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Shopping in Xi'an
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Updated: 2011-03-04

With its rapid economic development, Xi'an is regarded as one of the most important cities in northwestern China. There are many big shopping centers, department stores and supermarkets in and around the city, centered mainly along Dong Dajie, Nan Dajie and Jiefang Lu.

Department Stores

Shopping in Xi'an

Located between the ancient Bell tower and Drum tower, Century Ginwa Shopping Mall is a landscaped square with profound cultural connotations as well as a high quality, exclusive shopping center. The mall opened in 1998 and now houses over sixty world-famous brands for discriminating customers, including Bally, Burberry, Dior, Givenchy, Lancome, Estee Lauder, and other all of which make Ginwa a fashion center in Xi'an.

Opposite Ginwa is Kai Yuan Shopping Mall, one of the biggest department stores in Xi'an. Both the price and the quality of the commodities and the sales service are often praised by shoppers, who have made it one of the most popular shopping places in Xi'an.

Other Recommendations:

Minsheng Department Store, at No. 103, Jiefang Lu

Parkson Shopping Center is popular in Xi'an and now there are three Parkson

Xi'an Luck Parkson: 119, Dong Dajie (Opposite the Hyatt Regency Hotel)

Xi'an Shidai Parkson: Shidai Shengdian Plaza, Xi Dajie X

i'an Chang'an Parkson: 38, Chang'an Zhong Lu


Shopping in Xi'an

Supermarkets are numerous in Xi'an and are primarily distributed around universities and communities. However, there are some in the city center and the suburbs that are also easily accessible. The most famous include Vanguard, Ai Jia (IGA), Hao You Duo (Trust-Mart), Yi Chu Lian Hua (Lotus Supercenter), Ren Ren Le, etc.


Opening Hours: 9:00 - 21:00

1. South Gate Branch (Downtown) is situated in Fen Xiang, Nan Dajie. Bus: No. 600, 603

2. Chang'an Lu Branch (South Suburb) is located at the northeast corner of the crossing of Shida Lu and Chang'an Lu. Bus: No.19, 44, 101, 215, 239, 408, 600, 603

3. Jin Hua Lu Branch (East Suburb) is situated near the crossing of Changle Lu and Jinhua Lu. Bus: No. 4, 10, 11, 13, 27, 43, 105, 209, 303, 402, 604, 605

4. Lian Hu Branch (West Suburb) is located at the southwest of the crossing of Daqing Lu and Taoyuan Lu. Bus: No.2, 12, 45, 103, 104, 207, 210, 222, 223, 224, 301, 303, 605, 803

5. North Suburb Branch is located along the Bei Erhuan Lu (Northern 2nd Ring Road). Bus: No. 18, 17, 238, 228, 236, 609, 600

6. Nan Erhuan Branch is situated along the Nan Erhuan Lu (Southern 2nd Ring Road). Bus: No.24, 46, 308, 311, 608

Yi Chu Lian Hua (Lotus Supercenter) TangYan Store

Address: No. 3 Tangyan Lu (Southwest Suburb)

Operating Hours: 8:30 - 22:00

Bus: No.14, 34, 40, 107, 312, 400


Shopping in Xi'an

There are many historical relic shops in Xi'an, such as Shu Yuanmen (an art street), which is laid out in the style of an ancient street; Xi'an Antique Market; and Wenbaozhai Tour Shopping Center. Tang tri-colored glazed pottery and replicas of clay figures of warriors and horses, as well as folk handicrafts of paper-cut and cloth art, can be found there.

Shu Yuan Men (The Arts Street) Under the ancient city wall behind the Forest of Steles in Xi'an, there is a well-known street in the style of ancient towns - Shu Yuan Men. Both sides of the slab stone road are lined with buildings in the Ming and Qing styles. Various crafts and arts are sold on this crowded street all year long. Historical relics, calligraphy, paintings, antiques, jewels, and folk art fine works are all tourist favorites.

Xi'an Antique Market Xi'an Antique Market is located at the intersection of Zhuque Lu and Nan Erhuan Lu (Southern 2nd Ring Road) near the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. From large furniture to small coins, the market contains every possible antique known to collectors - but you should be on guard against replicas.

Shopping in Xi'an

Wenbaozhai Tour Shopping Center Wenbaozhai Tour Shopping Center of Xi'an is one of the earliest fixed tour shops for foreign travelers in the Northwest. It is an important window opening Xi'an to the outside world, gaining the unanimous praise of Chinese and foreign guests. Dealers sell silk rugs, woolen blankets, silk clothing, jewels, jade articles, calligraphy, paintings, historical relics, antiques, model clay figures of warriors and horses, and bronze cars and horses - altogether 35 categories and more than 200 kinds of goods. The address is No.5 Yanta Lu Zhongduan.

Peasant Painting Gallery Peasant Painting Gallery in the east outskirts of Xi'an City is one of the most renowned gallery of Shaanxi folk crafts. Having been visited by many tourists both from home and abroad, the gallery exhibits a great deal of Peasant Painting as well as other folk crafts such as paper-cutting and shadow puppet. Professional craftsman in the gallery even can teach visitors to paint or cut!

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