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Caojiadu Flower Market

Map shows the location of Caojiadu Flower Market

Spread out over three floors, Caojiadu is the largest and busiest of Shanghai's flower markets.

The flowers here, which include roses, orchids and sunflowers, are fresher and cheaper than those found in the city's florists. The market provides a good opportunity for visitors to try out their haggling skills and vendors will welcome the opportunity to negotiate on prices.

It's not just flowers and plants that you will find here at wholesale prices - you can also buy turtles and fish for outside water features, decorative rocks, caged birds, gardening tools and home furnishings.

The flower market is in the heart of the Caojiadu business area. Caojiadu, once a shabby, run-down part of town has become the centre of Shanghai West as office buildings, shopping centres and restaurants have sprung up and gentrification has brought young professionals and academics to the area.


Caojiadu is Shanghai's largest and liveliest flower market

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