Commercially speaking, the main attraction is Ciudad Del Este in Paraguay. To give an idea of its importance it may be enough to say that it is the largest shopping center in South America. In the past annual sales reached upwards of USD $12 billion. The stores in Ciudad del Este sell an endless variety of products imported from the biggest and most advanced industrial centers in the world. There, the tourist can find simple utensils to state-of-the-art computers. The shopper can find quality products made with the most advanced technology, at very attractive prices, as well as many counterfeit items. To visit Ciudad del Este one must cross the Parana River via the Friendship Bridge. For this shopping excursion a tour guide is highly recommended.