(ECNS) -- Haikou International Duty Free City Shopping Complex, the world's largest stand-alone duty-free store opened in South China's Hainan Province on Friday.
Located on the west coast of Haikou next to Xinhai port, a key transportation hub, it covers an area of 280,000 square meters. The shopping complex features more than 800 notable brands, of which 25 brands are the first to enter the duty-free store.
Some of the products have unique designs. At a counter, a clerk introduced a skin care product inspired by the collection of the Forbidden City. "The bottle of this product can reflect some cultural relics of the Forbidden City when placed in water," the clerk said, "It is mainly designed in the color of China Red, which is both practical and collectible. In addition, the spoon of this eye cream is designed in shape of "Ruyi," a traditional Chinese handicraft.
To meet the one-stop demand of customers, the store creates an immersive experience with technology and arts.
The sprawling complex also brings local cultural forces to the fore. Art, culture, nature and fantasy can all be seen in its design.