The Shuijing Ally (Shui-Jing-Xiang) is the biggest free market in Xining. At the entrance of two intersecting alleys, each more than 1,100 m long, are more than 3,000 fixed stalls. Apart from the local vendors are many from Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Hunan, Anhui, Shaanxi, Henan, Shandong, Gansu, Xinjiang, Guangzhou, Shanghai and other places in China. The market has everything from food and drink to articles for daily use. You can find not only lotus roots and wild rice stems, which are products of southern China, but also live turtles and prawns, which are from the coast.