Nanning, as a popular tourist destination at home and abroad, has a full variety of tourist souvenirs and special local products. Its urban area is praised as a shopping paradise for every visitor, with a great many commercial centers and shopping centers.
One of the most famous local handicrafts in Nanning is Zhuang Jin (a kind of brocade of Zhuang nationality), represented by Xiu Qiu (a ball made of rolled silk). You can always buy the best Zhuang Jin in shops like Nanning Department Store (Chaoyang Road), Nationality Shopping Mall (Renming East Road) and Nanning Wangfujing (Qixing Road). If you want to buy Zhuang Jin in both good quality and cheap price, Nanning Wangfujing will be the best place, especially its open-air night market, where you have much large bargaining room.
Nanning is also a special place for its local fruit, such as longans, litchi, pineapples, mangos, grapefruits and other fresh and delicious fruits; In addition, Nanning is famous for its leather goods, gold and silver jewelry.
Shopping Places Recommended
The Shopping Center on Chaoyang Road
Chaoyang Road is located in the most critical geographic position of Nanning City, with a very short distance to Nanning Train Station and to Long-distance Bus Station. Here run a dozen of large and comprehensive shopping centers, such as Nanning Department Store, Diamond Plaza, Manhattan Supermarket, Wal-Mart and N-MART, as well as an ocean of individual stores. You will never be disappointed to find your favorite.
Qixing Street, a Shopping Street with Brands of a Great Variety
You can find almost everything you need in various shops along Qixing Street, ranging from large shopping malls to small street vendors.
Xinning Street, a Street of Gold and Silver Jewelry
Xinning Street is the first choice for visitors to buy gold jewelry in Nanning; gold and silver jewelry made here are from a very few excellent craftsmen, with new styles, various colors and cheaper prize.
Garden and Flower Market
The Garden and Flower Market is located in the northern section of Yuanhu Road. It is Guangxi's largest, most comprehensive and most unique garden and flower market, combining marketing, recreation and garden appreciation. It is mainly engaged in flower pots, root carvings, concurrently antiques, carving paintings, birds, insects, fish, pets, and supplemented by food and beverage services. If you are interested and wish to go shopping there, it will definitely promise you a surprise.
Questions and Answers About Shopping
Nanning is wheelchair friendly as it is a capital city. But it is not so convenient in other places like Bama and Detian because of the mountain area and remoteness. You can take the itinerary like Nanning (2 days)-Bama (2 days)-Baise (2 days)-Detian (2 days). Of course, as your trip is flexible with private vehicle, you can also as driver for some suggestion or make changes based on your interests.Ruby Zhao replied on 2013-09-20
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I updated this article on November 26, 2013
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