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Best Shopping Streets in China You Must Explore
1. Wangfujing Shopping Street, Beijing
Wangfujing Shopping Street
Wangfujing is one of the most famous shopping streets of Beijing, China, located in Dongcheng District. The majority of the main area is pedestrianised and very popular shopping place for both tourists and residents of the capital. Many exotic foods are served on Wangfujing snack street. Wangfujing is now home to around 280 famous Beijing brands, such as Shengxifu hat store, Tongshenghe shoe shop, and the Wuyutai tea house.

The Wangfujing snack street, located in hutongs just west of the main street, is densely packed with restaurants and street food stalls. The food stalls serves a wide variety of common and exotic street food. More common fare such as chuanr (meat kebabs, commonly made of lamb) and desserts, such as tanghulu or candied fruits on a stick, are among the most popular.

The Wangfujing Station of Beijing Subway Line 1 is located at the intersection of Wangfujing Street and Chang'an Avenue.

2. Nanjing Road, Shanghai
Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai, China, and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets. Today's Nanjing Road comprises two sections, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West. It is located in the city center, running in a west-east direction.

Nanjing Road is the world's longest shopping district, around 5.5km long, and attracts over 1 million visitors daily. East Nanjing Road is a dedicated commercial zone. At its eastern end is the central section of the Bund, featuring the Peace Hotel. Further west is the Nanjing Road pedestrian mall. Located here are most of Shanghai's oldest and largest department stores.

Nanjing Road West is the area of several five star hotels, upscale shopping centers, restaurants and prime office buildings. Recently, the area has benefited from the construction of Subway Line 7, connecting with Line 2 at Jing’an Temple station.

3. Chunxi Road
Chunxi Road
Chunxi Road is a pedestrianized shopping street in Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan Province. 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.

Chunxi Road is about 1.1 km in length. As the shopping district grew, Chunxi Road began to refer to the entire area that is south of the East Main Street, East of New South Street, New Middle Street and New North Street, as well as south of Zongfu Road, covering about 20 hectares.

There are six major department stores and shopping malls on Chunxilu: Ito Yokado, Pacific Department Store, Wangfujing Department Store, Chicony, Isetan, Parkson.

4. Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street
Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street
Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street is a commercial pedestrian street in Liwan District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. It is the first business street in Guangzhou opened in September 1995. It is about 1200 meters long with more than 300 shops.

Shangxiajiu is composed of the unique and historical architecture based on Tong Lau and teahouses, featuring the characteristics of European and Chinese styles. It has a group of old famous stores, such as the Guangzhou Garment Store, the Herring Shoes and Hats Store, and the Dalu Clock and Watch Store.

It also has some well-known restaurants, including the Guangzhou Restaurant, the Taotaoju Restaurant, Wenchang Chicken, and Taotao Ginger and Onion Chicken.

5. Barkhor Street
Barkhor Street
The Barkhor is an area of narrow streets and a public square located around Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet, China. The Barkor is a popular devotional circumabulation for pilgrims and locals. The walk was about one kilometre long and encircled the entire Jokhang, the former seat of the State Oracle in Lhasa and a number of nobles' houses including Tromzikhang and Jamkhang. The Tromzikhang market is busy in Barkhor, and the area is a major tourist attraction.

Today Tromzikhang market sells items such as yak butter, cheese, tea, noodles, vegetables and candy. Nearby is Tromzikhang Bus Station and a mosque and a small 15th century building housing a two-story image of the Maitreya, named the Jamkhang.

6. Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
 Hong Kong
Causeway Bay is a heavily built-up area of Hong Kong, located on Hong Kong Island, China and covering parts of Wan Chai District. 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. There are also smaller malls such as World Trade Centre, Windsor House, Hang Lung Centre, Fashion Island, Fashion Walk, Lee Gardens and Lee Gardens Two.

Causeway Bay is one of the most crowded areas in Hong Kong since it contains many trendy shops carrying both locally made fashion and products from Japan, Europe and the United States. As such, it is a popular social spot for young people. Many shops are open until well after midnight.

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