Wuhan Shopping Guide
In 2000 the municipality authorities transformed Hanzheng Jie into a tourist shopping paradise. Dazzling shops and stores housed in traditional buildings sell various goods. Today it is the largest wholesale distribution center in central China. Tourists are invited to find inexpensive items, althoug they are still cautioned about quality.
Located at No. 209 Xianggang Road (香港路) is a large art and antiques market. An array of stalls and stores sell traditional Chinese folk artwork, chops, curios, Chinese paintings, calligraphy, furniture, jade and other treasures from centuries past. Both locals and travelers enjoy searching for favorites in a sea of choices.
Jianghan Road is very popular in Wuhan. It is longer in total (One hundred seventy-seven meters) than the famous Nanjing Road in Shanghai.
Supermarket chains such as Zhong Bai Group (more than 30 branches in Wuhan), Carrefour, Metro, Wal-Mart and Parkson have stores distributed throughout each of Wuhan's districts. The prices are pretty low, but the quality of goods can be a bit higher than the average Chinese shop.