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The port city of Qingdao has a lot to offer to an avid shopper. Here we have given you an account of some of the best shopping destinations and items worth buying in and from Qingdao.

Shopping in Qingdao

The 'Eastern Switzerland', Qingdao is famous for a variety of commercial products. It is a delightful experience to shop in the old port city of China, where you get some fine goods at a decent deal. If visiting the city during the Beijing Olympics, it would be a pleasant idea to pick up some souvenirs for people back at home. Qingdao will offer you many such souvenir items, which are a symbol of not just the Chinese but also the Korean culture. Here you will find several commercial streets and shopping malls that will offer you items to shop all at close distance or under one roof.

The most popular shopping destination of Qingdao is the Zhongshan commercial street. Here you will find not only swanky malls but also shops which are situated along the road. It is a great idea to shop here at night as the view one gets of the street, with it being well-lit is simply breathtaking. The street has also been revamped by the local government to arrange for recreation activities here. Here apart from fashionable outlets for buying clothes, gadgets etc will get items made from shell craft and straw craft typical of the city.

Taidong Pedestrian Street is another rapidly developing popular shopping destination of Qingdao. The street apart from shopping and entertainment options also offers a visitor, a beautiful view with outdoor mural paintings. One of the best places to purchase souvenirs is the Jimo Road Small Articles Wholesale Market. Here you will find goods both at affordable rates and with remarkable quality. At Hong Kong Middle Road in Qingdao, one will find several shopping destinations which shall include some of the leading international brand stores as well. The port city of China, owing to its proximity with Korea has a lot of goods to offer from the country. The Korean city in Qingdao is one of the most visited places to purchase authentic items from Korea. The facilities and goods here are completely symbolic of the Korean culture. One of the things one should keep in mind while shopping in Qingdao is that, the people here do not appreciate bargaining. In fact there is not much of a need for bargaining as the goods here are already moderately priced.