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Top Choice Books in Shēnzhèn

Old Heaven Books

A delicious bookshop specialising in cultural and academic titles, Old Heaven also doubles as a vinyl-music store, cafe, live venue and community creative hub. It's a great place to plug in and catch up on that trav…
Top Choice Electronics in Shēnzhèn

Huáqiáng Electronics World

Miniscule spy cameras, jiving robots, e-skateboards, air-conditioned jackets (yep!) – for a sea of innovative, cut-price kidult toys, head to this multifloor electronics mall on Huáqiáng Běi Commercial St. Haggling …
Electronics in Shēnzhèn

Huáqiáng Běi Commercial St

A sizeable chunk of Shēnzhèn's prosperity can be traced to this vast cottage industry of tech that stretches across city blocks. Mall after mall selling every tiny electrical component imaginable has helped make Shē…
Antiques in Guǎngzhōu

Xīguān Rénjiā

The magpie owners here have accumulated all manner of treasures (OK and plenty of tat), on display in the grand surrounds of a former concession-era mansion on Shāmiàn Island. Want an old Chinese radio for your mant…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Cháozhōu

Cháozhōu Opera Costumes & Props

Diagonally across the road from Kāiyuán Temple is this tiny shop that makes gowns, headdresses, swords, sedans and shoes for the Cháozhōu opera stage.
Fashion & Accessories in Shēnzhèn

Luóhú Commercial City

An old favourite of Hong Kong day trippers, this multistorey mall, right next to the Luóhú border crossing, has hundreds of tiny shops selling handbags, clothing, accessories, Chinese souvenirs and more, as well as …
Books in Guǎngzhōu

Fāng Suǒ Commune

Praised for its elegant design, this enticing bookstore has more than 90,000 (mostly Chinese) titles, wrapping around a central cafe. You can also find clothing, homewares and gifts. It's in the upscale Tai Koo Hui …
Clothing in Guǎngzhōu

TIT Creative Industry Zone

Inside the leafy compound of a communist-era textile factory are boutiques selling a variety of locally designed clothing, from office wear to lacy dresses, along with art installations and a couple of funky cafes.
Market in Guǎngzhōu

Fāngcūn Tea Market

More for oolong aficionados than casual browsers, this is a wholesale area spanning block after block of tea shops, along with entire malls selling leaves and teaware.
Electronics in Guǎngzhōu

Tiānhé Computer Markets

Similar to Huáqiáng Běi St in Shēnzhèn, you'll find hundreds of bargain-basement microeclectronics retailers in shops and malls straddling this part of Tianhe Lu.