This major road contains or feeds off to shopping temples like the Jingrun Pearl Shop, the Guobin Department Store, and the Yanglan Crystal Shop. Few hotels and tourist guides in Sanya will not include a trip to Jiefang Road, which is close to the center of downtown, on their must-see lists.
This is the largest agricultural market in Sanya. Everything from fresh seafood to fruits, furniture and fake DVDs and CDs are sold here. It runs off Jiefang Road, in downtown Sanya.
Sanya Pearl Square
A sprawling mall underneath a Perspex atrium that sells pearls, pearls and more pearls. Tired of shopping for pearls? Sanya Pearl Square also has a cinema, a gym and a bookstore.
Sanya shopping tips
Credit cards are welcome in most major shops and all hotels. However, gentle bargaining and haggling is welcome too, and fun, but it can only be done with cash. Even in formal antique stores, a little bit of bargaining is expected but as always, good humor is required and everyone loses face if prices are set too high, or bargained too low.
There are plenty of rip offs to be bought here, just as there are in every tourist mecca anywhere in the world. Shoppers may want to consider whether or not they really need a certain purchase before forking out a considerable sum on something that may be of dubious quality.