Shop: Zhuhai Furniture Shopping

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So, one of the next best thing living in Macao is that we’re just 30 minutes from the border of Zhuhai and about 20 mins to this wonderful furniture wood village in 中山, Zhongshan that sells everything at wholesale cost price made for export and distribution. It’s kind of like a household wonderland with more products to choose from than you can buy.

They also do international export, so you can pretty much furnish your whole apartment elsewhere and pay shipping charges – import taxes and all to be advised. You can custom make and order wooden furniture in all shapes, colours and sizes for a fraction of the price you see in the shops in Macau or Hong Kong, even with the transportation costs factored in.

There’s also granite and marble workshops where you can custom make or buy sculptures of buddhas and the mythical creatures that guard the old doorways. stone buddha zhongshan zhongshan ming chairs china

And then there are nooks and corners selling antique doors and beautiful stainglass doors like these. All from Guangzhou and part of their colonial past.  If you’ve been to Shamian Island in Guangzhou, you will get the architectural references. stain glass doors zhong shan

There are new wood pieces beaten up to look like old and a fraction of the price – you have to bargain a little. And then there are brand new pieces – here’s how the laser cutting on wood starts wood carving

And violà, spot of colour for our home, with bits and pieces of my favourite things from everywhere we’ve travelled to, well mostly me lugging things back!10428019_759982867414055_1672941626517834597_n

As for food, go to Jin Yin Xuan at Prince Charming hotel for yumcha before you set out for shopping or it could be the perfect lunch pitstop before crossing the border back to Macao. It was hairy crab season, so crab roe and hairy crab deliciousness found its way into xiaolongbaos too. These were great, individual orders at 38RMB each. The season runs Oct- end Nov. zhuhai xiaolongbao All the dimsum as well as roast meats hit the spot, and it’s nice to end with this “egg fan” 蛋扇, which is deep fried porous dough dipped and served dipping with honey.

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Yumcha Dimsum @ Prince Charming Hotel (you can see it once you cross the Macau border into China) Jin Yuan 32 Wiki Road, Gongbei Port, Zhuhai City | 4th floor of Charming HotelZhuhaiChina。 Dining for 2 pax if you over order like we do, it works out to 120-150RMB per person.

To get to the furniture village, it’s a 15 min taxi ride (50RMB), or you can head over to the bus terminus and get Bus 31 (2RMB), it’s a 45-60mins bus ride and the bus meanders through the industrial area, which is a great way to see Zhuhai and Zhongshan. 中山市三乡镇 (古鹤)华财古玩城

We have a few favourites, but probably the most foreigner friendly is Mandy’s home. They have a great range of products and you won’t miss it. Shipping all depends on how much and what you buy as it’s measured by cubic metres at 168RMB/cubic metre.



    Dec 13, 2014 @ 02:05:19

    I would love to visit your area some day! It looks beautiful and I would love to try some of the egg pan!


    • bilbaobab
      Dec 13, 2014 @ 23:24:44

      Aw it is lovely and with so many products “made in China”, it’s so much more inexpensive shopping around here… And the food! Yum! :) Let me know when you make it out here on your next big trip!


  2. Jess
    Nov 26, 2016 @ 23:34:40

    Great advice! May I ask what you paid for the green and red console tables? Just working out whether it’s worth the trip. Thank you!


    • bilbaobab
      Nov 27, 2016 @ 13:14:15

      I can’t remember but something along the lines of 1500-1600RMB for each


  3. Mehul Suri
    Dec 27, 2017 @ 22:58:25

    I’m going to Zhuhai this January. I wanted to ask if you have the addresses of the stores you bought the furniture from. Look forward to your reply.


  4. Eli
    May 09, 2019 @ 15:43:08

    Is this the antique city? I’ve heard people in hk mention hat place for shopping from macau. I have China visa multiple entry, will that work to go from macau to this shopping area? How is the English in the shops?

    Thank you so much, this article was a great read!


    • admin
      May 10, 2019 @ 17:15:13

      Yes it is! with the roads now open I think you might be able to get a car directly from HK to Zhong Shan (it’s another 20-30mins drive from Zhuhai the China border of Macao). Maybe check google maps as you could avoid going a big loop to Macau then China when you can go directly by road from HK.

      I’m not sure about English levels as I communicated solely in Mandarin… but they are nice and friendly so maybe google translate or hand gestures would work! good luck!


      • Eli
        May 12, 2019 @ 09:38:32

        Thank you for the advice, we took a trip there yesterday using the HK-Zhuhai ferry then jumped in a taxi to the Antique village. Mandy was lovely and the furniture gorgeous! The prices were significantly cheaper than what we could buy in Hong Kong. Thanks again!


        • admin
          May 16, 2019 @ 19:14:21

          I’m so happy it worked out and hope you bought some beautiful furnitures for the home!!


  5. Laura
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 13:57:13

    Hi, does anyone have the contact for Mandy please


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