Guangzhou is the most important retail distribution centre in South China.
Taikoo Hui at Tianhe Road offers genuine designer clothes, with high-end fashion brands such as Versace, Louis Vuitton and Prada. Next door, Grandview and Teemall are also amongst the largest shopping malls in the city.
Beijing Road is always active, as thousands of Guangzhounese pour into the street every day.
Shangxiajiu pedestrian street is a hot spot for shoppers, with a mixture of Chinese and Western architecture.
For arts, crafts and cultural goods, go to Daxin Road or Wende Road. If you are looking for jade, visit Changshou Road.
Although Guangzhou is full of shopping attractions, the Wholesale Markets on Yi De Road are amongst the largest in the country.
Thousands of wholesalers line up at this 1,200-metre long street selling seafood, dried fruits, snacks and gifts.