[Shopping]Zhongshan Wu Road- Beijing Road
2010-February-5 Source: China.org.cn
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All-around and up-to-date city shopping center

It is a frenzied shopping matrix in the city center. Beijing Road is its very focus and stem.

Beijing Road is Guangzhou's neon-draped answer to Beijing's Wangfujing Street or Shanghai's Nanjing Street. Pedestrianized and open from around 10 AM until 10 PM, this is where youth to buy sensible, mid-range Hong Kong clothes and increasingly garish local brands. Noise and fun, here is lined with cheap food stalls, cafés, and ubiquitous fast-food chains like KFC and McDonald's.

It is home to over ten large and medium sized shopping centers, such as Xindaxin, Grandbuy, several theme bookstores respectively selling dictionaries, education, culturally old, music, fine arts and children's books, Changjiang Musical Instruments Store, Sanduoxuan and Jiya-zhai Studios featuring Chinese traditional stationeries, paintings and calligraphies, Yanfang Photo Studio etc..

In the northern part stands the Hong Kong Mall, where Hongkongese storekeepers bring about original HK and foreign-brand clothes, accessories and cosmetics.

Crossing at the north of Beijing Rd. stretches Zhongshan-Wu Rd.. It is a lively copy of Beijing Road except that it is not pedestrianized. The Xindaxin Department Store (at the crossroads corner) and Mayflower Plaza (closely west to Xindaxin) are two highlights. The Mayflower Plaza, a newly-built mall, is prosperous with vogue merchandise and features fashion brands and a rush underground precinct connecting to the subway station, Gongyuanqian.

Xihu street and Huifudong street are another two crossing shopping places to Beijing Road. There are Mingsheng Mall in Xihu and stores of youngsters' items in Huifudong to extend your buying passion.

Eastwardly parallel to Beijing Road runs Wende street, which is packed with shops of (copies of) paintings, photos, frameworks and relevant things for home decoration.

Places:

Grandbuy (Guangzhou Merchandise) Department Store

Xindaxin Department Store

Mayflower

Editor: Miranda
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