Hefei is the capital of Anhui Province. After an exciting visiting in some scenic areas, it is time for going shopping. In Hefei, the following places are worthy going: Huaihe Road Pedestrian Street, Women Street, Anhui Commercial Capital, Hefei Drum Tower Shopping Mansion, Hefei Department Store, and Vista International Plaza. Especially the Huaihe Road and the Women Street (it is very popular among women) are the two Street you should not miss. Here we will share some of this shopping information below.
Four Treasures of the Study
"Four Treasures of the Study" refers to four stationeries in writing Chinese calligraphy, including brush, ink-stick, paper and ink-stone. In Hefei, some counties are renowned for producing some of these treasures. For example, Jin County is famous for producing Xuan Paper and Xuan Pen, while She County is for producing Hui Ink and She Ink stone. Anyway, Four Treasures of the Study is one of the most representative Chinese souvenirs that you should never miss.
- Chinese name: 文房四宝 Wen Fang Si Bao /wnn-fung see-baoww/
- Place selling Four Treasures of the Study:
- Zuimei Stationery 爱美文具 Aimei Wenju
- Address: 327-2 Changjiang Zhong Road, Lushan District 庐山区长江中路327-2号
- Transportation: Take city bus No.1, 3, or 116 and take off at Feifeng Jie Sation (飞凤街站)
As a province near the sea, seafood is also one of the popular specialties in Hefei. Chaohu Whitebait and Da-zha crab are the top popular seafood. It is said that the best Da-zha Crab is produced in Yangcheng Lake located in Kunshan City, but the Da-zha Crab in Hefei compares equally with it.
- Chinese name: 海鲜 Hai Xian / heye sshyen/
- Place to Enjoy Seafood:
- Baobao Hao 煲煲好 Baobao Hao
Address: 130 Wanda Square, Maan Shan Road, Shushan District 蜀山区马鞍山路130号万达广场
- Hours: 10am–9pm
- Transportation: Take city bus No.6, 11, 106, 130, 132, 137, 145, 154, or 161 and take off at Xiaosu Qiao Station (孝肃桥站).
There are several kinds of tea in Anhui, in that Anhui is the essence of Chinese tea culture. Huangshan Maofeng is considered one of the top ten green teas in China that is also well-known overseas. Besides, in Hefei, you can also buy Anhui Tun Green Tea and Anhui Houkui Tea.
- Chinese name: 茶 Cha /cha/
- Place selling Tea:
- Carrefour Supermarket 家乐福茶叶店 Jialefu Chaye Dian
- Address: 199 Changjiang Xi Road, Luyang District 庐阳区长江西路199号
- Hours: 8am–9:30pm
- Transportation: Take city bus No.116, 136, or 3 and take off at Guogou Square Station (国购广场站)
Major Shopping Malls and Shopping Area
Anhui Commercial Capital
Located in Suzhou Road, Anhui Commercial Capital is a luxurious and splendid mall, where sells a variety of goods. The Commercial Capital is one of the most famous malls in Hefei. If you want to buy some brand products in discount, Anhui Commercial Capital should be a good choice.
- Chinese name: 安徽商之都 Anhui Shangzhidu
- Address: 8 SuzhouRoad, Luyang District 庐阳区宿州路8号
- Hours: 9am–9pm
- Transportation: Take city bus No.104, 105, 106, 109, 117, 123 and take off at Shangzhidu Station (商之都站)
Vista International Plaza
Vista International Plaza sells the international brands, where you can not only enjoy shopping, but also enjoy delicious food.
- Chinese name: 瑞景国际购物广场 Tuijing Guoji Gouwu Guangchang
- Address: 181 Shouchun Road, Luyang District 庐阳区寿春路181号
- Hours: 9:30am–9:30pm
- Transportation: Take city bus No.2, 5, 25, 105, 113, 117, 118, 121 and take off at Baihua Jing Station (百花井站)
Huaihai Road Pedestrian Street & Women Street
Huaihe Road Pedestrian Street is located in the most prosperous area -- Huaihe Road. It is a place where many kinds of products are sold there. For women who are crazy about shopping can go to the Women Street which located in Shanxiaokou on Changjiang Road.
- Chinese name: 淮河路 Huaihe Lu /hwhy-huh loo/ 女人街 Nvren Jie /nyoo-rnn jyeh/
Computers and Electronic Products
Suning Appliance sells many kinds of computers and electronic products, especial the appliance. The price here will be reasonable, and Suning Appliance has a good reputation in after-sale service.
- Chinese name: 苏宁电器 Suning Dianqi
- Address: 76 Suzhou Road, Luyang District 庐阳区宿州路76号
- Open: 9 am-9 pm
- Transportation: Take City Bus No.109, 117, 121, 129 at Gulou Qiao Station (鼓楼桥站)
Saibo Digital Products Square
Saibo Digital Products Square mainly sells digital products like camera, computer, DV and so on. Also, you can buy elements of these digital products here.
- Chinese name: 赛博数码广场 Saibo Shuma Guangchang
- Address: Huangshan Road, Luyang District 庐阳区黄山路
- Hours: 9am–5:30pm
- Transportation: Take city bus No.108, 10, 118, 121, 129, or 158 and take off at Hefei Xueyuan Station (合肥学院站)
Anhui Book City
It is the largest book city in Hefei, where there is a wide range of books selling. You will certainly find the book you want here.
- Chinese name: 安徽图书城 Anhui Tushu Cheng
- Address: 279 Changjian g Zhong Road, Luyang District 庐阳区长江中路279号
- Transportation: Take city bus No.17 and take off at Tongcheng Beilu Station (桐城北路站)