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Shopping In China China is a fantastic shopping destination. Everywhere you go, you can find shiny new department stores and malls and bustling night markets. “Friendship Stores� are Chinese state-run stores, which were originally set up to only sell to foreign tourists, diplomats and government officials, but are now open to the public. They are certainly not the best value around town.

Sanlitun is an area of the Chaoyang district, Beijing containing many popular bar streets and international stores. The area has been under almost constant regeneration since the late 20th century as part of a city-wide project of economic regrowth.

Shopping is certainly the favorite activity of Hong Kongers. Hong kong has no sales tax and is also a dutyfree port. Some goods are sold cheaper than the countries in which they were


originally made. What to buy in Hong Kong: computer and electronics (cameras, etc) watches Chinese handicrafts, art, antiques Chinese herbs and high-end teas Gold jewelry, jade, pearls, luggage handbags, briefcases Furniture, carpets Eyeglasses Toys Furniture, carpets Pick just one mall for your shopping in the Hong Kong area, it would have to be the swanky and huge pacific place. Pacific Place mall is home to a couple hundred shops, including more than 130 top-end retail brands. Central is where you will find Hong Kong’s pinnacle of conspicuous consumption, The landmark, Hong Kong’s most upscale and priciest mall. The landmark is also home to the 5-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel, as well as many top restaurants. Causeway bay is less ritzy and pricey compared to Central. A popular shopping destination for the locals , this area is usually very lively-packed with shoppers every day of the week. Causeway Bay also has a great concentration of shopping malls and department stores. page number

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