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Shenzhen’s Dongmen Pedestrian Street

Shenzhen’s Dongmen Pedestrian Street

Dongmen Pedestrian Street reminded me of Seoul’s Myeongdong area. Though this area does not seem to surpass the former’s busyness, its high end stores, street foods, bargain shops and cheap wares are definitely worth a day’s visit.

I almost passed up going here since I was too tired after a whole day of exploring. However, I decided to give it a go so I can buy ‘pasalubong’ and check what the fuss was about. And it was my last night in Shenzhen anyway.

I went here early evening around past six. I alighted at Laojie station, followed the signs and was surprised that the underground passageway was turned into a bazaar-type department store. After several minutes of going through the curious shoppers, I finally reached the escalator which brought me to the heart of Dongmen Pedestrian St.

I gave the area a quick round about and I have seen some boutique shops, shoe stores and make-up stores. there were also numerous department stores and restaurants. There is also a dry market style lane at the adjacent street where you can haggle and the goods are displayed at the front of the shops. Some stores even reminded me of those in Divisoria.

My visit was short since I already had a set budget and all I just wanted to do was to raise my legs on my hotel bed. haha! I couldn’t feel my legs anymore from all those walking! But it was fun and I had no regrets.

Anyway back to Dongmen, I was able to buy a couple of CNY 10 wooden bracelets for a couple of friends, a CNY 35 polo shirt for my father and a CNY 10 nice gem bracelet for my mom. I was also able to score cheap snacks for my traveling friends at CNY 10 per pack. I still had change left so I snacked on a longganisa-looking delicacy on my way back. It was CNY 5. I think it was overpriced. I didn’t score a ref magnet, which I am collecting by the way, because my friend Claire told me that ref magnets are expensive in China. I didn’t bother looking for one. Haha! Or perhaps I was already too lazy. I am not blaming Claire! I am not! πŸ˜›

P.S. Please pardon the quality of photos taken (used mobile phone) as I was too tired to bring my other camera and take better shots as well. haha! πŸ˜›

How to Get Here

Subway Line 2, Laojie Stn, Exit D. Follow the signs so you won’t get lost in the maze. πŸ˜‰

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