If you’re after the latest electronic gadgets or digital products and are feeling adventurous to go deep, then this place located in Shenzhen, also known as China’s Silicon Valley, would be paradise.
Huaqiangbei Commercial Area, a gigantic electronics market in the center of Shenzhen, is where numerous electronic stores, retail, wholesale outlets and everything in between stretch block after block. Visitors can come here to look for bargains, but most stores here serve startups from all parts of China flocking to this city to seek more business opportunities.
While you can find electronics parts such as hard drives, chips or LEDs in these shops, Huaqiangbei is especially famous for its huge collections of “knockoffs” which are copies of well known brands. Huaqiangbei is definitely a place worth a visit. Even if you have little interest in electronics, it is still worth seeing a place that showcases the driving force of the local economy in one of China’s most dynamic cities.
AllChinaTech paid a visit to this fascinating complex, and took some photos of its multi-level electronics megastores.
(All photos by Timmy Shen/AllChinaTech)