Around the fish market of Huang Sha you can see many fishermen ve make their living going fishing and catching turtles ,seafood and then sell them on the streets next to the road in unsanitary conditions . It is true that the fish is fresh, sometimes still alive, but only separated from the ground (which is really dirty) by a piece of soaked plastic. The smell and insects that are in the area is also quite peculiar. However, I am amazed to see that many people stop to see what they've got and to negotiate a price with them the price (many of those ve stopped were younger than me).
This area is right next to metro Changshou Lu western exit, near Heng Bao Plaza shopping center. Shops are mainly clothing and footwear, and although there are occasional fakes, it is not a market for fakes (also the few that are fake, are very bad). The clothing is generally non-brand good clothing though. I do not recommend shopping here, because there is a lot of interest, but the atmosphere is fun, very authentic. (At this market there usually aren't many foreigners).
These classic markets are found in the streets, particularly in Guangzhou, near metro Gongyuan Qian (公园 前) on Huifu Street near Xi Lu. They sell all kinds of things including electronics, food, ice cream ... It's always an interesting walk through here, as it is not a very touristy place and is very authentic.