Top 10 shopping streets to visit in China

Shopping online is popular among Chinese people, but many still prefer to buy in brick-and-mortar stores.

With the role of shopping streets changing, people now go there not only to buy things, but also to relax and enjoy the atmosphere.

Foreigners can also get a taste of the local culture by taking a walk on these streets.

1. Wangfujing street, Beijing

This street not only has some of the world's biggest names, but also boasts a number of China's time-honoured brands. Most of Chinese-style products can be found here.

2. Nanjing road, Shanghai

The earliest shopping street in Shanghai is popular since the 19th century.

3. Xinjiekou, Nanjing

It is a business district with 11 streets selling everything from food, antique, jewelry, and clothing to other goods.

4. Central avenue, Harbin

This street is famous for its European-style architecture.

5. Heping road, Tianjin

Heping District is the centre of culture, commerce and finance in Tianjin.

6. Shangxiajiu street, Guangzhou

It is the earliest business street in China, dating back to the 6th century.

7. Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Causeway Bay or East Point is one of Hong Kong's major shopping districts. It includes the 13-storey Japanese department store Sogo, Times Square, an indoor shopping complex, and Hysan Place.

8. Jianghan road, Wuhan

One of the busiest shopping areas in Wuhan, with a large variety of shops and cafes.

9. Chunxi road, Chengdu

More than 700 shops can be found here including large shopping malls, department stores, supermarkets, street stalls, and boutiques, as well as modern cafes, and a public square.

10. Huangxing road, Changsha

Huangxing Road in Changsha is not only famous for shopping, but there is also a variety of delicious snacks you can find from the street vendors around.