Dong Men (东门, East Gate) is a shopping area in the east of Shenzhen in Luohu district. It consists of several shopping streets with smaller shops and restaurants and two big shopping malls: Moi and Sun Plaza. Good area to find clothes, bed clothes and curtains.
Busy square in Dong Men with international fastfood chains KFC and McDonalds (april 2009)
First about the main shopping streets of Dong Men : it always seems to be very busy, especially in the weekends. Good place to find bargains, either in the countless small streets or in the two big shopping malls. Generally the quality is a bit better inside the big malls, but it can also be fun to spend some hours looking at the countless small shops. In the two big department there are also stores that sell good quality bed sets. Ranging in price from a few hundred to several thousand yuan.
Opposite to the shopping area you will find many shops that sell curtains and bed clothes. I have been to HuaJia fabric plaza and to Dong Men Curtain World. When you get off the bus at Dong Men stop and walk towards the footbridge you will see HuaJia fabric plaza. Inside HuaJia on the 2nd and 3rd floor there are many small curtain shops. Curtain World is located behind HuaJia. On the 3rd and 4th floor many fabrics are sold to make your own clothes or curtains. On the 5th and 6th floor there are many small curtain shops again. We bought our curtains there. Prices range from 15Y to 50Y per square meter.
Here is a map of DongMen shopping area:
click on the map to go to the full version on szcityguide.com
Dongmen in 1980
8/10 for shopping : lots of different shops, also some nice restaurants. Don't expect to find Gucci (at least the real one), but lots of clothes from very cheap to good Chinese brands.
How to get there?
Subway : laojie station exit A. Turn left and you should see the crowds.
Bus : many busses go to east gate. For example 102, 103B, 113 and 203. Just follow the crowd when you get off the bus to the shopping streets. Probably you will have to cross over a foodbridge to the other side of the road.
|Last Updated ( Saturday, 30 January 2010 )|