Xiamen has a plethora of commercial and local products that are available at small retail stores and bigger shopping plazas. Some special local products include tea leaves, sugarcane, olives, longans, and seafood products such as fish, prawns, crabs, abalone, lancelets. Here are some places to go:
Zhongshan Road is the most comprehensive commercial area in Xiamen. It has a long history and architecture that is a great combination of East meets West. Zhongshan Road’s large shopping centers and variety of smaller retail stores with reasonably priced items attract lots of tourists daily.†
Hualian Commercial Plaza
Address: 1 Zhongshan Road
Xiamen No.1 Department Store
Address: 81 Zhongshan Road
Paris Spring Department Store
Address: 76 – 132 Zhongshan Road
Dafeng Shopping Mall
Address: 56 – 72 South Siming Road
Longtou Road on the Gulangyu Island
This is the commercial street on Gulangyu Island to go to for local fare and tourist souvenirs. There are plenty of stores that sell handicrafts, calligraphy, and paintings. Traditional local crafts such as bead embroidery, lacquer wares, colorful sculptures and figurines are very popular with visitors. Food items such as dried fish and snacks like pies, peanut crisp are also sold here at prices that can be bargained with the seller.
An up-and-coming commercial street in Xiamen, Xiahe has a number of large commercial plazas and shopping centers that provide a comfortable and pleasant shopping environment and a large number of good quality commodities. Lijing Commercial Plaza and Friendship Shopping Mall are two options.
Lijing Commercial Plaza
Address: 358 Xiahe Road
Friendship Shopping Mall
Address: 915 Xiahe Road
Egret Alluvion Shopping and Entertainment City
The Egret Alluvion Shopping and Entertainment City is a comprehensive center with shops, restaurants, and various entertainment activities. It also includes a series of small theme parks which often include traditional folk programs and performances. Notable stores and malls including Huadu Department Store and Fushan Chengda Shopping Mall.
Huadu Department Store
Address: 51 South Hubin Road
Fushan Chengda Shopping Mall
Address: 398 South Hubin Road