Shop for bargains at the Silk Market
Touristy? Sure. Fun? Absolutely. Sitting a couple of blocks from the Temple of the Sun and right next to Yong’anli subway station, the Silk Market is a six-storey mall that sells so much more than just fabric. With almost 1,700 retailers in one building, this gigantic market sells almost everything you could possibly want to stuff in your suitcase: knock-off luxury goods, clothing, jewellery, counterfeit branded goods, electronics and, of course, silk. Up to 50,000 people visit the thousand-odd shops and stalls at weekends, haggling to get their souvenirs at a good price.