In the mood for shopping after stepping off flights to Shanghai? Shanghai is one of the largest shopping attractions for locals and tourists alike. With hundreds of vendors and traders from all over the country, shoppers will find exotic foods, antiques, literature, artwork and even fashion. The term “market” in Shanghai is used loosely. Vendors in Shanghai often group together with the same products, which benefits buyers. Therefore, no matter which shopping center you find, there will be a multitude of vendors waiting to sell to you.
Shanghai Shopping Basics
Cheap flights to Shanghai leave you with extra money for shopping. Rather than spend that money in high end centers, head over to the Shanghai market districts and do some old fashioned bargaining for the best price. Vendors in Shanghai markets are willing to deal, but for the right price. With the money you save on flight tickets you can head over to the cricket market for crickets, the fabric market for custom fabrics or the food market to find vegetables, fruits or grains.
Dong Tai Road Antique Market
Since all markets in Shanghai group together with similar products, it is easy to find the market offering what you need. The Dong Tai Road Antique Market is a popular stop for tourists taking air flights to Shanghai. Here you will find old world antiques and perhaps even rare finds tucked in with old records, photographs and knick-knacks.
Shanghai brings in more air flights than any other city for their exquisite pearl market. Find fresh water and sea water pearls, crystals and other natural stones. Pearl jewelry and other exquisite broaches are also available at Pearl’s Circles. Local vendors are willing to bargain a price for their goods to help you save even more money on your shopping trip in Shanghai.
Shanghai is a town rich in the latest technology. Find new computers, mobile phones, cameras and even digital printers at the Cybermart located in Shanghai. This market is open daily to tourists coming of flights to Shanghai. Be prepared to fight for spots with the locals in the market, however, since this is one of the busiest shopping spots in Shanghai.