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Qingping Medicine Market

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Address: Huangsha Avenue, Liwan District, Guangzhou 510130, China
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+86 20 8122 9988
00:00 - 00:00
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Many Chinese traditional herbs

If you know Chinese traditional herbs and medicine, you will enjoy this place more. There are loads and loads of shops selling in bulk and they do sell to individuals in a small... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you know Chinese traditional herbs and medicine, you will enjoy this place more. There are loads and loads of shops selling in bulk and they do sell to individuals in a small scale. They are friendly people and don't chase you away for buying in small quantity.

Thank Mavis T
Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This market is gigantic and hence you will see many products that are the same. Nonetheless, the atmosphere was well worth a visit and exploring the alleys deep inside the market was incredibly interesting. The products themselves are less attractive but overall my friends and i had a good time there.

Thank Trahlem
Pleasanton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This market is one of China's largest and most famous market. On sale are medicines, spices, dried seafood, grains, meat and live animals.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

They have a large variety of herbs from all over china. Each one claims that theirs is the organic variety.

Thank lowmeilin
Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

You can neither study the traditional medicine here, nor understand even the basic principles of it, but this place is nevertheless very picturesque and worth visiting

Thank Zeituni
Glass House Mountains, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This market is located just off one of the main pedestrian malls in Guangzhou. It is there to solely serve the local population and is not a tourist attraction. But because it is so traditional it is therefore a tourist attraction. Each shop or stall is full of hundreds of herbs, spices, dried flowers, leaves, barks, animal bones and parts... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

If you're going to visit Shamian island this is a good add-on. There are several small streets lined with dried items that go into Chinese medicine. They are interesting to look at, especially because they're all in one area. It is not worth coming here just for this. The streets near here are interesting (all part of an old market... More 

Thank Beezel44
Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Everything about the chinese herbs, and medicines. Countless shops, and endless species of items for health care. Smell it, try it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Like everyone said here. This place is fascinating! The place used to be full of street vendors hawking goods for traditional medicine, a wet market with live stock for food, etc. A few blocks away is the pet market. Now you see is after the government went in after SARS and cleaned up the place to spruce up the image... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Filled to the brim with weird products, 1. Dried Sea Horses 2. 1000 USD Mushrooms the size of car tyres. 3. Anything that was once alive, now dead and dried it's a place straight out of a movie, must visit!!

Thank Milinda S

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