I Saw Jay Chou At Guilin Night Market!

Posted by : foongpc | Wednesday, August 25, 2010 | Published in


Yes, I saw Jay Chou at the Guilin Night Market! But let's not jump the boat.

After we came back from Daxu Ancient Town, we went back to our hotel, took a shower and went straight to sleep!

We slept for about one and a half hour then proceeded to go out for a simple chap fan (economy rice) dinner. No photos of the chap fan as they were just the normal rice with meat and vegetables.

After dinner, we decided to visit the Guilin Night Market which was located along the Zhong Shan Road, the main road of Guilin City. The night market was probably a few blocks long, with hundreds of stalls in red tents.

It seems that every night, small Chinese merchants would come to Zhong Shan Road and set up stalls at this night market.

There were many things on sale and the good thing is you can bargain to your heart's content. Definitely a bargain shoppers paradise!

Souvenirs galore!

Third row from the bottom - can you see what looks like round buns? I did not get a close shot of these buns but they looked like the real thing, all ready to be eaten!

Lights with cute and attractive designs! Can you see Doraemon, Ultraman and Hello Kitty?

Beautiful fans!

Chinese musical instruments and music CDs!

Can you see those black, egg shaped instruments? They are called Xun, a flute-like instrument that is made of clay or ceramic. I have seen these ancient Chinese musical instrument on TV before but it was my first time seeing the real thing here in Guilin!

I was so excited I almost ended up buying one. It seemed to come with an instruction manual teaching you how to play the instrument.

Handicrafts galore! These looked pretty cute!

Food, snacks, fruits and drinks were also available at this night market.

Can you see the luo han guo fruits at the left side of the photo above? These luo han guo were quite popular and could be seen being sold at many places in Guilin.

And then, I saw Jay Chou!

Not Jay Chou in person, but on T-shirts! Haha!

Can you spot Jay Chou in the photo above?

Of course, I did not only see Jay Chou but also many other celebrities. Can you spot all the other celebrities?

Oh! There's Britney Spears, Osama bin Laden, Michael Jackson, David Beckham, Barack Obama, Marilyn Monroe, Jolin Tsai, and more!

I was quite impressed! Don't you think they are nice?

It is also at this Guilin Night Market that I bought the mini mahjong which I offered as a prize for my Top 3 Commenter Contest last year. Read more about the souvenirs I bought HERE.

Besides what were shown in the photos above, there were many other things on sale which I did not take photos of. Among them were clothes, leather goods and jewellery.

If you ever go to Guilin, do not miss the Guilin Night Market!


(101) Comments

  1. lina said...

    Cheh! XD

    August 25, 2010 at 4:46 AM
  2. lina said...

    I knew it! Never trust Foong's post and always read to the end! LOL

    August 25, 2010 at 4:47 AM
  3. lina said...

    Wah! Finally became first here after many moons.:P

    August 25, 2010 at 4:48 AM
  4. lina said...

    I like the fans. :)

    August 25, 2010 at 4:48 AM
  5. fufu said...

    holly crap >< where is jay chou!!! ahahaha but anyway the lights are beautiful ya :)

    August 25, 2010 at 7:31 AM
  6. Caroline said...

    cheh cheh cheh!!! i tot REAL person of Jay Chou! wth!

    August 25, 2010 at 8:46 AM
  7. Caroline said...

    seriously, it really a bargain shoppers paradise! :D and the bun, r u sure all ready to be eaten?

    August 25, 2010 at 8:47 AM
  8. Caroline said...

    eee d light with variety design looks so cute!! haha i spotted piggy!! :p

    August 25, 2010 at 8:48 AM
  9. Caroline said...

    those t-shirts wit celebs on it looks so cool! got Mariah Carey or not?? hahaha

    August 25, 2010 at 8:49 AM
  10. Isley Chang~ said...

    LOL... you got us~ tot is real in person.

    August 25, 2010 at 9:16 AM
  11. Naomi said...

    cheh che!!! all looks very interesting. Looks like not very crowded. must be pleasant to walk with no crowd

    August 25, 2010 at 9:33 AM
  12. khengsiong said...

    Cheated by you again...

    August 25, 2010 at 10:44 AM
  13. Reanaclaire said...

    wah..like that must go guilin market.. btw, how come u can remember the itinerary so well.. u wrote them down? geng! next time when i travel, i must remember to bring a journal along..

    August 25, 2010 at 10:54 AM
  14. Unknown said...

    The one i like the most none othere than MJ..... wish he was still alive ,,sigh.

    take care now ya

    August 25, 2010 at 11:08 AM
  15. bluecrystaldude said...

    LOL! I thought you met them for real man! Dush Dush!

    August 25, 2010 at 11:31 AM
  16. bluecrystaldude said...

    Beautiful though. Very artistry :)

    August 25, 2010 at 11:32 AM
  17. iamthewitch said...

    CEH!! :P I thought you saw Jay Chou lookalike in real, mana tau only Jay Chou in painting! :P

    Anyway, those fans looked really nice!! Next time get one for me! :P

    August 25, 2010 at 11:37 AM
  18. handmade holiday gift ideas said...

    You and Marc would love it there, the scenery around the city is amazing and the night market was a lot of fun!

    August 25, 2010 at 11:59 AM
  19. Cloudia said...

    Love it! I want to play the Xun

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki :)

    Comfort Spiral

    August 25, 2010 at 12:13 PM
  20. foongpc said...

    lina, hahaha!! You fell for my trick? Congrats for being FC! : )

    August 25, 2010 at 12:48 PM
  21. Merryn said...

    yeah... BIG CHEH!!!!

    ish ish ish....

    August 25, 2010 at 12:49 PM
  22. Merryn said...

    like dat kan.. i saw famous ppl everyday! thru paintings.. hehehheheh..

    August 25, 2010 at 12:49 PM
  23. foongpc said...

    fufu, eh can't you see Jay Chou on the T-shirt? Haha!

    August 25, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    Ok! You have the most exciting life!! I love how you share it with all of us but I must say when you saw the ghost was my favorite and quite exciting!!!!! Missed stopping by but so glad to see you are still my favorite adventurer! Heidi

    August 25, 2010 at 1:38 PM
  25. [SK] said...

    hey, I saw David Beckham at Guilin Night Market too~~

    August 25, 2010 at 1:55 PM
  26. [SK] said...

    hey, I saw Barrack Obama at Guilin Night Market too~~

    August 25, 2010 at 1:56 PM
  27. [SK] said...

    hey, I saw Michael Jackson at Guilin Night Market too~~ ooopss!! :p

    August 25, 2010 at 1:56 PM
  28. [SK] said...

    hey, I saw Bruce Lee at Guilin Night Market too~~ waliao eh!! :D

    August 25, 2010 at 1:57 PM
  29. [SK] said...

    hey, I saw Marilyn Monroe at Guilin Night Market too~~ OMG!! @_@"

    August 25, 2010 at 1:57 PM
  30. [SK] said...

    hey, I saw Britney Spears at Guilin Night Market too~~

    August 25, 2010 at 1:58 PM
  31. [SK] said...

    hey, I saw Andy Lau at Guilin Night Market too~~

    August 25, 2010 at 1:58 PM
  32. [SK] said...

    hey, I saw JJ Lin at Guilin Night Market too~~

    August 25, 2010 at 1:58 PM
  33. [SK] said...

    hey, I saw Jolin Tsai at Guilin Night Market too~~

    August 25, 2010 at 1:59 PM
  34. [SK] said...

    but I didn't see you, PANDA, at Guilin Night Market woh~~

    August 25, 2010 at 2:00 PM
  35. Erika Toh said...

    Aiks...another tricky post by panda~ ^^ Haiya...you fooled me lar... xP Btw, I love your post~ Many beautiful pictures~ *I like* xD

    August 25, 2010 at 5:10 PM
  36. Tekkaus said...

    Really meh you saw him? Are you sure or not? :p

    August 25, 2010 at 5:20 PM
  37. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...go back and sleep then went to eat economy rice? :p Why so stingy huh? You should have splurged mah

    August 25, 2010 at 5:20 PM
  38. Tekkaus said...

    Looks like night market is a global market huh! Each country will have their own night market. Let's see what so special about theirs. :p

    August 25, 2010 at 5:22 PM
  39. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...a few hundred stalls? That's a lot. How long did the night market stretch? a few km?

    August 25, 2010 at 5:22 PM
  40. Tekkaus said...

    They would do so every night? Wow...in my area...we only have like once a week. Business must be very good over there huh. Hmmm....I noticed all their stalls are the same.

    August 25, 2010 at 5:23 PM
  41. Tekkaus said...

    Can bargain? So it is good then. :p Looks like our petaling street ler.

    August 25, 2010 at 5:24 PM
  42. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! Those buns can be bought here in Malacca's Jonker street too. :p

    August 25, 2010 at 5:25 PM
  43. Tekkaus said...

    Haha :D Yeah! These night lights are cute. I can even spot the buddha. :p are these handmade?

    August 25, 2010 at 5:25 PM
  44. Tekkaus said...

    Wow....a lot of fans indeed. :p Hmmm...those musical instruments look rather weird. How to play it? You should have bought one and show to us.

    August 25, 2010 at 5:26 PM
  45. Tekkaus said...

    Their ahndicraft look pretty normal...I thing we can get it back here in Malaysia. :D

    August 25, 2010 at 5:27 PM
  46. Tekkaus said...

    Guilin people love luo han guo I guess. :p hey, I love luo han guo too. :)

    August 25, 2010 at 5:28 PM
  47. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...those pictures are nice indeed. :D Did you buy any? Must be expensive I guess.

    August 25, 2010 at 5:28 PM
  48. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! I remembered the mini mahjong because I am the winner. :p

    August 25, 2010 at 5:29 PM
  49. Kelvin said...

    Geez~ protest~~
    Tot u really saw him =_=

    August 25, 2010 at 7:12 PM
  50. Anonymous

    The night market scene reminded me of our pasar malam and Chinatown.

    August 25, 2010 at 8:24 PM
  51. foongpc said...

    caroline, haha! Conned you! LOL! The bun is a toy so of course it cannot be eaten. Yes, the lights are cute and you should go there to get your piggy! Am afraid there's no Mariah Carey T shirt otherwise I would have bought it! LOL!!

    August 25, 2010 at 9:20 PM
  52. foongpc said...

    isley chang, haha gotcha! : D

    August 25, 2010 at 9:20 PM
  53. foongpc said...

    ghosty nana, actually it was rather crowded but still bearable : )

    August 25, 2010 at 9:21 PM
  54. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, again? When did I last cheat you? : )

    August 25, 2010 at 9:21 PM
  55. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, yes I wrote down what I did at the end of each day during my travels. I always bring a notebook along for my travels : )

    August 25, 2010 at 9:23 PM
  56. foongpc said...

    eugene, a loyal fan of Michael Jackson, I suppose? : )

    August 25, 2010 at 9:24 PM
  57. foongpc said...

    bluecrystaldude, haha you also kena conned! Hehe

    August 25, 2010 at 9:24 PM
  58. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, you thought I saw Jay Chou lookalike and not the real Jay Chou? LOL!! Yes, those fans are nice! : )

    August 25, 2010 at 9:25 PM
  59. foongpc said...

    handmade holiday gift ideas, huh? Who is Marc?!

    August 25, 2010 at 9:26 PM
  60. foongpc said...

    cloudia, yes I wanted too! Should have bought it!

    August 25, 2010 at 9:26 PM
  61. foongpc said...

    merryn, hahaha!! Yes, I also see famous people everyday in pictures and photos and TV! LOL!!

    August 25, 2010 at 9:28 PM
  62. foongpc said...

    health nut wannabee mom, hi Heidi! It's been a long time! What ever happened to you? Thanks for dropping by my blog again! : )

    August 25, 2010 at 9:29 PM
  63. foongpc said...

    SK, OMG!! You spammed my comments with every celebrity you could name? Haha! But of course you didn't see me! What else is new? LOL!

    August 25, 2010 at 9:30 PM
  64. foongpc said...

    erika toh, haha! Fooled you! Thanks for liking the pictures : )

    August 25, 2010 at 9:39 PM
  65. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, we ate economy rice because we did not feel like splurging that night. Besides, can save some money to splurge on souvenirs at the night market! LOL!

    August 25, 2010 at 9:41 PM
  66. foongpc said...

    kelvin, haha! : D

    August 25, 2010 at 9:41 PM
  67. foongpc said...

    mei teng, yes it's quite similar to our pasar malam actually! : )

    August 25, 2010 at 9:42 PM
  68. Unknown said...

    mmm, Jay Chou on tshirt hor. I don't like these kind of T-shirt, not going to wear them :P

    August 25, 2010 at 10:37 PM
  69. wenn said...

    I would definitely visit it should I go there..

    August 25, 2010 at 10:59 PM
  70. Faisal Admar said...

    arghhhh! i thought real jay chou!

    August 26, 2010 at 1:08 AM
  71. RoseBelle said...

    Gosh, there are so many things sold at night at Guilin market!! In the U.S., it's almost dead at night except for busy streets with good restaurants. If I were at the Guilin market, I think I'd buy up bagfuls of stuff. I'm sure they're cheap, right? Love the celeb t-shirts. The artist is sure good.

    August 26, 2010 at 5:40 AM
  72. jam said...

    The night market is a nice place to visit, right? I have no problem at all visiting it again in the future!

    August 26, 2010 at 11:24 AM
  73. Che-Cheh said...

    Hey the lightings are so cute. Cannot find them here.

    August 26, 2010 at 11:43 AM
  74. Suzanne said...

    Thanks for the pics. The t-shirts are just amazing. The prints look so real.

    August 26, 2010 at 1:34 PM
  75. ladyviral said...

    more like.. if you ever go anywhere... don't miss out any of the night market anywhere! :P

    August 26, 2010 at 5:44 PM
  76. HappySurfer said...

    Awshucks!! No Mariah Carey t-shirt?!! LOL!

    That egg-shaped musical instrument looks interesting. It kinda looks like an avocado too.

    August 26, 2010 at 6:14 PM
  77. Monica said...


    August 27, 2010 at 3:55 AM
  78. Monica said...

    i love the Hello Kitty light haha :D

    August 27, 2010 at 3:56 AM
  79. Ishmael F. Ahab said...

    Who is Jay Chou? ^_^

    Wow. Nice place. Guilin is like Divisoria here in the Philippines but cleaner and less crowded.

    I want to have that shirt being sold in Guilin with Darth Vader printed on it.

    August 27, 2010 at 4:25 PM
  80. Ayie said...

    lol! lina it's always hard to be fc here...I only get lucky those times

    with all those cute souvenirs, I will definitely fork out so much for the shopping =P

    August 28, 2010 at 2:44 PM
  81. LifeRamblings said...

    what a colourful market. love those striking lamps with such lovely designs.

    August 29, 2010 at 12:30 AM
  82. Shingo T said...

    Chey, I thought you really saw Jay Chou in person. Was wondering what he was doing at the Guilin Night market - shootring MTV? Haha.

    August 29, 2010 at 10:42 PM
  83. foongpc said...

    saucer, why you don't like this kind of T shirt? : )

    August 31, 2010 at 10:26 PM
  84. foongpc said...

    wenn, yes it's a great place to visit : )

    August 31, 2010 at 10:27 PM
  85. foongpc said...

    faisal, haha! : )

    August 31, 2010 at 10:28 PM
  86. foongpc said...

    rosebelle, Haha! I'm sure you'll buy bagfuls of stuffs at Gilin night market : )

    August 31, 2010 at 10:34 PM
  87. foongpc said...

    jam, yes I don't mind visiting it again if I ever go to Guilin again : )

    August 31, 2010 at 10:35 PM
  88. foongpc said...

    che-cheh, yup almost tempted to buy those lightings : )

    August 31, 2010 at 10:36 PM
  89. foongpc said...

    suzanne, yeah I love the T shirts! : )

    August 31, 2010 at 10:37 PM
  90. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, haha yes I think you are right! : )

    August 31, 2010 at 10:51 PM
  91. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, haha yeah too bad no MC Tshirts!

    The egg shaped instruments look like avocado? LOL!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:52 PM
  92. foongpc said...

    monica, haha! Yes the Hello Kitty light is nice : )

    August 31, 2010 at 11:13 PM
  93. foongpc said...

    ishmael, Jay Chou is a famous Taiwanese singer.

    T shirt with Darth Vader on it? LOL!

    August 31, 2010 at 11:14 PM
  94. foongpc said...

    ayie, haha better luck next time! :) I'm sure you will have fun shopping there!

    August 31, 2010 at 11:28 PM
  95. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, oh yes I love those lamps too : )

    August 31, 2010 at 11:29 PM
  96. foongpc said...

    shingo T, haha! You fell for my trick?

    August 31, 2010 at 11:31 PM
  97. Maidstone said...

    Lovely market. The place is looking brilliant with those colorful things. I was shocked to see the T-shirt with the picture of Osama. Have a nice time. Bye.

    September 2, 2010 at 2:48 PM
  98. eastcoastlife said...

    The T-shirts with photos of celebrities are so cool!

    September 3, 2010 at 1:28 AM
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