10 Best Shopping Malls In Guangzhou, China

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As one of the major cities in China, Guangzhou has a wide variety of wholesale markets, entertainment, and food outlets. The city is home to China’s growing foreign trade and industrial hub. The city is non-violent and safe for tourists coming from all parts of the globe. It’s also advisable for shoppers to be very cautious due to the number of petty crimes that have been reported in the area. However, such crimes happen anywhere and can easily be avoided by taking safety measures. Once done, feel safe to visit some of the best shopping malls in Guangzhou.

1. Wanda Plaza

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Located in Baiyun District, Wanda Plaza is one of the leading business and shopping centers in Guangzhou, perhaps even China. It is always jam-packed, especially on weekends, with people looking to score the best deals in cosmetics, jewelry, fashionable clothes, watches, and electronic goods. Wanda Plaza features a lot of hype, international fashion brands — some even exclusive to Wanda Plaza — like Levi’s, Only, Vero Moda, Jack & Jones, Mark Fairwhale, Selected, Five Plus, Crocs, GXG, E-Land Apparel L.T.D., Teenie Weenie, Dazzle, and OBDO. Over 20 restaurants offer international cuisine, particularly Asian. For people craving something fast and delicious, there’s a McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut, and Starbucks.

Wanda Plaza

Address: 501 Yuncheng E Rd, Baiyun, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Website: Wanda Plaza

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 10:30pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 11pm

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2. Metropolitan Plaza

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This mall is strategically located in Guangzhou’s Liwan District, one of the city’s most renowned mass-market shopping and leisure destinations. It is near popular tourist attractions and high-end residential developments, serving the area’s rising number of young professionals and middle-class families. Metropolitan Plaza has four stories of retail space and a parking lot, giving visitors a luxurious and comfortable shopping experience.

Metropolitan Plaza

Address: 8 Huangsha Ave, Liwan, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Website: Metropolitan Plaza

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3. Popark Shopping Plaza

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The mall is considered to be one of the most convenient and popular in the Tianhe North central business district (CBD). It is widely accessible by train. Park Shopping Plaza is adjacent to the adjunction of Metro Line 1 and 3, where people can commute to the Guangzhou East railway station. The one-stop shopping experience, Park Shopping Plaza is frequently visited by locals and tourists looking for the best in cosmetics, jewelry, fashionable clothes, watches, electronic goods, etc. The mall is often praised for its excellent customer service. It has brands such as IT, Levi’s, Nicoli, Uniqlo, Selected, Staccato, M&M, Only, Bossini, Ebase, Lee Cooper, Only, and Calfland. There are over 20 restaurants in the mall, offering East-to-West cuisine like Ajisen Ramen and Aji Ichiban. Quick service restaurants like KFC and Pizza Hut are also available.

Popark Shopping Plaza

Address: 63 Linhe W Rd, Tianhe, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Website: Popark Shopping Plaza

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4. G.T. Land Plaza

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Soon to be the iconic city core of Guangzhou, it is more than just a mall. It has a business tower, a hotel, and Jumeirah Living Serviced Apartments. G.T. Land Plaza is a cultural landmark that integrates shopping, business, leisure, and the suite life. Its superior location gives the commercial land the highest investment value and development potential in Zhujiang New Town, currently the largest urban complex in South China.

G.T. Land Plaza

Address: 85 Huacheng Ave, Tianhe, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Website: G.T. Land Plaza

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5. Wanguo Outlets

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Wanguo Outlets is one of the modern shopping centers in Guangzhou. Shoppers get to enjoy the big-name brands in the market at different price categories. The mall is divided into three sections: Sport & Trendy, Fashion Style, and Outdoor Sports. It also has the French supermarket Carrefour, which stocks plenty of imported food and has a large range of cheeses and other European products.

Wanguo Outlets

Address: 40 Qianjin Rd, Jiang Nan Da Dao, Haizhu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Website: Wanguo Outlets

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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6. China Plaza

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Sitting atop the Lie Shi Ling Yuan station and on the busy Zhong Shan, San Lu is China Plaza. This makes it the tallest building in the area, a multi-purpose shopping mall with business offices and accommodations. Commuting to China Plaza is easy via subway. Take subway Line 1, alight at the Cemetery of Revolutionary Martyrs, then take Exit A. It can also be reached by bus, but routes to China Plaza are limited. Taxis are usually full along main roads but sometimes empty alongside streets. It’s best to wait for one there.

China Plaza

Address: 33 Zhongshan 3rd Road, Yuexiu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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7. May Flower Plaza

The mall is a six-story shopping center in the commercial area. Its remarkable location near Beijing Road makes it so easy to visit, along with its retail, entertainment, dining, and leisure offerings. Mayflower’s six stories are divided into two letters, B and F, to spread clothes, bags, shoes, electronic goods, jewelry, cosmetics, sporting goods, homewares, bedding across six floors effectively. Watsons and fashion clothing brands like Baleno and Crocs are on B1. Geared towards trendy young people, B2 has quick-service restaurants like Pizza Hut and KFC, as well as the Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse. On F1, there are watches and jewelry, and brands like Swatch and Citizen. Ebase, S&K, Alex Kelvin, Cynthia, Riosa, Bossini, and Mosee can be found on F2, while beauty service stores make up F3. At the topmost level of the Mayflower are fashion and sports brands, like Nike, Converse, Jack & Jones, Levi’s, Lee, and Mark Fairwhale.

May Flower Plaza

Address: 68 Zhongshan 5th Rd, Bei Jing Lu, Yuexiu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Website: May Flower Plaza

Opening hours: ‎10am - 10pm (daily)

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8. Metro Mall

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Next to the Great Buddha Temple is Metro Mall, a nine-story shopping mall. The first floor is allotted for small shops selling clothes, while the second and third floors are composed of branded clothes. Located on West Lake Road near Beijing Road, where the Great Buddha Temple is situated, Metro Mall has a booming restaurant business. Every restaurant inside the mall is almost always full. The Xinghui Film City, the first Dolby Sound Film Hall in Guangzhou, can also be found on the seventh floor. There are five-dimensional games inside the mall as well. Very few people shop at Guangming Square, but a lot opt to eat and watch a movie there frequently. Metro Mall is the place to shop in Beijing Road because of its variety of offerings.

Metro Mall

Address: 63 Xihu Rd, Bei Jing Lu, Yuexiu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

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9. Tianhe City Shopping Centre

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Tianhe City Shopping Centre is an extensive and inclusive shopping stop with a wide range of amenities. The facility is located in Tianhe District and it packs restaurants and a wide range of stores. Some of the things that shoppers can expect from this center include galleries, department stores, restaurants, and stores. However, there are some stores that don’t sell using credit cards. As such, it is advisable to carry some cash with you.

Tianhe City Shopping Centre

Address: Tiyu W Rd, Tianhe Center, Tianhe, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Website: Tianhe City Shopping Centre

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

Price: From 10 USD

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10. Grandview Mall

The mall attracts two million tourists every year to the heart of the Tian He business area in South China. It has a wide range of retail spaces, leisure and entertainment, catering services, exhibitions, and businesses. Grandview Mall’s impact on China’s economy makes it a must-visit for anyone in the country.

Grandview Mall

Address: 228 Tianhe Rd, Tianhe Center, Tianhe, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 510620

Website: Grandview Mall

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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Get your shopping spree

China is known for its shopping scene and cheap products. However, what is not known is that it houses some of the largest shopping malls in the continent. Here is a look at some of the largest and most popular malls in Guangzhou, China.

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