As a crucial logistic center in southeast Tibet, every day various commodities come to Bayi from Lhasa, Chengdu, or even Beijing, Canton and Shanghai for trade. In the meantime local products sell out from here. Probably due to the fact that it has been aided by Canton, Bayi looks more like a Cantonese town than a Tibetan one and its living pace is even faster than that of Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. In the Hongji Market at the heart of the town shoppers can easily buy things ranging from fruits, vegetable and seafood that come from inner China to local goods such as mushroom etc. The downtown also abounds with a large number of teahouses, bars, hotels, Internet cafes and supermarkets.