Xiamen Shopping

Xiamen, a beautiful coastal city in Southeast China, is one of China’s five special economic zones. The developed economy gives Xiamen many large scale shopping malls selling all kinds of goods including home appliances, high fashions, gold and silver jewelries, jade articles, art wares, antiques, and works of calligraphy and paintings. Visiting some characteristic small shops and stalls on street side might bring you pleasant surprises.

Zhongshan Road: the Most Prosperous Street in Xiamen

Zhongshan Road (中山路) is the most prosperous street in Xiamen, and is the commercial center of Xiamen. There are hundreds of shopping malls, restaurants and theaters along the street; hence, visitors can get the enjoyment of shopping, eating and entertainment there. Besides that, the architectural complexes (which combines Chinese style and western style) on the both sides of the street create a unique scenery spot.

Lady's Street: the Fashion Street in Xiamen

Lady's street (女人街) is a section of Zhongshan Road, with the length of 300 meters. This street should be the heaven of young ladies, because the colorful decorations of the stores always change and the clothing, shoes and hats sold there should be the most fashionable in Xiamen. Besides that, the street is the first choice for hunting fancy dresses in Xiamen.

Longtou Road in Gulangyu Island: the Souvenirs Street

Longtou Road (龙头路) is the main business street in Gulangyu Island, a small island in Xiamen. There are a great number of souvenir shops along the street, selling art wares (including local art wares, such as beaded embroidery, sculptures made of varnish yam and colored pottery), works of calligraphy and painting, jade articles, antiques, porcelain, postcards (printed with the scenery on Gulangyu Island), unique hand-drawn maps for Xianmen City and Gulangyu Island and some dried fruits.

Fushan Business Circle: "One-Shop" Shopping Area

Fushan Business Circle (福山商业圈) covers the area from Fushan Chengda Shopping Plaza (福山购物广场) to Xiamen Railway Station. Besides some small shops, there are several large scale shopping malls, such as Fushan Chengda Shopping Plaza, Holiday Shopping Mall (假日商场), Wucun Hualian Department Store (梧村华联商厦), Friendship Shopping Mall (友谊商场) and World Trade Center (世贸中心). The commodities sold there almost cover every aspect of daily life, and buyers can get what they want in this shopping area. In particular, Holiday Shopping Mall is the only youngsters’ supplies theme shopping mall.

Hexiang West Road: Leisure Site for White Collars

Hexiang West Road (禾祥西路) has many beauty parlors, fashion shops, telecom products shops, furniture shops, supermarkets and some unique snack stores. Because there are many office buildings near the road, Hexiang West Road has become a popular leisure site for white collars in Xiamen.

SM City Plaza: the Epitome of Modern Life

SM City Plaza (SM城市广场) is located in the junction of Xianyue Road (仙岳路) and Jiahe Road (嘉禾路). The plaza has Wal-Mart Supermarket, Laiya Department Store (莱雅百货), Watsons (a cosmetic shop), Cyber Digital Square (for digital products including mp3, mobile phone, office facilities, PSP and computer and so on), home appliance shops, furniture shops, MacDonald and KFC. Fitness Center, large scale food court and Xiamen’s largest and best cinema: Kaiming Cinema (开明电影院) are available in SM City Plaza. In a word, it is the epitome of Xiamen’s modern life.

Xiamen University Area: for Buying Accessories and for Leisure Life

Xiamen University, located in Siming District (思明区), the central area of Xiamen, should be the most beautiful university in China. The university is near seaside; hence, the seascape together with the unique buildings and colorful flowers makes the university a picturesque scenery spot. Besides numerous small shops selling clothing, shoes, hats and accessories, cafés and bars are available around the university.

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Questions and Answers About Xiamen Shopping

prem dhawan 2014-03-03
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i want to see all good industry in your city thanks
Hi Prem, what can we do for you, please? Whitney Liao replied on 2014-03-05
Bob Khoo 2014-02-18
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Which hotel to recommend to stay near zhongshan road

Hi Bob, I recommend the Seaview Resort to you.

Add: No.3999 Huandao South Road, Siming District, Xiamen

Whitney Liao replied on 2014-02-18
Esther 2013-10-17
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Hi,I will be visiting Xiamen in December and will like to buy or tailor wushu costume and shoes. Where can I find them?

you may go to visit the biggest department store in Xiamen, it may find there.

Lily Guo replied on 2013-10-18
rakesh 2013-09-13
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We are from India and indent to visit xiamen in Oct.2013. From where I cam buy electronics items like laptop, mobiles, camera etc. at very reasonable rates

Dear Rakesh,
Thanks for your question. As for buying electronics items, you can have a try to Xiamen Electronics Shopping Mall (In Chinese: 厦门电子城), its address is No. 6 Hubin South Road (In Chinese: 湖滨南路6号). Good luck.

Nancy Deng replied on 2013-09-16
Mark Loh 2013-07-25
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I will be coming to Xiamen in September. I love fishing. When is the best place to shop for fishing accessories and a place that I can fish in the sea. Thanks
Dear Sir or Madam, We don't have this information about it, so I searched on line. Here is some optins for reference. Shops: 1.厦门维东渔具店 Address: No. 221 Qianpu Road, Siming District(厦门市思明区前埔中路221号) 2. 厦门快乐渔具店 Address: Jialong Shopping Mall, No.61, Hubin East Road (厦门市湖滨东路61号嘉隆商业城) 3. 渔拓钓具厦门店 Address: No. 385,Xiahe Road, Siming District(厦门市思明区厦禾路385号) You could go to Wuyuan Bay(五缘湾), Bailuzhou(白鹭洲),Jimei Bridge(集美大桥) for fishing. Lussie Lu replied on 2013-07-26
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