Shenzhen is a fast developing city in the south of China. It homes many industrial factories, especially electronic industrial factories. Therefore, you can find a variety of electronic products in cheap price in this city. And there are some places or malls especially sells electronic goods. The most famous one must be Huaqiang Bei (Huaqiang North, which is the largest market for electronic products. It is a must go place to purchase electronic products in Shenzhen.
There are a lot of shopping plazas or malls in Huaqiang Bei Commercial Area. If you would like to buy computers, laptops, or cameras, you should come to Seg Electronic World or Huaqiang Electronic World; if you want to buy phones, Ming Tong Mall is a best choice; if you want to buy MP3, GPRS or other products, Zhong Dian Mall is a better choice. The price is usually cheap with a various products. If you have friends who are the local and is skilled in bargain, you can save a lot of money.
Huaqiangbei – Mobile Accessories, Electronics, Gadgets.
As one of the top shopping destinations in Shenzhen, Huaqiangbei Commercial Street is renowned for its electronics markets, but it also has plenty to offer those looking for men’s and women’s fashion.
The shopping area starts where Huaqiang North Road (aka Huaqiang Bei Lu) intersects with Shennan Middle Road and then all the way north through to Hongli Road. The side streets and the streets running parallel on either side of Huaqiangbei North Road are also full of life too, making this an incredibly large shopping destination for wholesale electronics and components plus retail shopping.
The area is reported as being the largest electronics market in China, and possibly one of the largest in the world, which stands to reason as Shenzhen is a major producer of electronics goods, and it’s a city where many big brand tech gadgets are produced.
There are over 20 shopping malls located in the Huaqiangbei area which provides about 70 million square meters of business area. Annual sales reaching over 20 billion, and there’s something like 130,000 people employed in the area. Yep, it’s large.
For the first time visitor it can be almost overwhelming, with so much spread over such a huge area where do you start? So, let’s try to break it down a little.
SEG Electronic Market– 10 floors including cables, tools, electronic parts, PC’s, laptops, GPS and all types of gadgets. Also has a new section for wearables inc. fitness trackers and smart watches.
Huaqiang Electronic World – several multi-floor buildings, including parts (new and used), electronics repairs, tools, chips, LED, cables, and more consumer electronics.
Yuanwang Digital Mall – mobile cell phones, computers, gadgets, iPhone & iPad cases, and accessories. There are also several stores around here selling drones, and one dedicated to DJI drones and accessories with attractive prices on my last visit. Toy quadcopters are everywhere.
Cyber Digital Mall – cameras, brand name electronic gadgets
Golconda Cyber Plaza – mostly locally produced mobiles plus gadgets.
SEG Electronic Communication Market – smartphones and android tablets, lots of iPad cases. Wholesale and retail sales.
Plus many many more including the chain store electronics retailers Gome and Sunning which have several outlets in the area.
How to Get There
Subway: take Metro Line to get to Huaqiang Bei Station
Bus Station: 上海宾馆东 (Shanghai Hotel East station) – Buses from this station: 4,95,101,203,204,212,335,K113,K204,N5
Taxi: 赛格电子市场 (SEG Electronics market in Chinese)