A tourist shopping guide in China

26 Apr

Shopping at a stores

When travelling abroad, one may choose to do a lot of shopping as the exchange rate makes goods cheaper; items that may be included are name brands. This is not the case in China as foreign brands mean that goods are more expensive despite the fact that the pound sterling holds (more weight in comparison to the value of the Yen) which is due to the high tariffs placed on such goods. Therefore when shopping in China it may be best to avoid name brands that you are used to seeing in the UK, and the West.

Shopping in the market

When shopping in China bargaining is often a common practice, although his is only acceptable in markets and stalls rather than larger department stores. You should often start at a low price sometimes as low as 90% and you and the vendor will work up until you reach a price that you are both happy with.


History.com (2013) A Brief History of Chopsticks — Hungry History. [online] Available at: http://www.history.com/news/hungry-history/a-brief-history-of-chopsticks [Accessed: 26 Apr 2013].


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