Shanghai is great for shopping. There are many shopping centers here. You can find everything you need in them: from European brand clothing to Eastern traditional medicine. If you are looking for European brands' clothes and accessories, it is recommended to go to the Bund waterfront or to the shops on Longhua Street. If you are satisfied with copies of branded things, then you will be able to find many places in Shanghai where pretty high-quality fakes are sold.
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There are many markets in the city. They have their own specialization. For example, you will find jewelry made of precious metals and pearls at the Sunshine Bazaar and the First Asian Jewelry market. Various gadgets and phones are sold on the Cybermart market. You should go to Tien Shan for tea. You will find antiques and rare items at Dongtai Lu Antique Market. It is recommended to buy fake clothes and shoes. Branded items are expensive here. However, good quality copies will be cheap. Fakes are really good here. Only a specialist can distinguish many of them from the originals.
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It is interesting to get acquainted with the assortment of shops with Chinese folk medicines. You will find jars with powders, bundles of dried plants, and baskets with dried parts of various animals here. You should buy folk medicinal drinks and infusions. For example, an infusion of ginseng or antler root deserves attention. Everything else is more likely to be a souvenir than a medicine for a European who is not particularly versed in folk medicine. You should go to the Yuyuan market for shopping.
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If you plan to buy appliances, choose Chinese brands. Of course, you can find an iPhone here. However, you should not expect it to work for a long time. Models with defects, drowned or passed major repairs are sold on the market as a rule. Please note that it is necessary to check any product, even in a brand store. There are a lot of fakes not only in the market. Chinese porcelain is highly valued all over the world. Products made of real porcelain are expensive. It's hand-painted. However, you can find quite affordable prices in shopping centers. You can buy a vase or tea pair to remember the trip here. Very cheap porcelain dishes are sold on the market. However, it is usually of poor quality.
Shanghai is a great place for a family holiday. There are many activities for children here. First of all, it is recommended to go to the zoo. Many visitors come here to see pandas. Funny, … Open