Zhengzhou shopping will bring you some information about what to buy and where to buy in Zhengzhou, including local specialties and featured shopping areas. Zhengzhou is not one of larger cities in China, but you can find many markets and department stores in the city area. Zhengzhou has been a commercial city for centuries, and today, because of its transportation advantages, it is the business center of central China. The city's commercial streets include Erqi road, Taikang road, Renmin road, Jiefang road and so on, which are mainly located in the northeast near the railway station. At present, Erqi business circle is the most prosperous and popular commercial area in Zhengzhou.
What to Buy in Zhengzhou
Zhengzhou is rich in wheat, corn, soybeans, rice, peanuts, cotton, Zhongmu garlic, Kaifeng watermelon, Yellow River carp and other food crops, as well as apples, pears, red dates, dried persimmon, grapes, apricot and other agricultural and sideline products. In addition, Zhengzhou's jade ware and straw hat are also good tourist souvenirs.
In Huiji district of Zhengzhou, there is a kind of local wine with a cool and mellow taste, known as "Zhengzhou Fen Liquor", it is Shuangqiao Liquor. Shuangqiao liquor is produced from Shuangqiao Village, Huiji District, hence the name. Shuangqiao Liquor has a long history, beginning in the Ming Dynasty and flourishing in the Qing Dynasty, with a history of more than 300 years.
Imperial cake is also called Poria cake. It is said that on the day when Zhao Kuangyin became emperor, he gave the dessert to the minister of civil and military affairs, hence the name. The shape of its crust is similar to that of Chinese medicine cloud poria cocos, so it is called poria cake in folk. Its characteristic is the sweet, soft, palatable and aromatic flavor.
Shaolin Zen Tea(少林禅茶)
Since ancient times, Shaolin temple has enjoyed a worldwide reputation for Zen, martial arts and medicine. The most famous of the existing tea ceremonies is the zen tea ceremony. It is said that zen tea started from Dharma. The legend, of course, is not necessarily the true history, but a sign of the tea people's recognition of the zen spirit. Although Shaolin zen tea extradites countless sentient beings, it is not obvious for thousands of years. Only the zen spirit is same.
Shaolin Temple Cottage Pudding(少林寺素饼)
Shaolin Temple Cottage Pudding is particular about its recipe. It came from the secret recipe of Shaolin Temple, which is supervised by the master of Shaolin Temple Shi Yanjiao. All raw material ghee is the pure vegan ghee from Taiwan. Shaolin Temple Cottage Pudding has dozens of ingredients including pure vegetarian ghee, longan, fruit fiber, refined white sugar, pure peanut oil, tailored flour, natural coconut powder, refined salt and so on. Cottage Pudding contains low sugar and no fat, and its taste is appetizing, crispy and mellow. After eating, it has the effect of rapidly supplementing physical ability.
Xinzheng jujube, also known as heart-shaped jujube, is a specialty of Xinzheng city, Zhengzhou city, Henan province. Jujube, with sweet taste and warm in nature, is the nourishing fruit of enriching the blood, tonifying spleen and beautifying. While Xinzheng jujube, with its thin skin, thick flesh, small pit and sweet taste, is favored by people and outstanding among jujubes.
Xiaoxiang Chrysanthemum, a specialty in Gongyi city of Zhengzhou city, has geographical indication of national agricultural products. Xiaoxiang Chrysanthemum is native to Xiaoxiang village of Luzhuang town in Gongyi city, on the Banks of Xiushui river, with deep loess layer and fertile soil, which are suitable for the growth of Chrysanthemum. Xiaoxiang Chrysanthemum is an excellent variety of wild yellow chrysanthemum, which is sweet in taste and nature, rich in amino acids, flavonoids, vitamins, calcium, magnesium and other trace elements, and has the effects of clearing away heat and detoxifying, protecting liver and improving eyesight, activating blood circulation and dredging collaterals, and nourishing skin and lengthen life.
Chinese Date Honey(枣花蜜)
Honey is favored by peole, while Chinese Date Honey is undoubtedly the best in honey, both in taste and nutrition.
Huanghe (Yellow River) Cyprinoid(黄河鲤鱼)
Huanghe (Yellow River) carp is actually a common kind of fish but those from the Yellow River are known for their fresh quality and nutritious value. If you would like to try this delicious fish when in Zhengzhou, you can order a dish named Liyu Sanchi (Three cooking methods of carp) in Henan style restaurants.
Artware and Handiwork
The main style of the Huiji paper-cut art is joyous and enthusiastic, happy and auspicious. The color is mainly of the bright red, suitable for the decoration of the Spring Festival, the lantern festival and the wedding, as well as the embroidery on tiger cap, the skylark shoe, the flower bellyband, the pillow, the hem, and the like. The technique is continued and passed on from generation to generation, and for thousands of years, the elder teach the younger generation.
Mixian County Jade is named after its birth place Xinmi City. This kind of jade is hard with clear color. It feels tender and there is very few impurities inside. With its natural shine, it is a good choice as a gift for friends and relatives. There are 5 colors of Mixian County Jade, including red, white, cyan, black and green. In all these 5 colors, the green ones are the most precious, which are also called Henan Green. Mixian County Jade is usually used to produce small jade products and jewels. The jewelry and art work made of green Mixian County Jade are crystal clear and shining with its green color.
Lacquer Ware Made of Chinese Parasol(桐木漆器)
The lacquer ware refers to the daily household appliance, handcrafts and art works with their surface painted in the lacquer. The lacquer ware made of Chinese parasol is a kind of folk craft with a long history. It is usually made of Chinese parasol and painted in Chinese lacquer. Traditional technique is used by craftmen to make various kinds ornaments. The characteristics of this kind of lacquer ware are that their shapes won't be changed easily, they will not burst apart and they can bear heat.
Chengni inkstone is one of the traditional Chinese handicrafts and calligraphy utensils, which began in Han Dynasty and flourished in Tang and Song dynasties, with a history of more than 1000 year. Since Tang Dynasty, Duan inkstone, She inkstone, Taohe inkstone(洮河砚) and Chengni inkstone have been called "four famous inkstones". Chengni inkstone is made of special daub, and it can be a variety of colors depending on the burning process and time. It is particular about sculpting techniques, and have many varieties. Chengni inkstone is made of fine silt as raw material, so the texture of Chengni inkstone is delicate.
Where to Buy in Zhengzhou
Popular Shopping Areas
There are some modern business circles in Zhengzhou you can choose, including Erqi Business Circle, Zhongyuan Wanda Business Circle, International Trade 360 Business Circle and Zhengdong Xidigang Business Circle(郑东熙地港商圈), etc.
Erqi Business Circle(二七商圈)
Erqi square, located at the intersection of Renmin road, West street, Dehua street, Zhengxing street, Jiefang road and Erqi road in central Zhengzhou city, is a famous attraction in Zhengzhou downtown. Around erqi square is one of the most prosperous commercial districts in Zhengzhou, with various department stores and shopping centers gathering. It is called Erqi business circle, and it is the most influential business district in Zhengzhou. Around the square, there are many shopping malls, which are connected by the corridor through the overpass.
- Zhengzhou Hualian Commercial Building(郑州华联商厦)
Address: No.230, Erqi Road, Erqi District, Zhengzhou City郑州市二七区二七路230号
- Zhengzhou Department Store(郑州百货大楼)
Address: No.49, Erqi Road, Guancheng Hui District, Zhengzhou City郑州市管城回族区二七路49号
- Huarun MIXC Mall(华润万象城)
Address: Minsheng Road, Erqi District, Zhengzhou City郑州市二七区民主路
- Dennis David City(丹尼斯·大卫城)
Address: Intersection of Taikang Road and Erqi Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou郑州市金水区西太康路与二七路交汇处
Huayuan Road Business Circle(花园路商圈)
Huayuan road is a north-south main road in Zhengzhou city, Henan province. It starts from the Zijing mountain overpass in the south and connects with the Zijing mountain road. As Huayuan road is close to Henan provincial government and surrounded by administrative districts, middle and high-end consumer groups are distributed. Since the 2000s, Huayuan Road Business Circle has been developed into an important business district of Zhengzhou.
- Zhengdao Huayuan Department Store(正道花园百货)
Address: No.8, Huanyuan Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou郑州市金水区花园路8号
- Zhengdao Zhonghuan Department Store(正道中环百货)
Address: No.59, Huayuan Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou郑州市金水区花园路59号
Bishagang Business Circle(碧沙岗商圈)
Bishagang Business Circle is quite near Zhengzhou Commercial Building. It is the most prosperous business area in west part of Zhengzhou City. Visitors can buy clothing, shoes, bags, food, and articles for daily use and so on there. Not far away the shopping area, there are Bishagang Park and Lvcheng Square, where can be an excellent place to relax.
- Zhongyuan Shopping Mall(中原商贸城)
Address: No.28, Songshan North Road, Zhongyuan District, Zhengzhou郑州市中原区嵩山北路28号
- Youai Road Wholesale Shopping Mall(友爱路批发商场)
Address: Intersection of Youai Road and Gongren Road, Zhongyuan District, Zhengzhou郑州市中原区友爱路与工人路交叉口
Shopping Streets in Zhengzhou
The impoerant streets in Zhengzhou include Dehua Street, Renmin Road, Wenhua Road, Erqi Road, Zijingshan Road, Jinshui Road, Huayuan Road, Kexue Avenue, Weiyi Road and Zhongyuan Road.
Dehua Pedestrian Commercial Street(德化商业步行街)
Dehua street was built in 1905. Dehua street in Zhengzhou used to be a wasteland at the end of the Qing dynasty. Later, it gradually developed into a busy street. This century-old street is the first China famous commercial street in Henan province.
Grand Shanghai City Pedestrian Street(大上海城)
Grand Shanghai city pedestrian street spans 430 meters from east to west, and 280 meters from south to north, including Shanghai shopping mall, gold street, silver street, exhibition center, city theme square and other projects. Grand Shanghai city integrates shopping, leisure, entertainment, catering, film and television, exhibition, recreation and sports, tourism and other functions, making it the chief fashion life center island of Zhengzhou and the first choice for citizens' leisure and entertainment.
Featured Shopping Areas
In addition to the local popular shopping areas, Zhengzhou also has the antique market, the flower market and other featured shopping areas. If you are tired of the busy commercial street, just go to these places to wander.
Antique City in Zhengzhou
There are several large-scale antique cities in Zhengzhou, people who love antique and like collecting can hang out here.
- Zhengzhou Antique City(郑州古玩城)
Address: No.49, Daxue Middle Road, Erqi District, Zhengzhou郑州市二七区大学中路49号
- Zhongzhou Antique City(中州古玩城)
Address: No.2, hanghai East Road, Guangcheng Hui District, Zhengzhou郑州市管城区航海东路2号
Flower Market in Zhengzhou
In Chenzhai of Zhengzhou, there is a large flower market, where people who like flowers, birds, insects and fish can visit.
- Chenzhai Flower Market(陈砦花卉交易市场)
Address: Intersection of Zhongfangyuan Road and Guoji Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou郑州市金水区中方园路与国基路交叉口
Brief Introduction: It is the largest flower trading market north of the Yangtze River in China, and it is also the largest indoor flower trading market in China. At present, the market is divided into seven parts, namely, pot flower area, fresh flower area, handicraft area, ornamental fish area, pet area, garden area and comprehensive wholesale area.
Supermarkets in Zhengzhou
Address: No.39, Huayuan Road, JInshui District, Zhengzhou郑州市金水区花园路39号
Address: Jinshui Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou郑州市金水区金水路
- Jinhaolai Supermarket(金好来超市)
Address: Xinghua Road, Zhanjie Town, Gongyi City, Zhengzhou郑州市巩义市站街镇兴华路
- Ole Supermarket(Ole超市)
Address: No.10, Minzhu Road, Erqi District, Zhengzhou郑州市二七区民主路10号
- Shiji Lianhua Supermarket(世纪联华超市)
Address: Intersection of Changjiang Road and Daxue Road, Erqi District, Zhengzhou郑州市二七区长江路与大学路交叉口
Address: No.5, Shangdu Road, JInshui District, Zhengzhou郑州市金水区商都路5号
- Zhengdao Sida Supermarket(正道思达超市)
Address: No.201, Jinshui Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou郑州市金水区金水路201号
Edited by Amy Cha/茶国香
Zhengzhou Shopping by Region
- Zhongyuan District
- Erqi District
- Guancheng Hui District
- Jinshui District
- Huiji District
- Zhongmu County
- Gongyi City
- Xingyang City
- Xinmi City
- Xinzheng City
- Dengfeng City