The Qingping Free Market is located on Qingping Road, in the north of Shamian Island., Guangzhou. Qingping Market came into existence in 1979. It is the largest one among several hundred free markets on Qingping Road and it is also the most famous free market. Cantonese are known to eat just about any animal, and the market is world famous for its wild animal trades, although it has been tamer since the SARS outbreak.
You can see the different styles of food that locals buy so they can prepare their daily meals, it was huge and held all sorts of interesting items! Like dried sea cucumbers dried sea horses…etc.Interesting to browse around.The Cantonese like to boil soup over slow flame for at least 2 hour; suppose to be a good tonic to keep the doctors away.This market offers all kind of herbal ingredients for the soup pot.
You can find endless rows of seafood, turtles, fish, snakes, and all parts of animals are on display for your shopping pleasure…..gosh you name it and you can find it here. There were other parts of the market that had dry goods .
Every day people come here to buy up to several thousand, including people or near the cities of Guangzhou and cities there are many visitors from Hong Kong and Taiwang, including foreigners want to come here for.
Next time you come to Guangzhou, if you want to see the Chinese traditional outdoors free market and want to buy some fresh things in market full of Chinese uniqueness, we suggest you go to the largest free market in Guangzhou – the Qingping Free Market.[Not a valid template]
Metro: Take line 2 and get off at ‘Huangsha’.