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Top Shopping Sites in Xi’an – What to buy and where to buy!

Xi'an is a famous historic city in China and is rich with art, culture and fascinating antiques. Of course, aside from all this Xi'an also offers visitors a chance to shop until they drop!

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Century Ginwa Shopping Mall

Century Ginwa Shopping Mall

The Century Ginwa Shopping Mall is located between the Bell and Drum towers of the city. This is a place for those who are on the lookout for exclusivity and the highest quality as well as the world's leading brands. The mall offers sixty different brands which include Lancome, Givenchy, Burberry, Dior and Estee Lauder among many others. Ginwa is quite accurately considered to be a fashion center in the city of Xi'an. If you are visiting the city for the full Xi'an experience, then the best choice of accommodation would be a Xi'an apartment such as those offered at the Citadines Gaoxin Xi'an for a comfortable stay and convenient access to all the great things in the city.

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Xi'an Antique Market

Xi'an Antique Market

You simply cannot leavea city such as Xi'an without at least trying out one of the many antique stores. The Xi'an Antique Market, located at the intersection of Nan Erhuan Lu and Zhuque Lu, is a must visit destination to find a selection of antiques on the street. You will find many serious collectors, photographers as well as antique loving travellers looking through the incredible range of items.

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Wenbaozhai Tourist Shopping Center

Wenbaozhai Tourist Shopping Center

Translating to Cultural Treasures Room, Wenbaozhai is a shopping center that is targeted towards travellers. This is a great place to purchase things to take back home for yourself or as gifts. The impressive array of products include woolen blankets, silk clothing, silk rugs, paintings, historical relics, clay models of the famous army, jade items and even calligraphy.

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Kai Yuan Shopping Mall

Kai Yuan Shopping Mall

Kai Yuan Shopping Mall, located in Dongdajie is one of the largest shopping malls in all of Xi'an. The items on offer are of great quality and are sold at reasonable prices. The mall provides a great selection of items as well as all the necessary facilities to keep shoppers happy and comfortable. Kai Yuan Shopping Mall is also famous for having a good reputation among travellers and great reviews for the products on offer.

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Minsheng Department Store

Minsheng Department Store

If you are not in the mood for a massive shopping mall, you can always head on to Minsheng Department Store to Jiefang Lu to purchase anything from food all the way to clothes among various other items.

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Shu Yuan Men

Shu Yuan Men

Shu Yuan Men is located close to the Bell Tower in the Beilin District. This is an ancient style street with a range of local arts and crafts products aimed at travellers from all over the world. The items for sale include beautiful replicas of antiques, paper-cuts and paintings among other things. This is a great spot to get a feel of the city's arts scene and to buy some unique items to give away or to take back home.

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Peasant Painting Gallery

Peasant Painting Gallery

The Peasant Painting Gallery is located in the eastern suburban area of Xi'an. The gallery is a fantastic place to view exhibits of beautiful paintings done by the country folks. Additionally, the gallery also features shadow puppets, paper cuts and various other forms of folk crafts. The Peasant Painting Gallery also allows visitors to learn and to try their hand at puppet making or cut paper.