Business Hours

Normal office hours in Guangzhou are 9am – 5pm or longer (depending on the kind of business) on weekdays, and 9am – 1pm on Saturdays. Major Banks are open 9am – 4:30pm on weekdays, and 9am – 12:30pm on Saturdays. Closed Sundays and public holidays.

Some shops are open every day throughout the year, some only closing during the Chinese New Year holiday. Because the people don’t’ celebrate the Christmas day in Guangzhou, so that the shops and the restaurant still opening.

Generally, opening hours are 10 am-6pm (Most of the Guangzhou wholesale Markets close at 6 PM). However, many stores in busy retail areas like Beijing Lu, Shangxiajiu lu and the shopping mall like the Teemall, open until 9:30 AM and close at 10-11PM

Most restaurants stay open until 11pm or later, while some bars and clubs in areas keep going through the night.

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  1. Is Guangzhou and Yiwu closed on any day for Christmas and New Year? I am planning to visit from 24th
    Also is there any weekly off at the two places. What is the best means of reaching Yiwu from Guangzhou. Flights seem too costly. Are high speed trains cheaper? How to book them? Thanks and Regards.

    • in guangzhou ,the wholesale markets and close during the chiense new year, but most of shop still open . not high speed train from GZ to Yiwu,only from gz to Hangzhou .

      • Does anyone know exactly when the markets close and when they are back in business again? Especially the Liwan plaza jewellery market and the New Asian electronics market. 

        • I think you mean after the chinese new year when the shop open again , the chinese new year at 19,Feb, 2015, so most of the wholesale market will close at 17,Feb , and almost all the the wholesale market will back in business at 1, March and some at 28,Feb . most of time, the wholesale market will close 10 days during the Chinese New Year.
          as you mentinon the Liwan Plaza , open at 9:30 , and most of shopes at Liwan plaza will close at 7-8 PM , as for the the New Asian electronics market, will open at 9: 30, close at 7 PM.

          • Hi Victor, do you know the hours of Liwan Plaza on Saturdays and Sundays? Are most shops open those days?? thanks!

          • Hi there
            same as before, most of time,the shopes in Liwan Plaza open at 9:00-1010 AM, and close at at 7 pm , maybe some are close at 10 PM. becasue always busy at the Shangxiu Jiu Pedestrian Street.

          • Hi Victor, thanks for your fast reply… do you mean Liwan Plaza keeps the same hours, 7 days a week? thanks!

  2. Hi There,

    We are planning to visit guangzhou jewelry wholesale markets and bags markets, are they fully open on saturday?

    Thank you.

  3. I’m planning to go to Guangzhou from 04 Feb untill 10 Feb I’m going to find wholesale close because of Chinese New year or I will find open and enjoy my shopping. And there is any day off through the week all all working?
    Thank you

  4. Hi
    Are whole sale markets leather , bags etc open on April 1st Sunday easter ?

    • Yes, they are still open during the easte, the wholesale marekts just close during Chinese New Year

      • Hi Victor,

        I am planning to visit Optical City and other wholesale dealers in Guangzhou in the month of June 2019.

        Would like to know/reconfirm that the optical wholesale market such as Optical City Mall located at No. 260 Renmin Zhong Lu, Liwan District, Guangzhou and other optical and leather handbag wholesalers open 7 days a week throughout the year except close on CNY? Please confirm.

        And also, can you please advise what time they open and close?

        Thank you very much.

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