While you will find some of the biggest brand names in the industry here, do not forget to look deeper and indulge in the goods that some of the independent street sellers have on offer. On this simple yet amazing street, you can find some great deals and there is really no need for bargaining as prices are mostly very cheap. This place specializing in perfume is sure to entice your sense of smell as the wafting smells are guaranteed to capture one’s attention.
If you are going for a stroll here in the afternoon, do sit down and relax with a cup of coffee. Also try the yummy unique snacks on offer. Another great thing about this street is its buildings. It is greatly influenced by the Europeans and a few of them even have French and German touches. Since this area gets a lot of rain, it is advisable to carry an umbrella with you at all times. But if you do not have an umbrella, do not worry, because most of the shops have roof canopies which will protect you. The Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street came into being in the 1920s and became commercially popular in 2004.
Walking in this area alone is plenty of exercise. The road stretches to 1198 meters long and is also a great 15 meters wide. While the street vendors themselves are quite civil, you can almost taste the competition in the air as they try to up-sell their respective products. When exploring this street, stay in a great Xiamen hotel such as the Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen. Such a hotel in Xiamen will provide you with all necessities. The Zhongshan Road Walking Street is a true gem that has to be discovered. If you are not sure which vendor is the best, simply look for their awards, which are from the provincial council for ‘Non Fakes’ and so on. You will absolutely love the carnival atmosphere as you dwell in the surroundings of this wonderful street. So if you have not yet headed to Zhongshan Road Walking Street, now is the time to do so!
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Caliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered.