Yongle Market

Market in Zhongshan & Datong

The rather ugly concrete structure, grafted onto a beautiful colonial-era facade adjacent to DaDaoCheng Theater, houses a huge fabric market on the 2nd and 3rd floors, spruced up in 2019. 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).