Qingping Medicine Market
Qingping Medicine Market
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
There are many users of traditional Chinese medicine. Many of the ingredients can be purchased at this market. Also on sale are live scorpions, turtles, seahorses, animal horns, dried fish, many medicinal mushrooms, some being gigantic, many different kinds of animal parts, and much more.
Written 2 March 2024
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ScambusterSZ
Sydney, Australia1,796 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
Guanzhou was built as a trading city in the 1700's and the whole area was warehousing and trading stores to export Chinese products to the new world.

The revamped QingPing market area still gives the feeling of the bygone era with bulk bales of everything being traded and packaged for shipping.

These days they use masking tape and iPhones as their tools.

There is more than one building, so you should wander through the small streets which still have produce akong either side, and then drift into the 3-4 level buildings packed with all kinds of weird stuff as noted in many posts. Ginseng is a big seller and responsible for some of the pungent aromas you will experience.

On the street level you will find antique and trinket shops with some real and some replica pieces, coins, opium pipes, swords, walking sticks, pottery and figurines.

They also have live pets like Aquarium fish, turtles, puppies and kittens along some streets.

The area takes up a few blocks between Shamian Island and the Holiday Inn hotel. If you go through the underpass under the Holiday Inn, you can wander down into the market area which ends on the large road separating the markets from Shamian Island. After you can head over to Shamian or back to the Holiday Inn which is on one of the 2 old walking streets in old Guangzhou called Dishifu Road. Worth a wander.

It's between
Written 23 October 2022
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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China2,774 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A couple of hours before our visit to HuangSha Fish Market (TA reviewed) we briefly visited this medicine and spice market.

Between the markets we strolled around ShaMian Island which is across the busy road.

We didn’t explore the three floors of the market as we’ve been there a few times (see TA reviewed March 2017) but limited ourselves to the ground floor stalls facing the road as there’s a few selling teas. The expression ‘All the tea in China’ comes to mind!

Anyway, SWMBO bought tea and dried orange peel which SWMBO assures me is a great addition to tea and soups. The tea she bought isn’t in bags or loose but comes packed into individually wrapped, small, dried oranges which gives the tea a very nice hint of orange. Just be aware this is a whole sale market, and they’re not keen on selling less than a kilo of anything, and the tea and dried orange peel isn’t cheap.

Note: Just steep one into hot, not boiling water, and wait a couple of minutes to let the tea percolate out. Very refreshing on these 40/40 days, 40C and 40% humidity.

After SWMBO’s purchases were packed into our rucksack and we carried on walking towards the pedestrian walkway which spans the monstrous traffic intersection and hence to Shamian Island.
Written 30 July 2022
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cpchan01
Singapore, Singapore18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We visited Qingping Medicine Market for the first time. We were awed by the sheer variety and types of Chinese medicine available. The prices of the products were very reasonable and the shopkeepers were very helpful. We were to find everything that we need.
Written 7 January 2020
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LadureeFan
Richmond, VA1,327 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I think if we knew more about herbal remedies, this would have been more meaningful. Still, it was fascinating to stroll through and visit all the booths. Everything you can imagine -- eggs, mushrooms, meats, vegetables, seafood, dried foods, and herbal medicines. Lots of stalls selling the same things --not sure how it works for the vendors -- if they pool their earnings or how exactly they all stay in business. Steps from the subway. Worth a visit.
Written 4 January 2020
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PushExplore
Singapore, Singapore4,958 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
We landed up walking around this place after a busy lunch. The aroma is intense but there are several locals buying all kinds of ingredients for cooking and for medicinal purpose.
Written 14 October 2019
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,921 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
How do they sell all this stuff? ?
Everywhere there are crates, sacks, boxes, of the same stuff. Most of it unrecognisable, at least to western eyes
But it is worth a visit.
We couldn't find the 'live' or meat area though, but did find the aquatics and the pet cat/dog area
Written 12 October 2019
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axels
Lillehammer, Norway2,378 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
There are still thousands of shop with herbs/ medical stuff, tried specialities, pills and more. We are talking here about many streets! - in the end all shops nearly with all the same! There are still some "special streets" with only one product, like turtle street, scorpions street, dog butcher and so on. Last time, many years ago, most of the area was known as " Qingping market" - the worlds largest food market!!?? Today you hardly recognize the area, overall new buildings. ( visit the market some years ago)
Written 29 September 2019
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,496 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Walked through bought nothing. I don't know how genuine and helpful the medicines are. Interesting to go through and see.
Written 18 August 2019
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
There are many things sold at this street market, most of which are offered for the production of Chinese natural medicine. There are many herbs, different types of mushrooms with some being offered for over 10,000 rmb, fins of fish, dried starfish, live scorpions, live turtles and other sea life, and more. It is an interesting place to have a walk through. The top doctors of The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University are non-believers of the benefits of many of the ancient Chinese natural medicine.
Written 4 May 2019
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