Macau Wholesale Clothing

Q: Can you please tell me what area of Macau is good for wholesale fashion clothing? I will have just one day in Macau later this year and I need to know the best place to go.

To our knowledge, Macau is not known for the wholesale of clothes, or for shopping in general. There are some clothes-makers in the city, but no large markets. There are clothing shops on Avenida de Horta e Costa (Gaoshide Dajie), Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida (Helan Yuan), Avenida do Infante Dom Henrique (Yinhuangzi Dajie), and in Zone Nam Van (Nanwan Damalu). There are some clothes-makers and shops near Rua dos Mercadores? (Yingdi Dajie), Rotunda de Carlos da Maia (Sanzhandeng), or Ruins of St. Paul's, where you can probably find some inexpensive clothes, epspecially of traditional Chinese style. For more information about products of Macau, you can try http://madeinmacau.net/, which is run by the association of Macau manufacturers.

Some flea markets are located in old city Macau, on Rua dos Ervanários (Guanqian Zhengjie) and Rua de Nossa Senhora do Amparo (Guanqian Houjie), close to Ruins of St. Paul's.

If you're serious about buying clothes wholesale, you should probably go to Shenzhen, Humen and Guangzhou, where you'll find large wholesale markets. They're just a couple of hours away from Macau and Hong Kong. The difference is that you need a visa to go to these cities whereas most likely you can travel to Macau and Hong Kong visa-free.

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Thank you for your help. In that case can you please tell me the best places to visit in Macau for leisure and also can you please tell me which area of Shenzhen is the best place to visit for fashion wholesale buying as we will be there for several days also. I appreciate any help you can give me as this is our first visit to China. Kind Regards from Australia.

Macau is much smaller than Hong Kong - the population of Macau is half a million whereas there are 7 million residents in Hong Kong. One main attraction in Macau is, of course, casinos. Historic Center of Old Macau is a neighborhood in the southwestern part of Macau, a mixture of old Portuguese and Chinese buildings, streets and squares. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site a few years back due to its cultural significance. The signature tour attraction of Macau is the Ruins of St. Paul's, the facade of an old church that was originally built in the 17th century and was burned down in the 19th. There are many old churches that still stand today. There is Monte Fort, built in the 17th century. A-Ma Temple is a Chinese shrine for the goddess that protects the local people, especially the sailors. Around here one will also find some good restaurants, as well as on Rua do Almirante Sérgio. On the notable dining places are in the city centre on Rua Central and Travessa de S.Domingos, and in the area near the Kun Iam Statue. Macau Fisherman's Wharf is located on the eastern coast of Macau, near Macau Maritime Terminal. This is new place for dining, shopping and entertainment.

If you do intend to go to Shenzhen and buy clothes wholesale, you might as well travel to Guangzhou, Dongguan and Humen. Guangzhou is about the same as Shenzhen and there are large wholesale markets over there. Humen is a smaller place south of Guangzhou which is major center of clothes production. Dongguan is located on the way between Guangzhou and Shenzhen. These places are fairly close to each other and one can travel from place to another in a couple of hours.

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