Chinese silk is famous all over the world for its magnificent quality, color and variety. Silk products from Hangzhou, Sichuan, Suzhou and Dandong are particularly good. Silk is one of the best commodities in China so far. Silk products make an excellent souvenir for yourselves or friends. Since the development of the ancient Silk Road, silk has been brought to Europe. Since then, silk has become a symbol of Oriental civilization. Silk can be processed into clothes, handkerchiefs, scarves, pajamas, decorations, etc. The four major embroideries in China are Suzhou embroidery, Guangdong embroidery, Sichuan embroidery and Hunan embroidery.
China is the homeland of tea and and tea has become the national drink. There are hundreds of varieties of Chinese tea. They can be classified into five categories - green tea, black tea, brick tea, scented tea, and oolong tea. Southwest China is the origin of tea tree, and Yunnan is the most famous province producing tea, such as Puer. Jiangnan tea area has the most famous tea in China, such as Bi Luo Chun tea. South China is the main producing area of Olong tea. There are many tea shops in every city and you can find tea in tea shops, markets and shopping centers all over China.
Porcelain is called “China” in the West. It is a gem in the Chinese cultural treasure house and the most national-featured daily handcrafts, as well as a business card of China’s exchange in politics, economy, diplomacy and culture with other countries. The blue and white porcelain produced in Yuan dynasty in porcelain capital of Jingdezhen has become the representative of the porcelain. So if you travel to Jingdezhen, porcelain in a must-buy for you. Porcelain is also available at boutique stores and shopping malls in many cities. Be careful when packing your China, for it is very fragile.
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If you're an antique enthusiast, China is the place for you! Chinese antiques find a pride of place in many celebrity homes of the world today. The Liulichang area of Beijing City is known throughout China for its ancient books, calligraphy, paintings, rubbings, ink stones and ink. The 780-year-old cultural street was also recently revamped to make it more tourist friendly. The area has Qing Dynasty-style buildings, with shops offering blue-and-white porcelain, calligraphy scrolls and materials, old costumes and furniture. Chinese law forbids the export of antiques dated earlier than 1795.
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