Yide Lu (一德路) and Haizhu Square (海珠广场) are well known to many locals and foreigners living in Guangzhou. Originally a chaotic marketplace for toys and gifts, the area underwent a radical transformation in the past decades. Today, the area boasts over ten wholesale shopping malls covering thousands of square meters and selling a wide-range of items from shoes and clothes to home decorations, imported, and gifts. Although specialized in wholesale, most shops will accept to sell items to passersby.
Highsun Binbin Plaza (海印滨滨广场)
The plaza was built in 1959 and was hosted the Canton Fairs between 1959 and 1972. The building now is a one-stop mall with 300 fashion brands.
Categories: clothing, restaurants, fake flowers, gardening items, KTV
Add.: No. 1, Qiyi Lu (起义路1号)
Onelink International Toys and Gifts Wholesale Market (广州万菱广场玩具精品批发中心)
Anyone who has walked through this wholesale market would agree it deserves the name of "heaven of toys." It is the biggest toy wholesale market in South China, with low prices and a wide range of choice. Many shops here directly import toys from Hong Kong and Japan. Many Guangdong manufacturers also have a shop here, guaranteeing the cheapest possible price.
Categories: toys, electronics, household decorations, stationary, gifts
Add.: Onelink Plaza, No. 39, Jiefang Nan Lu (解放南路39路万菱广场)
Taikang Wholesale Market (泰康仰忠精品饰品批发市场)
This market has become one of the main buying sources for a lot of Asian and African buyers. Accessories like earrings, necklaces, waist belts, wallets, key rings, head bands and bags are sold in bundle and retail.
Add.: No. 111, Taikang Lu (泰康路111号)
Categories: dried seafood, food, beverages, daily commodities, stationary, toys
Add.: No. 190, Yide Dong Lu (一德东路190号)
Trendy Wholesale Market (骏田精品批发市场)
Categories: underwear, accessories, feathers, pajamas, swimming wear, cosmetics, watches
Add.: Beijing Nan Lu (北京南路)
Metropolis Shoes City (大都市鞋城)
Add.: No. 88, Jiefang Bei Lu (解放北路88号)
(By Jessie Huang, David Keyton, photographed by Jessie)