The ancient city of Lijiang is the northwest of the main merchandise commercial center and the handicraft article places; therefore, the special product of the southwest everyplace all can buy. At the ancient city center contain the near a cake of 6 square business centers of ground, on all sides all is a tidy store, be so called" everywhere street", have most the traditional shopping to gather the city.
Lijiang is inshore to have more than 20 national minorities, especially the west clan, the here all has the heavy race cultural breathing everywhere, numerous races tour handicraft product became the river the tour shopping of heavy medium of heavy, there are race textile product, wood carving, china, mural...etc., among them, the textile product of the west clan is most famous, there are every kind of clothes and decorations, have the strong race breathing, and the most of all embroider to have or print the pictograph of have the east.
There are not a few small stores that sell the handicraft article in an alley son of the ancient city, if the parties skill house, brothers art space, gather the skill art gallery, cloth agriculture bell, the east workshop etc. are all small store of race handicraft articles that do not have the tastes. In fine, shopping in Lijiang, ten thousand can't be anxious, want to walk much, see much and ask much, thus then can the arrive more good things.
In recent years, with its tourist industrial development, Quick Guide offers various kinds of souvenirs to its visitors. Of particular interest are the exotic handcrafts of the Naxi Group.
Local crafts are colorful and unique. Naxi bracelets and necklaces carved with ancient Dongba hieroglyphs seem popular with visitors. Individually designed T-shirts can be created as locals have the capacity to paint on the Dongba hieroglyphics required. Knitted shawls of the Naxi Group have been popular with female visitors for quite some time. All of these things can be easily found in Quick Guide Old Town at a reasonable price.
Other popular souvenirs include the Bunong Jixiang Bells and Naxi murals. Bunong Bells draw their inspiration from the bells of the horse caravans that once traveled the Tea-horse Ancient Road. Local handcrafts show the romantic horse caravan culture from years ago. The Jixiang Bell, known as the lucky bell, was a sacrificial utensil of the Naxi Group. The Naxi Mural is praised as the gem of Naxi culture reflecting the kind and intelligent aspect of Naxi people. A piece of Naxi mural, with its elaborate pictures and use of pastel colors provides a wonderful decorationt to family and friends.
Two kinds of mild wine produced in Lijiang are favored by visitors. U Wine's history can be traced back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Sulima Wine is specially brewed by Mosuo people who live in Ninglang Yi Autonomous County, northeast of Lijiang City. It is important to check your country's Customs restrictions prior to purchase if you intend taking these wines out of the country.
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