Shaoxing Shopping

There are various specialties in Shaoxing that show its characteristics. Here are some local specialties which you could refer to if you travel there. Also, if you want to buy more authentic local specialties, you’d better go to some regular shopping areas or shopping center to get them. And we also prepared some places for you.

What to Buy

Shaoxing Rice Wine

Shaoxing Rice Wine enjoys a good fame with long history. It was rated as one of the top ten famous throughout China during Qing dynasty. It won several gold medals in different activities and fairs like Nanyang Commodity Exposition in 1915, World's Fair in Panama in 1915, Zhejiang-Jiangxi Specialty Exhibition in 1936, etc. Shaoxing Rice Wine was awarded as "national wine" in 1979. It has long history and high quality. And it is the top one choice for those who go to Shaoxing.

Shaoxing Fermented Bean Curd

What makes Shaoxing Fermented Bean Curd different is the unique water from Jianhu Lake and Shaoxing Rice Wine. It was known abroad because of the Nanyang Commodity Exposition and World's Fair in Panama. It also won several rewards in different fairs and expositions.

Shaoxing Wine

Shaoxing Wine is also called "Aged Wine". It is one of the 18 famous wines in China. Shaoxing Wine is exported to nearly 30 countries and regions, with a year more than 5000 tons, accounting first in yellow wine sales in China.

Shaoxing Torreya Grandis

The county-level city, Shengzhou, is "the hometown of Chinese torreya grandis", which is the source area of the torreya grandis, with a cultivation history of over 1300 years. Therefore, you could buy Shaoxing Torreya Grandis with better quality.

Shengzhou Gunpowder Tea

Known as the hometown of Chinese tea with abundant tea resources and long history of tea producing, Shengzhou gunpowder tea enjoys good shape, decent color, fine fragrance, authentic smell, bright and light green color of tea water.

Dafo Tea

In addition to the Shengzhou Gunpowder Tea, also try Dafo Tea which comes from Xinchang County. Dafo Tea is mainly distributed in the high mountain tea area over 400 meters above sea level so that it has the typical flavor of high mountain tea.

Where to Buy

Business Street in Jiefang Road

Jiefang Road is the most bustling commercial street in Shaoxing. There are all sorts of shopping malls and stores there. What’s more, renowned tourist attractions like Luxun’s Former Residence, Cangqiaozhijie, the Monument of the martyrs Qiujin and Shaoxing City Square are near this area.

Business Time: The street is open for the whole day, but normally stores there do business from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
How to Get There: Bus No. 11, 1, 23, 2, 302, 312, 21, 32, 4, 5, 52, 60, 9

Commercial Street in Luxun’s Former Residence Site

This commercial street lies in front of the Luxun’s Former Residence Site, and it is a bustling street that you are able to shop in various specialties souvenir stores. Also, you are capable of tasting all kinds of local delicious snacks. The Xinheng Hotel which was written in Luxun’s works is near the street. It is a street that is perfect for shopping and visiting.

Business Time: The street is open for the whole day, but normally stores there do business from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
How to Get There: Special Tourism Line No.0003, Bus No.13, 177, 24, 30, 52, 68, 88, 8, express bus No. 2


Cangqiaozhijie lies in the historical block of the King of Yue, which characterizes in ancient town that features and takes traditional local-style dwelling residents as its connotation. It is a historical and cultural street that combines dwelling, business and tourism together.

Business Time: The street is open for the whole day, but normally stores there do business from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
How to Get There: Bus No.11, 166, 19, 22, 177, 18, 23, 28, 302, 21

Kongyiji Specialty Store

Kongyiji Specialty Store is located near the entrance of Luxun’s Former Residence, where you can see the sculpture of Kongyiji who is holding beans in his hands. You are able to buy various local specialties there.

Business Time: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
How to Get There: Special Tourism Line Bus No.0003, bus No.13, 117, 24, 30, 52, 68, 88, 8, express bus No. 2
Tel: 0575-85146929

Xianheng Hotel Specialty Shopping Mall

It is located on the Luxun’s Middle Road, near to the Xianheng Hotel. You are able to buy diverse local specialties there.

Business Time: 8a.m. – 8:30p.m.
How to Get There: Bus. No. 11, 21, 2, 32, 4, 52, 60, 9
Tel: 0575-85127179

Of course, in addition to the bus, you could choose other transportation ways like taxi, sharing bikes, Didi call, etc.

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