Top Markets in Xian

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Plan your Xian tour? If time allowed,  most likely you would like to buy gifts or souvenirs from Xian. Although malls and shopping centers are becoming more popular in Xian, many Xian local residents and foreign visitors as well are happy to go shopping in markets or commercial streets. Markets make life easier for the shoppers.

If you are wondering where to shop in Xian markets or open-air commercial areas, here is a listing of some top or best  markets and shopping streets. If you want to go to the fixed price large shopping malls, you visits Top Xian Shopping Malls we’ve rounded up for you.

Huajue Alleyway  化觉巷
Huajue Alleyway is a narrow street beside Xian Great Mosque  (also called Huajue Xiang Great Mosque). It is now as an antique street for finding nice pieces of handicrafts, and at a cute price. Of course, shoppers need to exercise your oriental patience and bargain a lot on those articles.

You can buy engraved chopsticks, teapots, replication of Terracotta Warriors, chiming balls and Chinese paintings there. If you bargain with the shop owners and you will buy a souvenir at a good price.

Add: Drum Tower Northwest, Xian, Shaanxi
Tel: 86 29 87272541

Huajue Alleyway

Huajue Alleyway

Beiyuanmen Hui Snack Market ( 北院门回民小吃一条街)
Beiyuanmen is a nice place to go for local snacks, dining and souvenirs. Enter the Beiyuanmen Gate (Just north of  the Drum Tower); you will see rows of Qing–style buildings with lots of small stalls selling souvenirs and local specialties.


On the right side, the narrow antique alleyway named Huajue Alleyway ( mentioned above ) branches off from Beiyuanmen Street – the Hui Snack Street.

Both locals and visitors like to stroll in the street to find something interesting. Here are some of the local specialties in Beiyuan Men: Kiwi fruit, Dates, Peanut Cake, Nam, and Walnut. Like that of Chinese art street, stalls in Beiyuan Men selling souvenirs.

Add: Just north Drum Tower

Beiyuanmen Hui Snack Market

Beiyuanmen Hui Snack Market

Shuyuanmen Arts Street 书院门古文化一条街

Entered the Great South Gate of Xian City Wall, you can find a Chinese traditional archway, that is the entrance of the Shuyuanmen Arts Street. The Shuyuanmen Street is the best preserved ancient street in Xian with a history of over 400 years.

Shops established in the ancient style hang various size of writing brushes from above the gate. Many of the owners know a lot about Chinese calligraphy, painting and other cultural things. Some of them are real artists.

Add: East of South Gate of Xian City, Beilin District, Xian

Shuyuanmen Arts Street

Shuyuanmen Arts Street

Xian Antique City 西安古玩城
Located at No.2 the Mid Part of Zhuque Road, it is the biggest antique market in Xian. Covering an area of 5000 square meters and at the shed construction of reinforcing steel bar, it hosts cultural relics including age-old potteries and porcelains, tri-colored glazed pottery of the Tang Dynasty.

Add: 2 Middle Zhuque Street, Beilin District, Xian 西安市朱雀大街中段 2 号
Tel: 86 29 85235635
Public Bus:  Take bus 203

Xian Antique City

Xian Antique City

Wu Ji Antique City  西安无极古玩城

Wu Ji Antique city with 7,000 square meters and more than 600 antique stores, it is a fantastic place for foreigners to enjoy Chinese culture and buy souvenirs. This antique city provides all kinds of antique: jewels, jade articles, calligraphy, paintings, historical relics, antiques, model clay figures of warriors and horses, and bronze cars and horses.

Add: No.5 Nan Ma Dao Lane, Lianhu District,Xian (西安市南马道巷五号)
Tel: 86-29-87638805

Wu Ji Antique City

Wu Ji Antique City

Xian Xiangzi Temple Street 西安湘子庙街  
Xian Xiangzi Temple is located west of South Street in Xian.  It is just opposite Shuyuanmen Arts Street. Xian Xiangzi Temple Street is named after the same- name Temple dating back to over 1000 years. North of Xiangzi Temple Street is the famous bar & cafe street  known as  Defu Lane Bar Street.

The street is flanked with many exquisite tea houses of various sizes full of  rich  ancient culture atmosphere. There are many galleries on the streets  which often display all kinds of exhibitions.

Xian Xiangzi Temple Street

Xian Xiangzi Temple Street

Luomashi Pedestrian Street  骡马市

Luomashi  is the first market street in Xi’an.  Today it still is one of  busiest commercial area in Xian, just  Wangfujing Street  in Beijing or Nanjing Road  in Shanghai.

Add: West section of East Avenue in Xian.

Luomashi Pedestrian Street

Luomashi Pedestrian Street

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