Life in China:
A day at the local market

A staple of Life in China is the Local Market. Of course you find supermarkets and department stores in the cities, even Walmarts, but not far from them, you will always find the local market or shopping alleys, which is not necessarily just for shopping. Folks come to socialize, these are essential meeting places for the local communities.

Here's a picture tour of the local market and shopping streets, just around the corner from our hotel in Jiu Jiang.

Life in China - The Local Market
Transporting goods to shop

Life in China - The Local Market
The Flower Stands

Life in China - The Local Market
Setting up early in the morning

Life in China - The Local Market
By car, truck, bicycle, scooter, anything goes...

Life in China - The Local Market
Rickshaws still abound

Life in China - The Local Market
...And for all your household needs...

Life in China - The Local Market
...many of the same shops...

Life in China - The Local Market
...lining the street...

Life in China - The Local Market
Fresh fruit stands

Life in China - The Local Market
...and produce market...

Life in China - The Local Market
Streets get busier later in the day

Life in China - The Local Market
The local tailor shop

Life in China - The Local Market
And the local grocer...

Life in China - The Local Market
...noodles...

Life in China - The Local Market
...grains and dried goods...

Life in China - The Local Market
...paper products and more...

Life in China - The Local Market
The liquor/medicinal store?

Life in China - The Local Market
...clothing made to measure...

Life in China - The Local Market
A very good day at the market indeed...

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