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Jinan Shopping

Written by JoshuaUpdated Jan. 6, 2021

Jinan, as the capital of Shandong Province, is a venue for products from the whole province. Many shopping malls and antique shops offer a variety of goods. Quancheng Square, Daguan Yuan, Renmin Commercial Complex, and the South Gate areas are the four big commercial districts of the city, in which Quancheng Road is the best place to go. Guihe Shopping Center is the largest shopping center in Jinan. Located at 46 Ma'an Shan Road, Shizhong District, Yingxiong Shan Culture Market is a large market to sell books, antiques, calligraphy works and painting, root carvings, etc.

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Jinan embroidery is also called Lu Xiu (Shandong Embroidery, Lu is short for Shandong Province.) Embroidery in Jinan is famous for the Hair Embroidery and Silk Embroidery. The Hair embroidery (Fa Xu) is made with human hair, which shows the exquisite craft of Shandong people.

  • Chinese name: 刺绣 Ci Xiu/ tsuh sshyo/

Places selling embroidery:

  • Xi Shichang (The West Market) Clothing Store 西市场服装城 Xishichang Fuzhuang Cheng
    Address: 339 Jingwei Road, 经一路339号
    Transportation: Take city bus No.9, 21, 74, 83, 118, 201, k302, k90, or k98 and take off at Xi Shichang Station (西市场站).
  • Xi Shichang (The West Market) Small Merchandise Wholesales Market 西市场小商品批发场
    Address: 298 Jingwei Road, 经一路339号
    Transportation: Take city bus No.118, 201, 21, 74, 83, 9, k302, k90, or k98 and take off at Xi Shichang Station (西市场站).

Wooden-Fish Stone

Wooden-Fish Stone is also called Wood-Veins Stone. Jinan is the only home for it. It is the russet stone that can be made into crafts and tea sets. If you use the tea sets made of Wooden-Fish Stone, the tea sets can delay the corruption of tea and can separate out various microelements and minerals helpful to human body.

  • Chinese name: 木鱼石 Mu Yu Shi /myoo yoo shuh/
  • Places selling Wooden-Fish Stone:
  • Yingxiong Shan Market 英雄山市场 Yingxiongshan Shichang
  • Address: 46 Ma’an Shan Road 济南市马鞍山路46号
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.165, 32, 34, 42, 75, or k54 and take off at Xin Shijie Shangcheng Station (新世界商城站).

Black Pottery

Black Pottery is an ancient pottery species popular 4000 years ago, which is found in Longshan Town of Jinan and is a part of Longshan Culture. The historic value of black pottery is in its significant symbol to distinguish the earlier and the latter period of Neolithic Age.

  • Chinese name: 黑瓷 Hei Ci / hay-tsuh /
  • Place selling black pottery:
  • Yingxiong Shan Market 英雄山市场 Yingxiongshan Shichang

Major Shopping Malls

Renmin Shopping Center

Located in the most prosperous city center, Renmin Shopping Center is a large retail enterprise of Shandong Province. It is the member unit of National Trade Federation of 10 largest stores.

  • Chinese name: 人民商场 Renmin Shangchang
  • Address: 3 Jingsi Road, Shizhong District 市中区经四路3号
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.18, 51, or 101 and take off at Renmin Shopping Center Station(人民广场站).

Silver Plaza

Covering an area of more than 30,000 square meters, Jinan Silver Plaza is a famous retailing department store. You can buy many brand goods here like clothes, watches, shoes, glasses, jewelries, cosmetics and so on.

  • Chenes name: 银座商城 Yinzuo Shangcheng
  • Address: 15 Yingxio ng Shan Road 济南英雄山路15号
  • Open: 8:00am-10:00pm
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.42 or k139.

Quancheng Square

Quancheng Square mainly sells cheap clothes. Even though it sells the ordinary clothes, clothes here are fashion. Anyway, you can bargain with the shopkeeper.

  • Chinese name:泉城广场 Quancheng Guangchang
  • Address: Liyuan Street, Lixia Area 历下区沥源大街
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.151, 15, k59, or k91 and take off at the Northern Station of Quancheng Square (泉城广场北站).

Computer and Electronic Products

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: 178 Shanda Road 济南市山大路178号
  • Open: 9am - 5:30pm
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.1, 37, 46, 101, 116, or k53 and take off at Shanda Road Station (山大路站)

Book Stores

Jinan Yingxiongshan Cultural Market

It is a place that selling the discount books, and has variety of books, especially the students' book. Otherwise, many pretty commodities are available there.

  • Chinese name: 英雄山文化市场 Yingxiong Shan Wenhua Shichang
  • Address: 46 Ma'an Shan Road 济南市马鞍山路46号
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.32, 34, 42, 75, 165 or k54 and take off at Xin Shijie Shangcheng Station (新世界商城站).
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