Shopping in Qinhuangdao is a delightful experience. The numerous decorated bazaars, shopping malls and huge departmental stores attract your attention the moment you enter the city. It is a pleasant idea to take back home a souvenir from the city for yourself as well as your loved ones. Qinhuangdao is located right adjacent to the Bohai Bay. Being a coastal city, not only food but even handicrafts are influenced by the products of the sea. The city offers a host of handicrafts and ornaments that are made from sea products. These items are in fact the best souvenirs you can buy for your loved ones back at home.
The city is filled with old style Chinese markets as well as modern
new shopping malls and big department stores. Qinhuangdao also
houses some fine wholesale markets from where you can purchase a
variety of goods at an affordable price. In Beidaihe there is a well
known center for distribution of fancy items such as pearl products,
woodenwares and other sea items. The USP of the market is that one
can purchase a variety of cheap products from here. Another such
wholesale market is in Shitang Lu near the Laohushi bus station.
Most of the handicrafts and ornaments sold in China come from this
market only. Here one can also bargain with the wholesale
shopkeepers for the ornament or handicraft they have their eyes on.
Qinhuangdao also has upscale shopping malls that provide almost
every item one can think of under one roof. Here from clothes, to
gadgets, to food one can get purchase almost anything you desire.
You will also find outlets of major international brands in these
malls. Some of the popular shopping malls of the city are Hualian
Commercial city, Jindu Mall, Qinhuangdao Plaza and Tianyang shopping
plaza among others. Shell work and pearl jewellery and shells
decorative items are must buy items in the city. A word of advice
however would be that one should be a little alert with regard to
the authenticity of the item you are purchasing.