During the 18th and 19th centuries, Canton (present-day Guangzhou) was the centre of foreign trade in China. There were some busy shopping streets near the foreign factories in the southwest suburbs of the Canton city along the Pearl River, with rows of stores selling various crafts and curiosities, tea leaves, local products, snacks and drinks. The target customers were mostly foreign traders. This exhibition showcases a wide variety of China trade art collections to reconstruct scenes of the bustling shopping paradise in Canton. What's more, visitors will immerse themselves in the interactive animations created by local animators the Tsui Brothers, as they embark on an artistic window-shopping tour!
Guided Tour for Public