dōngmén Market

A chaotic market popular for tailored suits, skirts, curtains and bedding. Be careful of pickpockets.
Electronics in Shēnzhèn

Huáqiáng Běi Commercial St

For electronics, Huáqiáng Běi is a living, breathing eBay, with shops and malls for blocks on end selling the latest tech gadgets, audiovisual equipment, Android tablets, Bluetooth headsets, nonbranded laptops and a…
Fashion & Accessories in Shēnzhèn

Luóhú Commercial City

An old favourite of Hong Kong day trippers, this multistorey mall, right next to the Luóhú train station, has 1000 stalls selling handbags, household fabric, clothing, accessories, knick-knacks and DVDs, as well as …
Market in Guǎngzhōu

Fāngcūn Tea Market

A sprawling market with block after block of tea shops, along with malls selling tea and teaware. Most target wholesale traders but retail is often possible.
Antiques in Guǎngzhōu

Xīguān Antique Street

This street sells everything from ceramic teapots to Tibetan rugs. Even if you’re not in the mood to load up your pack with ceramic vases, it’s a wonderful place in which to browse. Note that most artefacts here are…
Electronics in Guǎngzhōu

Tiānhé Computer Markets

A supersized version of Huáqiáng Běi St in Shēnzhèn. Tons and tons of electronics and gadgets are sold in shops and malls straddling a few kilometres of the east end of Tianhe Lu.
Clothing in Guǎngzhōu

Shàngxiàjiǔ Pedestrian Street

Literally 'Up Down Nine Street', this pedestrianised shopping area in one of the oldest parts of the city, where the buildings retain elements of both Western and Chinese architecture, is a good place to look for di…
Fashion & Accessories in Shēnzhèn

Kingglory Plaza

Sitting atop the Guómào metro station, this modern shopping mall is where many Hong Kong day trippers hang out. It’s more upscale than the much older Luóhú Commercial City one station away, and features local and im…