Quanzhou is the famous home town for overseas Chinese, but you can still buy many traditional Chinese things here. Longan, which is found here, is a precious fruit famous for its tenderness and sweetness, and dried Longan-Guiyuan is one of the most nourishing foods. As Quanzhou is not a large city, it has no big shopping malls, but you can still buy many daily necessities on Zhongshan Road and at other shopping centers. Zhongshan Pedestrian Street is a good place to buy clothes, shoes and other items at reasonable prices.
Dehua County of Quanzhou is one of the three "Capitals of Porcelain" in China (the other two are Jingdezhen of Jiangxi and Liling of Hunan). Dehui porcelain is known to be as glossy and as fine as ivory. It is said that Dehui porcelains have been exported abroad as early as the Northern Song Dynasty and also during the Ming Dynasty.
With a history of more than 1,400 years (almost originating from the Tang Dynasty), the paper woven paintings of Yongchun County reflect a special traditional handicraft, sharing the same fame with the Hangzhou silk woven paintings, the Suzhou cut silk paintings and the Sichuan bamboo curtain paintings.
Located in the center of Quanzhou city, this prosperous shopping street is 3,000 meters long. The style of the buildings on the street reflects typical Southeast Asian and South China designs. It is a good place to buy clothes and taste local food.
Located in the prosperous city center, Zhongmin Department Store is a large retail enterprise where you can buy many brand goods here, such as clothes, watches, shoes, glasses, jewelry, cosmetics and so on.
Located on Zhongshan Pedestrian Street, Xinhuadu sells many discount brand goods, especially clothes, so it is popular among young people.
This is a large bookstore in Quanzhou that offers a wide range of books. You will certainly find the book you want here.