Zhong Shan Road is the longest commercial street in Guilin City with many big department stores in the street, as well as many boutique stores including some famous brands.
NiKo-NiKo-Do Plaza (微笑堂) Address: 37 Zhongshan Middle Road Business Hours: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm, Monday – Sunday Price Negotiable: No Niko-Niko-Do Plaza is one of the best shopping malls, and may be the most popular one in Guilin. If you are looking for quality clothing, shoes, electronics, and cosmetics, it is a right place to go. There are some fine restaurants on the top floor and a KFC outlet on the ground floor facing the main street. Niko-Niko-Do Plaza has an under group food supermarket, where you can purchase local specialties.
Dream Island Department Store (梦之岛百货) Address: 20 Zhongshan Middle Road Business Hours: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm, Monday – Sunday Price Negotiable: No Dream Island Department Store is another place to go for quality brand goods. There is also a KFC outlet on the ground floor facing the main street.
Bā Guì Dà Shà (Osmanthus Shopping Plaza八桂大厦)
Address: 47 Zhongshan Middle Road Business Hours: 9:00 am – 9:30 pm, Monday – Sunday Price Negotiable: Yes There are many clothing and shoe stores in this shopping plaza, where you can bargain the prices. The prices in most stores are inexpensive, and the quality is reasonable. You could either get deals or ripped off when shopping in here, so also ways remember to bargain.
Xicheng Pedestrian Street(Elephant Night Market)
Every evening Xicheng Pedestrian Street becomes a bustling night market. Stalls here mostly sell souvenirs and knick-knacks from all parts of China and they sell mostly the same kind of goods too. Shopping at the street-side stalls are fun, but be sure to bargain. There are also many restaurants and drink shops there.
Hours: all day but the big night market start from 19:00 to 02:00 every day.
Zheng Yang Pedestrian Street (Walking Street)
Zhang Yang Pedestrian Street locates in downtown Guilin paralleled the Zhong Shan Road. The main entrance to Zheng Yang Pedestrian Street is opposite to the entrance of the ancient Ming Dynasty princes' palace.
This walking street is Guilin's most hip and popular shopping district that consists of many fashion boutiques, bars, nightclubs, high-end hair salons, and restaurants. No vehicles are allowed to enter the streets. It is the best place in Guilin to find fashion clothing and places to hang out. It is where to see and be seen in Guilin.
Wa Yao Tour Products Wholesale Market - bargainer's paradise
The Wa Yao Wholesale Market is made up of several 6 storey buildings. Wa Yao is where individual shoppers and buyers from other shops go for their needs. This market sells everything from clothing and house wares, to antiques and art. The Wa Yao Tour Products Shopping District is organized into categorized sections, so finding things is fairly easy. As it is mainly a wholesale market, you can get lower prices in here than the normal retailing prices. Be aware, if you are looking for high quality brands, this is not the right place to go. But this is an excellent place to collect local crafts.
Yangshuo West Street
TheWest Streetin Yangshuo is well-known for its unique cultural ambience. It is also a nice shopping location for unique cultural stuffs. Big fans, really big to catch your eyes, Yangshuo Big Fans are great for decorations. The painted fan undergoes a series of processes including dyeing, mounting and painting with lacquer or water color paint before it is ready for retail.
You can always find the backdrops of the fans are depicting birds, bamboos, flowers, insects and traditional, beautiful Chinese girls. West Street is also a place to find quality minority costumes and handicrafts. These are great souvenirs to bring home. Items soled in west street are negotiable.