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Shaoxing Shopping

Shaoxing is a famous cultural city near Hangzhou. With typical "Jiangnan Water Village" characteristics, shopping in Shaoxing is another way to enjoy the literature atmosphere. The famous special goods in Shaoxing are fans, silk, rice wine (you can have a taste in Shaoxing, but as wine is forbidden in planes, so it is not recommended to buy), and ink stone. Shaoxing Antique Market and Shaoxing Evening Street is where you should not miss.

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Special Shopping Places

Shaoxing Evening Street

Shaoxing Evening Street is where you might pick up real bargain. There are a wide collection of travel souvenir, calligraphy, toys, silk, fans, and clothes and so on. It is a good place to buy local special products.

  • Chinese name: 绍兴夜市街 Shaoxing Yeshi Jie
  • Address: East Street, near the City Square 东街(城市广场附近)
  • Open: after 6 pm
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 25, 27, 30, 317, or 318 and take off at Shi Fuyou Baojiangyun Station (市妇幼保健院站).

Shaoxing Antique Market

With a length of over 320 meters (350 yard), Shaoxing Antique Market has more than 200 shops and hundreds of stalls, selling amongst others, antiques, cultural relics, calligraphies and paintings, jewelries, stamps, antique books, and artworks etc. You can find many interesting articles in this street. However, please be careful, because there are many false antiques in the market.

  • Chinese name: 绍兴古玩市场 Shaoxing Guwan Shichang
  • Address: 6 Pedestrian Str eet, Luxun Native Place 鲁迅故里步行街6号
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.13, 15, 316, or 319 and take off at Luxun Native Place Station (鲁迅故里站).

Souvenir

Shaoxing Fan

Nowadays, fans come in many varieties, like folding fans, or rosewood fans that may be decorated with binding at the edges or painted with beautiful sceneries. You may see that Chinese people like to use fans to dance, and fans are the representatives for men of letters.

  • Chinese name: 绍兴扇 Shaoxing Shan /shaoww-sshing shan/
  • Place to buy: Shaoxing Evening Street 绍兴夜市街

Silk

Silk is a symbol of elegence and beauty for ladies in China. As a famous "Jiangnan Water Town", Shaoxing is also one of the productive places of silk. Like the beautiful women in Jiangnan, silk in Shaoxing is soft, bright color and light.

  • Chinese name: 丝绸 Sichou /suh-choh/
  • Place to buy: Shaoxing Evening Street 绍兴夜市街

Department Stores

Wanda Square

It is a popular place among the local people, because things selling here are not expensive. It sells clothes, watches, shoes, glasses, jewelries, cosmetics and so on.

  • Chinse name: 万达广场 Wanda Guangchang
  • Address: Northeast of the interchange of Jinke Street and Qiantao Road. 金柯大道与钱陶公路交汇处东北
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.88 and take off at Wanda Square Station (万达广场站).

Spring Department Store

In Spring Department Store, you can buy many brand goods here like clothes, watches, shoes, glasses, jewelries, cosmetics and so on.

  • Chinese name: 春天百货 Chuntian Baihuo
  • Address: 89 Jiefang Nan Road Yuecheng Area 越城区解放南路89号
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.2, 4, 5, or 9 and take off at Luxun Road Station (鲁迅路站).

Supermarkets

Carrefour

  • Chinese name: 家乐福 Jialefu
  • Address: Margaret Square, Jiefang North Road 解放北路玛格丽特广场东区3幢1楼
  • Open: 8am–9 pm
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.1, 2, 4, 30, 31, 51, or 303 and take off at Railway Station (火车站站).

Trust-Mart

  • Chinese name: 好又多 Haoyouduo
  • Address: Basement 1, City Square, Jiefang North Road 解放北路城市广场负一楼
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.11, 12, 14, 16, 23, 303, 309, or 311 and take off at City Square Station (城市广场站).