Xizang Nan Lu Flower and Bird Market

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405 Xizang Nan Lu
With crowded narrow lanes and all manner of wildlife crammed into some disturbing conditions, this is a market for animal lovers to steer clear of. It is possible to avoid some of the worst stalls and stick to the flower and plant specialists however, especially those which line the street outside of the main market. Despite their position on the main thoroughfare outdoors, it’s still possible to get some good value plants from these units, just be sure to bargain hard.

Recommended shops
Unit A037 (138 1806 1609) Monica Flower is one of the nicer indoor shops and offers a range of cut flower services (such as wedding and birthday gifts) in addition to selling small plants. Bonsai trees start from 65RMB for small, desk-top friendly versions, and reach 500RMB for bigger offerings. There’s also a good range of hanging flowers, cacti and potted flowers starting from 10RMB.

Unit 019 (no tel) This store specialises in beautiful bonsai plants with a welcoming owner who is very willing to teach you how to tell the difference between the different varieties. Prices vary depending on type and presentation (call in for a quote).
Venue name: Xizang Nan Lu Flower and Bird Market
Opening hours: 8am-5pm daily
Metro: Laoximen
English address: 405 Xizang Nan Lu, near Fangbang Lu, Huangpu district
Chinese address: 黄浦区西藏南路405号近方浜中路