Xiamen, formerly known as Amoy, has been a hub of commerce in South-East China. As a thriving and bustling coastal city, the options for some retail therapy are endless! This ultimate shopping guide touches on the basics of staying and shopping in Xiamen!

Shop Down Zhongshan Road

Retail Concept store in Zhongshan Road| Image via Unsplash

What Oxford Street is to London, Zhongshan Road is to Xiamen. This is the epicentre of trade in Xiamen with innumerable shopping malls and stores which would make any shopaholic’s heart skip a beat! If you’re serious about shopping, make you pick a hotel nearby such as Pan Pacific Xiamen so that you can nip back to the hotel to offload your purchases before heading back for more!

Lady’s Street

From showcasing the trendiest outfits and matching footwear to carrying the hottest handbags and accessories, Lady’s street is a must-visit for any young shopper in Xiamen. Tourist spots such as this also have a lot of restaurants, so make sure you grab a bite and replenish your energy in-between all the shopping.

Longtou Road

Found on Gulangyu Island, it’s the perfect place for an authentic Chinese shopping experience. Tradesmen gather down this road to sell their wares which are all locally produced. It’s also the ideal place to pick up a memento from your travels! You can pick from an assortment of locally produced jewellery, art, sculpture, porcelain, pottery, or even something simple like a hand-printed postcard