Had an awesome time, spent 10 days here shopping at Huaqiang Bei electronics market, and the markets of Dongmen. Come ready to haggle, and at least counteroffer 80% less as a starting price! Have fun
China's one of the most advanced cities. Public bus and metro have both English and Chinese instruction. So no problem for foreigners. Best city for shopping.
XiChong it's a great for camping, hiking, fishing. But just like any other place in China, it's full of people.