Yongle Market

Top choice market in Zhongshan & Datong

The rather ugly concrete structure, grafted onto a beautiful colonial-era facade adjacent to Dadaocheng Theatre, houses a huge fabric market on the 2nd floor. Cotton, satin, silk, gauze, Japanese prints, bold colours, cat or owl designs, stripes, gingham and feather boas – bolts and bolts of it. Fabric is sold by the chi (尺), about 30cm, or ma (碼), 90cm.

At the time of writing, the building was getting a facelift, although the market itself remained open.