(Kaifeng and Luoyang) / Famous Shops and StoresIntroduction
Kaifeng is one of the seven major ancient capitals in China. Its imitations of ancient Guan porcelain are well known in the country.
Luoyang is one of the seven main ancient capitals in China. The city boasts many historical sites, such as Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple and Ancient Tomb Museum. Every year, Luoyang Peony Fair attracts numerous tourists. The imitations of the tri-colored glazed pottery of the Tang Dynasty produced in Luoyang are full of unique charm.
Commercial City Building
With a construction area of over 16,000 sq m, the plaza is located in an eight-story building. The first, second and third floors sell a wide variety of commodities. The plaza includes over a dozen parts, selling household electrical appliances, pearls and jewels, cosmetics, leather products, knitwear, shoes and hats, toys, garments and food.
It is a comprehensive multifunctional state-owned commercial enterprise. The plaza has 13 departments, selling a wide variety of commodities, such as hardware, household electrical appliances, articles of everyday use, at retail and wholesale. The plaza cooperates with many counterparts in China and does both domestic and foreign trade.
Liu Hulan Non-staple Food Building
Zhengzhou Department Store
The department store sells over 25,000 varieties of commodities. After it was enlarged, it has a total area of 46,000sq m, 98 m high. With a central garden, a scene-viewing elevator, and a revolving recreational hall, it is an ideal modern shopping center.
Hualian Commercial Building
As a chain store of the national Hualian Group, it has a business area of 15,800 sq m. In the building there are 11 malls, selling textiles, garments, shoes and hats, articles for daily use, furniture, telecommunications equipment, in addition to hotels, teahouses and recreational equipment.
Zijingshan Department Store
It sells more than 20,000 kind of commodities, such as articles for daily use, arts and crafts, cultural articles, musical instruments, medical apparatus and instruments, cigarettes, wine, food, shoes, hats, garments, gold and silver ornaments, etc. To turn it-self into a modern plaza, the store has constructed a 21story comprehensive building, 98.6 m high, and an underground parking lot, with an area of 1,300-sq m.
Famous Shops and Stores
Handicrafts of Kaifeng
Bian embroidery is one of famous Chinese embroideries, showing Kaifeng's unique characteristics. Known for its exquisite workmanship, bright colors and an elegant taste, Bian embroidery usually represents famous paintings of the past ages, and portraits of famous personages.
Zhuxian Town Woodblock New Year Pictures
Handicrafts of Luoyang
Luoyang Bronze Ware
As one of the five famous varieties of porcelain in the Song Dynasty, Ru porcelain is produced in Ruzhou. The imitations of ancient porcelain ware by the Ru Porcelain Factory of Linru County have been well received at the domestic and international markets due to their high quality and bright colors.
Luoyang Palace Lanterns
Luoyang palace lanterns first appeared in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220). At the beginning they were only hung in the imperial palace, and later such lanterns were widely spread among the people. The red gauze round lantern is the most famous because of its beautiful shape, and exquisite calligraphy and painting, suiting both refined and popular tastes. They are used as auspicious ornaments.
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