Top shops on Qingdao’s Daxue Road

Qingdao's oldest street offers junk shops, crafts and cafes

For a leisurely shopping trip in Qingdao, China, or just a pleasant stroll, head to Daxue Road, a collegiate boulevard that leads to the seaside. On this street – the oldest in all Qingdao – you’ll find yourself walking beneath trees and red tile roofs, with old junk shops and cool purveyors of handmade crafts appearing along the way. Rest at one of its many cafes and take in the slow life, Qingdao-style.


30 Daxue Road
With a focus on comfort, this boutique does casual womenswear and has become popular with the university crowd.

Qingdao shopping
Credit: Wu Min

Flower Time

24 Daxue Road
Selling handicrafts, picture books and plants. Enjoy a coffee on its large terrace.

Qingdao shopping
Credit: Wang Hai Bin/Imaginechina

Whispering Words of the Tea

22 Daxue Road
Tea aromas flood this shop, where you can buy all varieties of leaves as well as teaware.

Qingdao shopping
Credit: Wang Hai Bin/Imaginechina
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