Huaqiangbei (Chinese: 华强北; pinyin: Huáqiángběi, also translated in Huaqiang North) is an area in Shenzhen. It runs from Shennan Boulevard at SEG Plaza near Huaqianglu Station on the Shenzhen Metro for one kilometer north to the Pavilion Hotel. It is the spine of a concentrated shopping and restaurant area, with cross streets Zhen Zhong Lu, Zhen Hua Lu and Zhen Xing Lu. Hua Fa Lu is immediately parallel to the east with Yan Nan Lu further away.
The area is characterized by tree-lined streets with wide (5-20 meter) footpaths. Huaqiangbei itself is lined by large buildings each specializing in commercial electronics, consumer electronics or women's clothing. The latter range from top Hong Kong and international designer label shops to locally produced good quality clothing, shoes and bags. Fake goods are largely absent from this area, unlike the other major shopping areas of Dongmen and Luohu Commercial City.
The surrounding streets are lined by clothing shops, hotels, restaurants from all provinces of China with prices ranging from 10RMB to 100RMB per person, western fast food outlets, massage parlours (only for massage), discothèques, various small stores and several international supermarkets.
There are three metro stations near this area, there are Huaqiang Road Station of Luobao Line, Huaqiang North Station of Shekou Line, Huaxin Station of Longgang Line. Huaqiang North Station is located the center of this area, so there is very crowd in the metro station.
There is a large number of buildings related to the Huaqiangbei hub. This district mainly does electronics and is home to a few clothing malls (about 3-5 clothing markets) and over 50 markets with electronic goods. Each electronic market is large and multi-storied. Each building usually specialize in a specific area of sales. For example one of the markets LongShen Market does accessories, mainly for Apple products like the iPhone 5 and iPad/iPad mini. There are markets selling just parts, refurbished phones or simply Chinese phones, LED markets.
There is on-going construction for the forth metro line, which will make place even more crowded. Several new buildings are pending completion as well. There, work never stops, new floors of markets are built daily, and office remodeling rampant.
Father streets all specialize on delivery services, cargo services, post office agents (DHL,Fedex,UPS,HK Post, China Post, Singapore Post, Swiss Post etc.) There are more post office agents available in this area than usual as compared to other areas, and several streets. offer postage services, on top of the usual night clubs and small-ish casinos. Buildings are often connected via pedestrian bridges, and it is a thriving business district. Tourists are easy to spot, coming from various parts of the world.
- "HuaQiangBeiMap". HAXLR8R. Retrieved 4 December 2013.