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Xiangyun Shopping

Shopping in Xiangyun is a must-do thing for tourists to this city. Maybe you have faced the problem – what to buy in Xiangyun. This problem is common among the tourists to Xiangyun. Facing diverse things in Xiangyun, how to choose things has taken trouble to people who are the first time to Xiangyun. To people who are the first time to a new place, they want to buy the things that can represent the local culture and show the local features. For this reason, when doing shopping, they have to know what things are the local specialties and the representatives of local culture and features. If you have met the problem mentioned above, this article will help you. It will introduce the shopping in Xiangyun and tell you what to buy in Xiangyun. It will be a Xiangyun travel guide for your Xiangyun shopping. 

1.The grass plaiting of Dali 
Plaiting straw hats is a traditional handicraft of Bai Nationality crowds in the region of Dali. It is said that there was the straw hat street near the Taihe City in the period of Nanzhao, there is still this street in the Taihe Village of Qiliqiao in Dali City now. 
The grass plaiting is a traditional handicraft art that folks hand down in Dali, the category is numerous, the resource is abundant, each difference of assortment, became the different characteristics of each race. It mainly has the traditional valley grass, straw, the palm tree silk...etc. According to the historical data, at the beginning of the Ming Dynasty, there were schools in the area of Yongchang to teach the method of plaiting grass; Dali once belonged to Yongchang in Ming Dynasty. From that time it is rumored generation by generation. In the recent years, because of the need of the market, the development of the tourism, the category of the grass plaiting of Dali is more and more, contain several hundred cultivate such as grass shade, grass mat, grass basket, grass fan, straw mat, the grass system toy...etc. Only the grass basket is colorful, the shape is diverse, making the dim in vision of person disorderly. There are the race and folks love to see and hear patterns embroidered on the products of grass plaiting such as butterflies, camellias, three towers, Eel Lake, Chang Mountain, animals etc. They are interesting and novel beauty and economic and practical, not only local and each ethnicity like, but also sell far as America, Europe, all countries of Southeast Asia.

2.Sisters Seven Spicy

Series local of spicy foods.(糊辣,油辣,豆豉,酱辣子,豆瓣酱,腌豆腐,辣牲)

3. Bai Ethnic Satchel

Embroidered bags of this cuboid-like kind are popular among the Bai ethnic people in Er'yuan County and Dali City. Traditional patterns embroidered on them include lotus flowers, fat infants, birds and many other auspicious tokens. Most of Bai ethnic satchels are also decorated with sachets.

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