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With its rapid economic development, Xian is regarded as one of the most important cities in northwestern China. The scope for Shopping in Xian is vast, with everything from quaint little street stalls to the modern mega malls,There are many big shopping centers, department stores and supermarkets in and around the city, centered mainly along Dong Dajie, Nan Dajie and Jiefang Lu.Department stores usually open at about 9 am and close at 10 pm.   Xi'an's thriving business district伴随经济的快速增长,西安已经成为中国西北地区最重要的城市之一。这里有很大的购物商场,百货商场,大超市等分布在东大街,南大街和解放路。百货商场一般是九点开门,晚上十点关门。

Department Stores百货商场

Located between the ancient Bell tower and Drum tower, Century Ginwa Shopping Mall is a landscaped square with profound cultural connotations as well as a high quality, exclusive shopping center. The mall opened in 1998 and now houses over sixty world-famous brands for discriminating customers, including Bally, Burberry, Dior, Givenchy, Lancome, Estee Lauder, and other all of which make Ginwa a fashion center in Xian坐落于钟鼓楼之间的金花购物广场是一个花园广场,它具有深刻的文化含义。商场于1998年开业,含有60多种世界名牌产品为有品位的顾客准备的,像百利,迪奥,兰蔻,雅诗兰黛,巴宝莉等奢侈品牌已经使金花成为了西安的时尚中心。

Opposite Ginwa is Kai Yuan Shopping Mall, one of the biggest department stores in Xian. Both the price and the quality of the commodities and the sales service are often praised by shoppers, who have made it one of the most popular shopping places in Xian..金花对面是开元商城,西安最大的购物中心之一。这里的商品都是物美价廉的,也因此成为西安最受欢迎的商场之一。

For More Main Shopping Malls of Xian 西安购物商厦

Other Recommendations:其他建议
Minsheng Department Storeat No. 103, Jiefang Lu西安民生百货  解放路103号
Parkson Shopping Center is popular in Xian and now there are three Parkson

Xian Luck Parkson: 119, Dong Dajie (Opposite the Hyatt Regency Hotel)好运百盛:东大街119号(凯悦酒店对面)
Xian Shidai Parkson: Shidai Shengdian Plaza, Xi Dajie西安时代百盛:时代盛典大厦
Xian Chang'an Parkson: 38, Chang'an Zhong Lu 西安长安路百盛:长安中路38号


Supermarkets are numerous in Xian and are primarily distributed around universities and communities. However, there are some in the city center and the suburbs that are also easily accessible. The most famous include Jia Shi Jie (Home Club), Ai Jia (IGA), Hao You Duo (Quality and Quantity), Yi Chu Lian Hua (Lotus Supercenter), Ren Ren Le,  Metro SupermarketsWal-Mart  Supermarkets etc.西安的超市真的是数量繁多,尤其在大学和社区周围。当然,市中心和市区的超市业务室很容易就能找到的。比较著名的就是,家世界,爱家,好又多,易初莲花和人人乐等。

Opening Hours: 9:00 - 21:00
1. South Gate Branch (Downtown) is situated in Fen Xiang, Nan Dajie.
Bus: No. 600, 603
2. Chang'an Lu Branch (South Suburb) is located at the northeast corner of the crossing of Shida Lu and Chang'an Lu.
Bus: No.19, 44, 101, 215, 239, 408, 600, 603
3. Jin Hua Lu Branch (East Suburb) is situated near the crossing of Changle Lu and Jinhua Lu.
Bus: No. 4, 10, 11, 13, 27, 43, 105, 209, 303, 402, 604, 605
4. Lian Hu Branch (West Suburb) is located at the southwest of the crossing of Daqing Lu and Taoyuan Lu.
Bus: No.2, 12, 45, 103, 104, 207, 210, 222, 223, 224, 301, 303, 605, 803
5. North Suburb Branch is located along the Bei Erhuan Lu (Northern 2nd Ring Road).
Bus: No. 18, 17, 238, 228, 236, 609, 600
6. Nan Erhuan Branch is situated along the Nan Erhuan Lu (Southern 2nd Ring Road).
Bus: No.24, 46, 308, 311, 608

1 南门店,南大街粉巷 公交:600、603
2长安路 师大路十字东北角 公交:19、14、101、215、239、408、600、603
3 金花路店 长乐路和金花路十字附近 公交:2, 12, 45, 103, 104, 207, 210, 222, 223, 224, 301, 303, 605, 803
4 莲湖路店  大庆路和桃园路十字西南角  公交2, 12, 45, 103, 104, 207, 210, 222, 223, 224, 301, 303, 605, 803
5北郊店 北二环路 公交 18, 17, 238, 228, 236, 609, 600
6 南二环店  公交24, 46, 308, 311, 608

Yi Chu Lian Hua (Lotus Supercenter) TangYan Store易初莲花超级市场
Address: No. 3 Tangyan Lu (Southwest Suburb)
Operating Hours: 8:30 - 22:00
Bus: No.14, 34, 40, 107, 312, 400

易初莲花  唐延路
公交:14, 34, 40, 107, 312, 400

For More   Main Supermarkets in Xian 西安主要的超市

Native arts and handicrafts            

The replicas of Terracotta Warriors and Horses

The Chinese Traditional Art of Lacquer

Jade carving

Classical Chinese furniture

 Shaanxi Leather


Xi'an is famous all over the world not only for its unique ancient cultural history but also for its fantastic Chinese souvenir shopping. Some excellent offerings specific to Xi'an include: Chinese calligraphy rubbings, Tang pottery replicas, Terracotta Warrior replicas, Folk paintings , Folk paper cuttings and Green porcelain.-----

The replicas of Terracotta Warriors and Horses: 兵马俑复制品
The terracotta warriors and horses is one of the most remarkable archaeological discoveries of all times ever since its excavation in 1974. Many visitors come to Xian would like to take a Terracotta Warrior as souvenir. You can find different types of replicas, from a few inches tall to life-size available in the markets. 自1974年,兵马俑被发现以后,它就成了最有代表性的考古发现之一。许多游客来过西安以后,都希望回去可以带上一个兵马俑作为纪念。你可以找到各种类型的兵马俑,从几厘米的到真人大小的兵马俑复制品都有。

Calligraphy rubbings:碑帖
Calligraphy rubbings are convenient and meaningful mementoes for foreign tourists to remind them of their China tours. They are especially liked by Japanese visitors who share the same written character.
Xian has more than 300 stele dating from the Han, Wei, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties collected in the Forest of Stele. You can purchase calligraphy books that rubbed from the stone inscriptions in many shops. 书法碑帖对于来过中国的游客来说,确实是一个很方便又有意的纪念品。书法碑帖也同样被与我们有同样书写特征的日本人所喜爱。你可以看到许多从碑石上拓下来的书法书。

Farmer paintings:农民画
Farmer paintings from Huxian County outside Xian are very popular and unique. The works feature notable regional tones, marked by pictorial landscape and the rustic life. The Gallery of Farmers' Paintings from Huxian County has more than 1000 paintings on displaying with an exhibition area of 1200 square meters. Visitors can appreciate the demonstration of the artist and appreciate the performance of folk artists.西安郊区户县农民画非常的流行和独特。所画内容多取材于人物、动物、花鸟等题材,勾画出户县美丽的自然田园风光;采用白描形式,构图简洁而饱满,想象大胆丰富;注重色彩对比,以大红大紫的色彩,夸张化的描 述,追求强烈的直观效果,讲究装饰性;风格浪漫稚拙,怪诞抽象,浑厚质朴,气韵生动。粗犷里蕴涵细腻,浓艳而不失淡雅,古拙中流露天工。以剪纸、绘画、刺绣、编织等传统艺术和工艺技术传世,历史悠久。

Paper cuts:剪纸
Paper cut is one of the famous souvenirs in Xian. Paper cut, though named from paper, can also be caused by other thin, stiff materials, such as aluminum foil, thin blades of grass, or film negatives. There are three kinds of paper cuts: Figures in paper cut, customs in paper cut and animals in paper cut. All these paper cuts have bright color of red, green or light blue which provide a strong foil to set off a merry atmosphere. So the paper cuts often found in wedding ceremonies or festivals in China. 剪纸也是西安纪念品中特别著名的一个。剪纸,其载体可以是纸张、金银箔、树皮、树叶、布、皮、革等片状材料。有三种剪纸:人物剪纸,风俗剪纸,动物剪纸。所有的剪纸用的颜色有红色,绿色,和亮蓝色。所以在中国的婚礼或节日的时候,总能看见剪纸。

Jade craft works:玉石雕刻
Xian jade carvings boast five thousand year history. Nowadays all kinds of nice-looking and exquisitely-carved jade craft works , such as jade bowls, jade bracelets, jade pendants, etc, are available in Xian. There are some important tips to choose the jade craft works: the brightness of color and luster, compactness of inner structure, and the delicacy of the craft work. For example, on real jade, air bubbles cannot be seen and so on.西安玉石雕刻有五千年的历史了。现在有各种看起来很漂亮,做工精细的玉石雕刻,如玉碗,玉镯,玉耳环等。这里有几个挑选玉器的小细节值得注意:颜色和光泽的亮度,密度,手工精细程度。例如,真的玉上是没有气泡的。

For More Development of IT Industry Street of Xi'an Yanta Road西安雁塔路IT产业发展街

Antique markets
If you want to track the trails of history and perceive the essence of culture, antique markets in Xian are the best places. The followings are the most famous ones in Xian.There are many historical relic shops in Xian, such as Shu Yuanmen (an art street), which is laid out in the style of an ancient street; Xian Antique Market; Xian Jade carvingSilk Embroidery Factory  and The Department of Xi'an Artist Ceramic Tour Shopping Center. Tang tri-colored glazed pottery and replicas of clay figures of warriors and horses, as well as folk handicrafts of paper-cut and cloth art, can be found there.在西安有许多历史文物店,例如书院门,是开在老街上,西安古玩市场,西安玉器场、凤凰丝绸厂和美术陶瓷厂旅游购物中心。那里有唐三彩,兵马俑复制品,剪纸等。

Shu Yuan Men (The Arts Street)书院门
Under the ancient city wall behind the Forest of Steles in Xian, there is a well-known street in the style of ancient towns - Shu Yuan Men. Both sides of the slab stone road are lined with buildings in the Ming and Qing styles. Various crafts and arts are sold on this crowded street all year long. Historical relics, calligraphy, paintings, antiques, jewels, and folk art fine works are all tourist favorites.古城墙下面,碑林后面,这里有一条众所周知的老街——书院门。从西安钟楼南行,将至南门往东拐,便是书院门古文化街,街口有一座古韵十足的高大牌楼,牌楼上方是“书院门”三个金色颜体大字,两旁是“碑林藏国宝,书院育人杰”的醒目对联,街道两旁是青一色仿古建筑,街道为青石铺砌。这里能体会到西安不同于别处的城市风景。书院门向东走到尽头便是碑林。

Zhuque Antique Market朱雀古董市场
Xian Antique Market is located at the intersection of Zhuque Lu and Nan Erhuan Lu (Southern 2nd Ring Road) near the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. From large furniture to small coins, the market contains every possible antique known to collectors - but you should be on guard against replicas.西安朱雀古董市场位于朱雀路和南二环的交叉处,距离小雁塔很近。从大件家具到小硬币,这个古董市场包含了所有你能想到的古董,当然你还需要号的导购以防你买到赝品。

Moslem Street 回民街
Just as its name implies, Moslem Street is the hub of the Moslem community in Xian City, Shaanxi Province. Located beside the Drum Tower, it is about 500 meters (about 547 yards) long from south to north. This street is paved with dark colored stone with green trees providing heavy shade during summer; the buildings on both sides of the street are modeled on the styles of both the Ming (1368-1644) and the Qing Dynasties (1644-1911). Some of the constructions are restaurants; while others are stores. But here there is one thing in common: the owners are all Moslems.

Moslem Street has a long history. It is said that in olden days, foreign diplomatic envoys and merchants lived here then they married and had children, so gradually the population increased. Today, most of the inhabitants of Moslem Street are the descendants of those immigrants. All the Moslems here are the pious and devout followers of Islam so they form a tight knit community, which maintains its own culture and traditions to this day even in such a modern society.People here are very familiar with each other because they were companions when they were children and then they grew to adults together and still then one after another they got married and had their own children. As time goes on, definitely they will become older and older or even pass by together.  They incorporate everything from foods to souvenirs. This is a great place to pick up all the China souvenirs you want – from singing Mao lighters to kids' toys, as well as “antique” items, although it can be difficult to determine authenticity. You 'll also see replica terracotta warriors here but, while they're cheap, the quality is suspect

Shaanxi folk paper

Calligraphy rubbings:

The Farmers ' Painting in Huxian County

Fengxiang Painted Clay-figurines Fengxiang

Tang Tri-color Porcelain Replica

Walking along this twisted, narrow street which is aligned with stores on both sides, you can see that Moslem men with white hats sit inside the stores and talk leisurely with each other. In front of the doors of some stores, old men with white beards sit on the cane chairs enjoying the tender touch of the sun and having fun with the little children running along the street. The main goods of these stores are authentic hand-making Moslem food which tastes very good. While still there are small stores selling the special local products of Shaanxi Province and yet others provide you with exquisite souvenirs.

It is stated that once you have been to Moslem Street, you won't feel regretted for the snacks of Xian. Yang Rou Pao Mo is a very distinctive snack of Xian, and is extremely delicious. Fried rice with pickled Chinese cabbage and little capsicum is extremely savoury. And it is a real enjoyment for you to eat it on a hot summer's day. Roast beef, mutton or lamb is another snack that can make your mouth water. After broiling on a charcoal fire with some flavorings on the meat, it is ready for you to enjoy. While the most famous snack on this street is the steamed stuffed bun of Jiasan. The main ingredients of the steamed stuffed bun here are beef or mutton mixed with the soup decocted from the bones of sheep or cattle.

There are also fruit pies made with persimmon here which are considered as the unique refreshment in Xian. These pies take the bright red, glittering and translucent persimmons from the Lintong District of Xian City, Shaanxi Province as the basic ingredients. When making the pies, firstly people will get rid of the skin of the persimmons, pounding the flesh, mixing it with flour, then putting the sweet-scented osmanthus and white sugar inside as the stuffing, then frying them in oil until they are cooked. When eating them, you will feel savory, sweet and soft.

There are also a great many other snacks to be found along this street, such as preserved meat, casserole, various noodles, and so on. They are waiting for you to enjoy.

  you’re going to visit the Eight Immortals Temple, it’s worth heading there on a Wednesday or Sunday to take in the antiques market at its entrance. You’ll find all manner of goods, from genuine antiques to real bric-a-brac and the vendors themselves are often as interesting as the objects for sale.

It’s always difficult to ascertain authenticity, but there are still some great souvenirs. Qing dynasty opium pipes, busts of Chairman Mao, Taoist alchemy treatises, rusty old weapons, statues of Buddha and antique coins all sit incongruously next to one another.

    If you are interested in shopping small things such as hand crafts, paper-cut, good luck knots (made of red ropes), replicas of terracotta warriors, coppery carriages, Tang potteries, ornaments, embroidery crafts Native arts and handicrafts  and so on, you will be fond of these places and be attracted by them. You can finally find the smell of traditional culture there. 如果你对小东西比较感兴趣,如手工艺品,剪纸,好运绳,兵马俑复制品,铜车马,唐三彩,装饰品,刺绣制品,国画书法艺术等。这里还有极其浓厚的历史氛围。

For More  Souvenirs Markets or Streets in Xian 更多西安纪念品商场

The opening hours of the shopping malls in the commercial districts are usually from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. And bargainning is encouraged when you lingering in the little curio shops. What’s more, there are many counterfeits mingling with the genuine pieces, so you will never be too cautious. If you are interested in the shopping ideas offered above and want to add them in your Xian tours, please talk to the trip advisors of TOC for customization. Wish you a great trip here!


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