Tuesday, January 24, 2012

China - Guangzhou Trip - Day 3 - Guangzhou Railway Station - Fashion Wholesale District

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We headed to Guangzhou Railway Station by metro.

Wow this station is very busy and filled with lots of people carrying goods and luggages. Very busy station. The Guangzhou Railway Station at Huanshi Road is the largest and the most important one, operating trains between Guangzhou and to other China cities.

Guangzhou Railway Station is the center of clothing and wholesale market in Guangzhou. It is the original and the oldest Guangzhou Station. It is surrounded by many wholesale industries, such as clothing wholesale distribution.

From the map inside the Gangzhou Railway Metro Station, we can find which exit to go to which wholesale plaza. We decided to go to Tianma and Baima Plaza.


They have long distance buses too that goes to other part of China. Do be careful of your personal belongings cause it is really very crowded here.

Saw this Fashion and Fur Market not far from the metro station but we did not visit it.

Baima Plaza

Tianma Plaza

Not sure what to eat, we decided to have lunch at KungFu Fast Food Restaurant where they sold mainly chinese food. See above photo (Circled - Kung Fu Fast Food Restaurant)


Hubby had some spare ribs with rice while I had salted chicken with rice - yummy.

Difficult to shop at the wholesale plaza cause they were so busy doing business as they were wholesale distributors, so we headed to the underground tunnel shopping. There were several entrances to the underground tunnel shopping and they were linked to some of the plaza. It is easier to shop at the underground tunnel with price tags easily visible.



There was a food court in the underground shopping complex.


Street scenes of local food

BBQ cuttlefish anyone?


Short video of street scene - very congested and crowded

5 comments:

smellypompom said...

Hi! Do you think the wholesale places are worth visiting?

alicesg said...

Hi, depending on what you are looking for. But if you are afraid of hugh crowds, best to avoid them.

J.C. said...

Wow, Alice, you are fantastic! You even manage to visit Baima!! This is a place not visited by tourists. Coz not many tourists know about it. It's the best shopping place in GZ, better than Upper & Lower 9th Street or Beijing Lu. Things are so cheap here. But you have to be extremely careful with your belongings. I had my knapsack stolen while shopping here. However I keep coming back coz the clothes, watches, sportswear here are so affordable. One can shop till one drops broke!

alicesg said...

JC, that is why I prefer to go F&E instead of package tour so we can venture out on our own and see things that travel agent do not bring us. This place is really very crowded and yes definitely got to take care of your belongings. I did not carry my bag, just kept my wallet in my front jeans pocket and try to blend in with the crowd. But I avoid crowded shopping alleys cause afraid of fire break out hahahaha, really too many people.

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