Where is the best shopping in Shenzhen?

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Sophie Friedman

For a dizzying array of discounted electronics, visit Huaqiangbei Commercial Street, an area filled with buildings that sell nothing but electronics. Inside you’ll find several floors filled with different companies selling everything from iPads, mobile phones and laptop computers to cameras headphones and wireless keyboards. The area starts near where Huaqiang North Road meets Shennan Middle Road and runs all the way up to Hongii Road. Some of the main places to shop include Yuanwang Digital Mall which is a great place for mobile phones, computers and gadgets; SED Electronic Communication Market, which specializes in tablet PCs and smart phones; and Huaqiang Electronic World which is made up of several multi-story buildings selling everything from chips and cables to computers. After you’ve shopped for gadgets in Huaqiang, you can also go looking for clothing and accessories at Jiahua Foreign Trade Clothing Market. If it’s tea you’re after — and there’s plenty of it in China — stop by Tea World Terminal Market, a stall-lined warehouse full of tea and tea drinking accoutrements. The market isn’t really one for tourists, so if you have specific requests and you don’t speak Chinese, get them written down or bring a translator.

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