Quanzhou Shopping

Quanzhou Shopping

By Kelly PangUpdated Oct. 1, 2021

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.

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Dehua Porcelain

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.

  • Chinese name: 德化瓷器 Dehua Ciqi/ der-hwah tsuh-chee /
  • Place to Buy: Quanzhou Tourism Shopping Center 泉州旅游购物中心
  • Address: Near Tumen Street 涂门街附近
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.3, 16, 18, 19,203, or 602 and take off at Guandi Temple Station (关帝庙站)

Yongchun Paper Woven Painting

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.

  • Chinese name: 永春纸织画 Yongchun Zhizhihua /yong-chwnn jee-jee-hwah /
  • Place to Buy: Quanzhou Tourism Shopping Center 泉州旅游购物中心

Shopping Street

Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street

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.

  • Chinese name: 中山路步行街 Zhongshanlu Buxingjie
  • Address: Zhongshan Road 中山路
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.1, 2, 5. 12. 13. 16, 17, 32, 33, 39, 40, 47, 48, or 602 and take off at Zhong Lou Station (钟楼站)

Major Shopping Malls

Zhongmin Department Store

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.

  • Chinese name: 中闽百汇 Zhongmin Baihui
  • Address: 82 Tumen Street 涂门街82号 (百源路口)
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 18, 19, 203, 26, 31, 32 or 602 and take off at Guandi Temple Station (关帝庙站)


Located on Zhongshan Pedestrian Street, Xinhuadu sells many discount brand goods, especially clothes, so it is popular among young people.

  • Chinese name: 新华都购物广场 Xinhuadu gouwu Guangchang
  • Address: Pedestrian Street in Fengze Square 丰泽广场步行街一楼
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.30 and take off at Taihe Hotel Station (泰和酒店站)



  • Chinese name: 沃尔玛购物广场 Woerma Gouwu Guangchang
  • Address: The 2nd and 3rd floor of Jia Xinmao Square, Jiangbin North Road 江滨北路嘉信茂广场2,3层
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.45, 201, or 203 and take off at Jia Xinmao Square Station (嘉信茂广场站)

Book Store

Xinhua Book Store

This is a large bookstore in Quanzhou that offers a wide range of books. You will certainly find the book you want here.

  • Chinese name: 新华书店 Xinhua Shudian
  • Address: Wenling Road 温陵路
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.2, 4, 9, 12, 14, 15, 18, 28, 33, 35, or 48 and take off at Customs Building Station (海关大楼站)
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