As one of the first Chinese cities to open its doors to the outside world, Xiamen has a selection of relatively modern fashions. The kids here are pretty up-to-date and there are a plethora of huge and modern malls fighting for customers in the
center of the city.
Many of the bigger stores around Zhongshan Rd feature designer goods by Armani, Gucci and
YSL. Xiamen is also home to a huge number of factories. Many of these places have factory outlets, selling their designer clothing and reduced prices.
Perhaps most attractive about this place are the numerous small markets, bazaars and even flea markets, where shoppers can try their luck at finding rare curios and souvenirs. There are a few of these markets around Zhongshan Rd, Longtou Rd on Gulangyu Island and Xiahe
Rd. The Xiamen Night Market takes place every evening on Dinghai Rd.
you lived in the Qing dynasty, you would have to have been nobility or
an imperial member to sample this peanut crunchy candy.
To make this specialty, peanuts are
first deshelled and roasted for half an hour. Then they are crunched
with preheated, liquefied sugar. After cooling off, the large bars are
cut into small pieces and are ready to eat on a street corner near you.
bead embroidery is a folk handicraft which has been famous for its
eye-catching glimmer for over 100 years.
By the dexterous hands of the local people,
small beads are linked together with silk thread, forming all kinds of
Nowadays the bead embroidery is used to
make slippers, tapestry and purses.