Shopping in Zhejiang

  • Shopping in Hangzhou

    Hangzhou Silk City

    Hangzhou is famous for its silks and there are certainly bargains to be found in this seven-storey market. You'll have to work hard to get them, though. Head straight for the 5th and 6th floors (lower levels just sell regular clothes) to find scarves, slinky nightwear, dresses, qìpào (traditional Chinese sheath dresses) and other silk items. If you haggle with persistence, vendors will usually let you bargain them down by around 30%.

  • Shopping in Hangzhou

    Wushan Lu Night Market

    Wushan Lu Night Market doesn't have too much to offer by way of interesting souvenirs, but it's still a pleasant place to stroll for half an hour or so. Stalls sell knock-off cosmetics and bags, cheap clothes, shoes, plastic jewellery and other knick-knacks to an excited crowd of mostly teenagers. Get the gloves off and haggle hard if something catches your eye.

  • Shopping in Hangzhou

    Huíchūn Táng

    One of the country's oldest traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) clinics, Huíchūn Táng is still a fully functioning business with TCM doctors on-site and dried herbs, powders and tonics all available to buy. Help yourself to free herbal tea from the dispenser and sip as you browse the intriguing jars. No English is spoken.

  • Shopping in Hangzhou

    Lì Xīng Plaza

    One of a number of slick, modern shopping malls to pop up close to the West Lake. Find the usual high-street and international brands here. There are a handful of lacklustre eateries downstairs.