Cool Markets to Visit Around Shanghai

By Gina Batmunkh 2021-02-07 16:49:42

There is a market for everyone and everything from sparkly jewels to anything you could think of. There are many markets to visit in Shanghai if you are looking for a great deal. Often markets have the most interesting shopping experience you can have. And here are five cool markets you will need to visit.


South Bund Fabric Market

One of the great markets is certainly the fabric market in South Bund. And this is the place you can make your couture dream possible. Also, if your teenagers are looking for a DIY project for their studies, it is a great place to shop. Besides, it is home to many tailors and seamstresses. They provide a variety of materials with great deals and discounts. 

Read our How To Guide to the fabric market here.

Address: 399 Lujiabang Road, near Nancang Street, Huangpu District

Hongqiao Flower Market

One of the great places to buy flowers, plants and tools is Hongqiao Flower Market. The place has a huge selection of plants, flowers and much more. The shops are mainly indoors, but once you enter, there is an overwhelming scent of flowers welcomes you. Spring Festival is just around the corner, so that means, it is the best time to visit the market, as stalls beautifully prepare for the festivities. In addition, they even sell small potted herbs.

Address: 718 Hongjing Road, near Hongsong Road, Minhang District

Tianshan Tea Market

Are you looking for a place to shop for Chinese tea? Tianshan tea market offers a variety of teas from green tea, Pu'er tea, jasmine, oolong, black tea, and so on. This is a one-stop-shop for your tea needs. Don’t be hesitant to touch, smell, and taste, as most tea owners will invite you to have a taste try.

Learn the health benefits of tea from Dr. Fayi Song of Shanghai Renai Hospital International Department here.


Address: 518 West Zhongshan Road, Changning District

Yu Yuan Garden Market

Hundreds of vendors are gathered in the temple market to offer authentic Chinese goods and antiques. In such a picturesque place, makes your shopping experience extra special for your treasure hunt for this holiday season. 

Address: 249 Middle Fangbang Road 

Shanghai Optical Glasses Market

If you are looking for an affordable pair of glasses, head over to the optical market. A trip to the optical market may result in you getting new glasses to match every outfit in your wardrobe. It offers a wide selection of glasses for you to choose from and certainly has what you are looking for. Take your time to browse, and you might find something special. 

Address: 452 Qingyun Road, No.1 Building, Jin’an District

Please note, take extra care during the pandemic period. Do not feel discouraged if any of the markets are not open, you can always revisit at a safer time.