gongbei underground market

Border couriers, Zhuhai – 边境走私, 珠海

Always lurking around the stairs to the lower levels of Gongbei Underground, these professionals are a helping hand dodging border restrictions at Gongbei’s Port.

Macanese customs



Everything Gongbei Underground, Zhuhai – 拱北地下广场, 珠海

Gongbei Underground Market (拱北地下广场), is the unofficial name for the Gongbei Port Shopping Plaza (拱北口岸购物广场), a subterranean shopping mall located next to the Gongbei Port Authority, one of the many border crossings between Macau and China in Zhuhai.



Mapping Gongbei’s Underground Market, Zhuhai – 拱北地下广场, 珠海

Gongbei Underground Market is an entanglement of narrow corridors, hidden doors, empty spaces, stairs going to nowhere, and an endless list of apparently chaotic distribution…


Gongbei Underground Market, Zhuhai – 拱北地下广场, 珠海: Shopping around

Each mildly important city in the country has at least one of these so-called ‘fake markets’ where you can buy almost anything, either bulk or retail, and Zhuhai is no exception. Gongbei Underground Market (拱北地下广场), officially called Gongbei Port Shopping Plaza (拱北口岸购物广场) is one of these mazes of the modern consumerism in China.