Every Chinese city these days has a "historic pedestrian shopping street," and Zhongshan Road (中山路) is Xiamen's. In its favor, it collection of historic buildings from Xiamen's colonial period combining Western architectural styles with seaside flare is more authentic than similar stretches in other cities. The Zhongshan Road shopping area is more than just this one road, encompassing several adjacent lanes, also filled with old buildings, and nearby Dingan Road (定安路) with its lively night market.
Shoppers will find both international and domestic brand-name stores as well local and independent stores. One of the premier department stores containing major luxury brands is Hong Kong-based PCD Stores at 76 Zhongshan Road (中山路76号). Even if you're not interested in shopping, there's plenty to do in the area, such as trying the various snacks, savoring fresh tropical fruit juice, and treating yourself to a massage.