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General introduction to the Lecong furniture market

Lecong furniture market is the place to buy furniture from China. Why? Well simply put since being built in the 1980s Lecong has become the largest furniture wholesale market in the world. In this article, we are going to talk about the top 8 malls in Lecong, the hotels nearby and how to get there.  

If you’d like to check out other locations then we recommend our top 5 furniture locations in China

Lecong location

Located in Shunde area, Foshan city, Guangdong province. Lecong furniture market is no doubt the pioneer in the China furniture industry. During the past 30 years, a 10km furniture market has appeared along the Foshan Avenue. This huge 10km stretch of furniture starts at Lanshi bridge and ends at No.2 Longjiang bridge.
 
Surely knowing that there is 10km of non-stop furniture is enough to convince anyone to go?
 
If not well, this road consists of several big furniture shopping malls as well as Lecong having well over 3300 dealers and 1500 factories selling over 200,000 different types of furniture products covering:
 
  • living rooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Offices
  • Hotels
  • Bars
  • Gardens
  • Bathrooms and so on.
Along with being named by China ‘China’s Furniture Business and Trading Capital.’ You are almost guaranteed to find the product you are looking for here in Lecong if you know how to look… 
 
 

Top 8 Furniture malls in Lecong

To get you started here are just a few names of some of the well-known locations you may wish to check out on your visit here:

  • Louvre International Furniture Exhibition Center
  • Lecong International Exhibition Center 
  • Sunlink Furniture City(north section)
  • Sunlink Furniture City (south section)
  • Red Star Macalline Brand Furniture Exhibition and Wholesale Center
  • Shunde Empire Furniture Wholesale Center
  • Tuanyi International Furniture City
  • Foshan International Furniture Expo Center (Easy home furniture market and Lesso home furniture market)
  • Nanhua Furniture Market
  • East Ment Furniture City

Review of shopping malls in the Lecong furniture market

Every mall has its pros and con, such as some are more expensive than others, but the quality may be higher.
 
Yet the biggest pro of this place is you will be able to find what it is you need and for a good price so long as you put the time and effort into market research.
 
The easiest way and the way we recommend for all small to medium businesses is to find a professional furniture sourcing agent who will be able to get you the furniture you want for the best possible value.
 
Simonsense is one of those pros, offering furniture sourcing services for over 10 years. Contact us today for a free 1 hour consultation today

1)Louvre international furniture Exhibition Center

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Product Categories: Home furniture, office furniture, New Chinese style furniture, kids furniture, home accessories., etc.

Price Level: High

Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Sunday

Address: Louvre International Furniture Exhibition Center Lecong Section of National Highway NO.325 Shunde District, Foshan City Guangdong

Louvre Introduction:

Louvre is the largest furniture mall in Lecong furniture market and the most famous furniture mall in China. With a total building area of 380,000 square meters. It has over 2,000 top China furnishing brands, and over 100 top-class European furnishing brands.

Louvre Furniture Mall-an integrated commercial, cultural and leisure center 

Since 2000 it has created 20 different themes of exhibition halls that cover major furnishing categories such as:
  • furniture
  • sanitary ware
  • accessories
  • lamps
  • bedding and so on
The Louvre complex is also an integrated commercial, cultural and leisure center covering the following aspects:
  • international furnishing shopping
  • furnishing-based art appreciation
  • business travel
  • industry events
  • a five-star hotel, known as the global “seven-star furnishing palace”.
 
You are almost sure to find quality furniture you need here if the price doesn’t matter. As a side note in 2012 Louvre furniture shopping mall was granted the “4A scenic spot”, it is definitely a place you want to visit when you come.
 
 

2)Lecong International Exhibition Center (IFEC)

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Product Categories: Upholstery furniture, hotel furniture, suite furniture, living room furniture, outdoor furniture, office furniture, mahogany furniture, home accessories., etc.

Price Level: Medium

Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Sunday

Address: Lecong International Exhibition Center (IEC), south Lecong Road, Shunde District, Foshan City Guangdong

IEC introduction:

Lecong International Exhibition Center (IEC) marks the start of Lecong furniture market, it is the first market you will see when you enter Lecong and is the largest furniture market in the world. It covers a building area of 100,000 square meters. With hundreds of famous brands such as Kuka sofa selling more than 5000 thousand trendy furniture designs covering different styles and materials, this is a place you want to check out. 

If you are interested in sofas why not check out our top 10 tips on buying sofas from China 

3)Sunlink Furniture City (north section)

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Product Categories: living room furniture, bedroom furniture, mahogany furniture, office furniture, home accessories.

Price Level: Medium-high

Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Sunday

Address: Sunlink Furniture City (North Section), Lecong Town, Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China

Sunlink Introduction

Sunlink furniture city (north section) is between IFEC and louvre. It is currently the most popular location in the lecong furniture market.
 
Founded in 2000, Sunlink furniture city (north section) covers a building area of 200,000 square meters. It has a great service system including the following aspects:
  • shuttle bus
  • finance service
  • container loading area
  • international trading service
  • parking lot
  • customer service center and so on
 
Sunlink city has over 400 brands of furniture such as fashion city, and ctw. This location mainly offers living room furniture, office furniture, and mahogany furniture.

Office furniture 

The office furniture area covers a size of 50,000 square meters. It’s located in block 9, block 10 and block 11 from the ground floor to the third floor. With more than 130 brands here, you can find office furniture of any style in this location.

Living room and bedroom furniture

The living room and bedroom furniture area cover size of 80,000 square meters. major brands include Fashion City and Jisi Furniture.

Mahogany furniture 

Sunlink north might be the most comprehensive mahogany furniture shopping mall in the world. With a display area of 45,000 square meters, it gathers major brands from different productions area around China including:

  • XinHui
  • Zhongshan
  • Panyu
  • Shunde
  • Shenzhen
  • Fujian

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4)Sunlink furniture city (South section)

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Product Categories: sofas, hotel furniture, home furniture, contemporary furniture, neo-classical furniture, and home accessories.

Price Level: Medium

Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Sunday

Address: Xinlong Section, 325 State Road, Lecong Town, Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province

Sunlink South Introduction

Sunlink south history starts in 1989, it was then the largest furniture shopping mall in lecong furniture market. It has formed 5 procurement centers in its 20,000 square meter shopping mall.

  • sofa procurement center,
  • hotel furniture procurement center
  • the home furniture procurement center
  • the contemporary furniture procurement center
  • European neo-classical furniture procurement center

Compared with louvre and Sunlink north, the price in Sunlink south is more competitive. It claims itself as a wholesale furniture market. The sofa procurement center is the earliest among the five. Professional furniture show for sofa is held in Sunlink south twice a year in March and September. Every year, more than 50,000 buyers from across the world attend the fair sourcing for sofas. And it thus becomes one of the most professional sofa trade show.

5)Red Star Macalline Brand Furniture Exhibition and Wholesale Center

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Product Categories: Home furniture, hotel furniture, office furniture, suite furniture, kids’ furniture.

Price Level: Medium-high

Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Sunday

Address: 110m southeast of the Crossroad of Guangzhan Road(Shunde sector) and Steel world road, Shunde, Foshan, China. 

A quick intro to Lecong red star Macalline

Lecong red star Macalline belongs to Shanghai red star Macalline group. It the furniture shopping mall was set up in 2009. This location is home to more than 2000 China furniture brands covering:
  • home furniture
  • hotel furniture
  • kids’ furniture
  • office furniture
  • suite furniture and so on
 
Among the 2000 brands, you will see a lot of famous Chinese furniture brands such as cheers sofa, landbond furniture, ZUOYOU sofa and so on.
 
At Red star Macalline it is easier to bargain. You are almost guaranteed to get 30% to 50% off or sometimes even 60% off the quoted price on the price tag, but be careful some prices are inflated to begin with.

6)Shunde empire Furniture Wholesale Center

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Product Categories: sofas, hotel furniture, home furniture, contemporary furniture, neo-classical furniture, and home accessories.

Price Level: Medium-high

Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Sunday

Address: Empire furniture city, 325 Highway(Lecong section), Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong, China

Shunde Empire Furniture market introduction:

Shunde Empire Furniture market is located in the central of the middle axis in Lecong town.
It is the biggest furniture wholesale center and capital of the China furniture business.
 
From its beginning it has been at the forefront of art and innovation with a persistent practice of being “the world furniture  master“.
With 21 years of entrepreneurial ambition, it became the first brand in the Lecong furniture market and a recommended place to visit.
 
With a total area of over 60,000 square meters it includes four furniture showrooms:
 
  • royal
  • noble
  • modern
  • pricerite
Each offering you a wide selection of choices.
 

7)Lecong Tuanyi International Furniture City

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Product Categories: sofas, office furniture mahogany furniture

Price Level: Medium

Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Sunday

Address: National Highway 325, Guangzhan Road Section, Lecong Town, Shunde District, Foshan City.

Lecong Tuanyi International Furniture City introduction

Lecong Tuanyi International Furniture City is located on the National Highway 325, Guangzhan Road Section, Lecong Town, Shunde District, Foshan City.
 
Tuanyi has a building area of nearly 100,000 square meters, split into two parts;
A 30,000 square meters for high-end furniture display, and a 60,000 square meters Exhibition Center in the lecong furniture market.
 
There are several furniture hypermarkets for sofas, office furniture and, mahogany furniture. With all the different type of furniture showcased in Tuanyi furniture city, it has become a comprehensive furniture market. It is able to provide customers with all kinds of furniture and great services.
 
The business center in Tuanyi Furniture City offers:
  • consultation
  • translation
  • fax and photocopying
  • after sale services
If you have the time to visit here, it won’t let you down.

8)Foshan international furniture expo

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Product Categories: Home furniture, office furniture, hotel furniture, sanitary ware, home accessories, lighting, tiles.,etc.

Price Level: Medium-High

Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Sunday

Address: No.189 Foshan Avenue, Chancheng District, Foshan City. Guangdong, China.

The Foshan international furniture Expo

Set up in 2013 Foshan International Furniture Expo Center is a 800,000m2 furniture and building material hypermarket.
It’s a one-stop hypermarket for all your furnishing and building material requests.
 
For the first few years it was not as well known as Louvre center and other big shopping malls in the Lecong furniture market, that all changed in 2016.
In 2016 it not only joined with with Easy Home, which is one of the largest chain hypermarkets for furniture but also Lesson Home which belongs to the China building material giants Lesso Group.
 

Largest Furniture Shopping Mall in the world

 
The great combination allows Foshan international furniture expo Center to show more than 300,000 products making it the largest furniture shopping mall in the world.
 
Due to its Location at the border with Lecong, just across the lanshi bridge, it has become very popular in recent yearsMoreover, due to being near the Lanshi and Kuiqilu metro station it is even easier to get to than the Lecong furniture market.
 
Our advice is if you are at the Lecong furniture market, pay a visit to here.
 

How to reach Lecong furniture market

Lecong furniture market is the largest furniture market in the world, it is located at Shunde district, Foshan city, Guangdong province. It’s 30 km to Guangzhou and 100 km to Hongkong. It’s very convenient to reach there by train, by air or by ship. We are going to introduce two simple ways on how to go to the Lecong furniture market.

  1. From Guangzhou Baiyun airport
  2. From Hongkong

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From Baiyun airport to the Lecong furniture market 

There are 3 ways to reach Lecong furniture market from Guangzhou Baiyun airport

  • By taxi
  • By bus
  • By metro

By Taxi

1) By taxi. When you have arrived Baiyun airport, you can take a taxi and ask the driver to take you to the Lecong Louvre center(顺德区乐从镇罗浮宫家居博览中心)。By taxi is the fastest way but it is also the most expensive way. Expect to pay around 300 to 500 RMB.

By Bus

2)You can take an airport bus directly from the Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to the airport terminal in Lanshi, Chancheng District, Foshan, and then take a taxi from the terminal to the Lecong furniture market((顺德区乐从镇罗浮宫家居博览中心). The bus cost is RMB 40 per ticket and taxi around 50RMB. Totalling less than 100 RMB.

By Metro

3) By Metro. Taking the metro from Baiyun airport to lecong furniture market will take you more than 2 hours and you need to interchange twice making it a slow and painful journey. We do not recommend it, but if you want to take this option then please contact us and we will advice you on the best way. 

From Hong Kong to Lecong

If you are in Hongkong, you can take ferry from China HK City to Shunde harbor and then take a taxi to Lecong furniture market. It will take about 3 hours and the cost is around 350 RMB. 8 scheduled voyages are offered every day between Shunde and Hong Kong. You can find details below.

Hong Kong to Lecong details

  • A single voyage takes about 2 hours.
  • Free shuttle bus service is offered (Not applicable to group ticket holders).
  • Check-in stops 10 minutes prior departure.
  • For more information, please dial: 86-0757-22822013
SD->HKParking Terminal in HKHK->SDDeparture Terminal
08:30China HK City08:30China HK City
11:00China HK City11:00China HK City
15:00China HK City15:20China HK City
18:00China HK City18:00China HK City

 If you have further questions regarding how to reach Lecong furniture market please contact us and we will be happy to help. Or if are looking for more furniture services such as help sourcing then check out some of our services. 

Hotels near Lecong furniture market

So you’ve managed to arrive in Lecong now where on earth are you going to stay? Below we have listed several recommended hotels near the Lecong furniture market.

Sofitel Hotel

  • Location: 3 Hebin South Road, Lecong Town, Shunde District, Foshan 528315, China
  • Distance to Lecong furniture market: 1 mile from Louvre International Furniture Art Expo Center
  • Price: $120 

Fortuna hotel

  • Location: No.82 B Lecong Avenue, Lecong Town, Foshan 528315, China
  • Distance: 5 miles from Louvre International Furniture Art Expo Center
  • Price: $50 to $70

Parklane hotel

  • Location: A16 Lecong Avenue East, Lecong Town East Area, Shunde District, Foshan 528315, China
  • Distance: 0.5 miles from Louvre International Furniture Art Expo Center
  • Price: $46 

Marco Polo Lingnan Tiandi Foshan

  • Location: 97 Renmin Road, Chancheng District, Foshan 528000, China
  • Distance:10 miles from Louvre International Furniture Art Expo Center
  • Price: $80 to $120

Swissotel Foshan

  • Location: 1 Chengmentou West Road, Chancheng District, Foshan 528000, China
  • Distance: 10 miles from Louvre International Furniture Art Expo Center
  • Price: $70 to 80

Crowne Plaza Foshan

  • Location: 118 Fenjiang Middle Road, Chancheng District, Foshan 528000, China
  • Distance: 9 miles from Louvre International Furniture Art Expo Center
  • Price: $68 to 80

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