Foshan, alternately romanized as Fatshan, is a prefecture-level city in central Guangdong Province, China. It forms part of the western side of the Pearl River Delta Economic Zone, which includes Guangzhou to the east and northeast and Zhongshan to the southeast.
Foshan has been well known for its ceramics since the Ming dynasty, although it was forced to cease production during the Cultural Revolution.
Shunde District, in particular, has a high standard of living, with its 3,000+ electronic appliance factories responsible for more than half of the world's air conditioners and refrigerators. Foshan now has more than 30 towns specialized in particular industries, including furniture, machinery, and beverages.
Shunde, China Furniture Wholesale Market is located at Shunde district which connects Lecong town and Longjiang town along the 10 km highway, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China.
Shunde Empire Furniture
Shunde has become the largest furniture wholesale market and distribution center in China and the world. It claims to be the world's largest furniture wholesale market. It was named as the China Furniture Business and Trading Capital by the China National Light Industry Council and China National Furniture Association. It covers a total area of approximately 32.3 million square feet (3 million square meters) and it includes more than 200 modern furniture sales buildings, such as Sunlink Group , Lecong International Furniture Exhibition Center , Shunde Empire Group , Tuanyi International Furniture City and others .
The furniture wholesale market extends more than 5 km and is arranged by 12 rows and 20 streets. There are over 3,300 domestic and foreign furniture dealers and more than 1,500 furniture manufacturers. Jointly they display over 20,000 types of furniture and products ranging from living room furniture, dining room furniture, bedroom furniture, kitchen furniture, hotel furniture, hotel mattress, contract furniture, restaurant furniture, cafe chairs, bar stools, bathroom furniture, sanitary ware, furniture accessories, material & hardware. The market is open year-round with furniture trading more than USD1 billion in sales volume each year.
Whereas Longjiang is about 5 km from Lecong, a well-known furniture manufacturing base and transaction center of furniture material. It was awarded by China Light Industry Association and China Furniture Association as Important Town Of China Furniture Manufacture and Capital Of China Furniture Material. It is also known as «the first furniture town in China» and there are more than 1,200 factories in it, measuring more than 10,760,000 square feet (1,000,000 m2) of furniture marketplace and 3,200,000 square feet (300,000 m2) of furniture material marketplace. There are two major furniture exhibitions held in March and August each year at Longjiang town of Shunde district. The Dragon Furniture Fair has a famous reputation for the professional fair at home and abroad.