Lijiang is always regarded as the one of the important destinations in the classical Yunnan Travel. When you travel to Lijiang, you can not only enjoy the beautiful sceneries, taste the delicious food, but also take many specialties home. Lijiang Shopping Tour is a great tourism route, which makes you forget to leave Lijiang. Yunnan Exploration will introduce the main local products and solve the problem-what to buy in Lijiang and where to buy in Lijiang.
What to Buy in Lijiang
Lijiang Local Products
Lijiang Snow Peach(丽江雪桃)
Lijiang Snow Peach is a new peach variety developed in recent years. It takes advantage of the unique natural conditions, ecological conditions and climatic conditions in Lashihai area of Lijiang City. It chooses a unique beech tree under the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain as a rootstock. It is a new high-end fruit after careful optimization and cultivation.
Huaping Mango has the fine qualities, such as excellent color, rich flavor, high nutrient content and very late ripeness. Mangoes produced in Huaping are sold to Chengdu, Chongqing, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang and other large and medium-sized cities in the north, and can also be sold to Guangdong, Hainan and other mango producing areas. Huaping County is located in the dry-hot valley of Jinsha River. It has abundant sunshine, abundant heat and large temperature difference between day and night. It is very suitable for mango growth.
Lijiang Snow Tea(雪茶)
Snow Tea, also known as Taibai Tea, Dixue Tea, Di Tea, is a lichen-like tea plant. The tea is produced in the mountains of Yulong Snow Mountain, Maoniu Mountain, etc., which are several kilometers above sea level. It belongs to the lichens tea family. Because it is naturally wild plant, it cannot be cultivated artificially. Snow tea is pure and refreshing, and its taste is slightly bitter and sweet. It has good efficacy in promoting the production of body fluid to quench thirst, clearing away heat and toxic material, moisturizing lungs, lowering blood pressure etc.
Yulong Dian Chonglou(玉龙滇重楼)
The Chonglou has important medicinal value and is widely used in the production of various traditional Chinese medicines and clinics. It is an important traditional Chinese herbal medicine in China. Traditional Chinese doctors believe that Chonglou has the effects of clearing away heat and detoxifying, reducing swelling and relieving pain. It is used for bloating, sore throat, poisonous snake bite, bruises and convulsions.
Tricholoma matsutake is a mountain treasure in the Lijiang fungus. The products are mainly exported by air, and there are two kinds of fresh goods and preserved goods. Tricholoma matsutake is rich in crude protein, crude fat, crude fiber and vitamins B1, B2, vitamin PP and other elements. It not only tastes delicious, but also has the functions of benefiting the stomach, removing phlegm, deworming and unique effects on diabetes.
Maca is not only a nutritious food, but also a herb with many magical effects. It is a unique rare medicine and a cruciferous plant. According to modern scientific research, Maca has a variety of nutrients, such as protein, amino acids, polysaccharides, multivitamins, etc. In addition, Maca also contains natural plant active ingredients such as macaene, macaamide, mustard oil, alkali, amino acid and mineral trace elements, which have the functions of improving immunity, improving sexual function, regulating endocrine, anti-fatigue, anti-oxidation, anti-tumor, etc., can be used clinically to improve and treat sexual function, improve menopausal syndrome, It is one of the top ten best-selling health products in the world for treating anemia, strengthening physical strength and reducing blood fat.
Produced in Chenghai Lake, Yongsheng County, a tiny plant floating in the water that is invisible to the naked eye. Under the microscope, it looks blue-green and unbranched. It is like a coiled spring, hence the name Spirulina. Spirulina is the most abundant and balanced organism known to humans on the earth.
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Chinese Caterpillar Fungus grows in snowy mountain meadows above 3,000 meters above sea level, only in the fine weather after snow melting only from May to July every year. Chinese caterpillar fungus parasitizes the stalk meat of the bat insects unique to snow mountains, forming a dry complex of larvae.
Bunun Bell is a traditional instrument of Lijiang Caravan. People who have been to Lijiang will not be unfamiliar with Bunun Bell. Its shape is different from other bells. Under each bell, a piece of Lijiang scenery with the original wood quality painted by Bunun is hung. There is also a poetic text on the back that matches the picture. Its bell is divided into manual and mechanism. The sound of each bell is different and the style is exquisite. It is also a good choice to choose this as gifts to friends and relatives.
Dongba Paper is a very rare hand-made paper made by Naxi people. It is made from the bark of Lijiang Wikstroemia lichiangensis(丽江尧花), a unique plant in Yunnan. The paper is thick, because the Yaohua is slightly poisonous, so Dongba paper is also resistant to insects and has a long shelf life of up to 800 to 1,000 years. The Naxi folks have the saying that Dongba paper is a thousand years old.
Dongba woodcarving is mainly used rhododendron wood, a kind of tree, bloom in April or May, as the material. In generally, three or four people can encircle them. On this kind of wood, sculptors use circular, embossed and three-dimensional carving techniques to engrave round, square and three-dimensional patterns.
Traditionally, the exquisite and colorful Dongba paintings completely reveal the beliefs and good wishes of the Naxi people. Nowadays, local artisans have created a series of modern Dongba paintings that retain the essence of those from more traditional times.
Dongba Batik is based on the Guizhou Miao batiks, new dyeing handicrafts process on the basis of the Bai nationality in Dali, with the culture of Naxi Dongba paintings. It's made of cotton, silk, gold velvet, with a special wax knife dipped in melted wax East calligraphy painted on cloth, using vegetable dye-stained, then boiling wax.
Naxi Silver Ornaments(纳西银饰)
Lijiang is not only the paradise for famous attractions and the famous Naxi Dongba Culture, but also owns a variety of ethnic handicrafts, which are the best gifts for friends and relatives. Naxi silver ornaments enjoy a good reputation in Yunnan, even in China. The silver ornament is soft and bright in color.
The shawl is a symbol of the industriousness and bravery of Naxi women. It is the most representative embroidery craft decoration figure of the Naxi people. It is also an example of perfect design in Chinese minority costume art. It condenses the wisdom and talents of Naxi women. The combination of various patterns and the use of national individualized color expressions and colorful embroidery effects are the main artistic features of the Naxi shawls. Choose some Lijiang-style ones to be in memory of your beautiful Lijiang Travel.
Where to Buy in Lijiang
Popular Stores in Lijiang Ancient Town
- Ashali Cameral Bells Store(阿厦丽驼铃店)
Add: No. 64 Guanmenkou, Qiyi Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang City(丽江市古城区七一街关门口64号)
Add: No. 179 Cuiwen Section, Xinhua Street, Lijiang Ancient Town(丽江古城新华街翠文段179号)
- Dongba Taozhai (东巴陶斋)
Add: No. 72 Guanyuan Alley, Guangyi Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang City(丽江市古城区光义街官院巷72号)
- Silver Ornament(银匠首饰)
Add: No. 44 Guanmenkou, Qiyi Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang City(丽江市古城区七一街关门口44号)
- Xinming Tea House(新茗茶庄)
Add: No. 115 Xingwen Alley, Gucheng District, Lijiang City(丽江市古城区兴文巷115号)
- Yupintang (钰品堂)
Add: No. 33 Sifang Street, Xinyi Street, Dayan Ancient Town, Gucheng District, Lijiang City(丽江市古城区大研古城新义街四方街33号)
Most Popular Shopping Streets in Lijiang Ancient Town
Sifang Street is the core of Lijiang Ancient Town. The street is surrounded by four main streets and is a famous snack street. The surrounding snacks are all over the place, and you can enjoy a lot of Naxi specialties when you stroll around. Next to Xinhua Street is Lijiang’s famous bar street, which is lit up every night and visitors are numerous.
Qiyi Street is the main street that extends to the southeast direction of Sifang Street. It is also the old street where the ancient town is very well preserved. Shops, inns and gourmet restaurants along the street, where you can enjoy local delicacies and taste Naxi specialties. Whether it is day or night, it is the hottest street in Lijiang Ancient Town.
Huama Street is a characteristic street in Lijiang Ancient Town. It is usually lively, with complete facilities, food and shopping malls. Huama Street is famous for salmon restaurant. It is the best place to eat salmon. Every salmon restaurant has their own characteristics.
Zhongyi Market is a large farmer's market close to Lijiang Ancient Town, with the most authentic Lijiang lifestyle. Here you can buy the freshest ingredients and eat cheap and delicious Lijiang snacks.
Xiangshan Market is a famous local farmer's market. The Yujie preserved Ribs Restaurant(钰洁腊排骨) is located here. And many tourists come here. There are many snack bars and fruit shops in the market. The locals live in a gathering place.
Sakura Food Plaza(樱花美食广场)
A food plaza, a warm house with beautiful cherry blossoms, it has its own characteristics and there are signature dishes in the restaurants. Please come and gather here to experience the beauty of the cherry blossoms. Sakura Food Plaza is located opposite the Wenyuan Garden in the Ancient Town Square of Qiyi Street. Let friends enjoy the leisure time of Lijiang.
The Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute
The Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute, (12 kms north of Lijiang). It is in the Baisha Village 12kms away from Lijiang City. It is a typical Naxi courtyard with a very nice surroundings. The mission of the institute is to save, protect, inherit and promote the Naxi traditional hand-made embroidery. Of course, it is the best place to learn Dongba symbol and Naxi embroidery. It occupies 3,200 square meters, there are many embroidery masters and students, also many hand-made embroideries there. You can try how to do hand-made embroidery there if you have time. Also you can buy some very nice embroideries there and Dongba Paper if you like. This Institute was opened in 2003 with the support of the government. Zhang Chunhe, the best and most famous Naxi painter, who is also the creator of the modern Dongba painting, was invited to be the general art consultant. Xu Yunkui,one of the most famous strong color wood-block painter, a member of the National Art and Literature Association, was invited to be the principle. And Mo Meiyan, one of the best skilled ethnic embroidery masters, was invited to be the embroidery preceptor.
Note: Born in 1979, Chen Zhi (Jack Chen) graduated from the Foreign Languages College of Yunnan Normal University, the President of Lijiang Embroidery Vocational Training School, the Vice president of Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute, and the chairman of Lijiang Embroidery Culture Communication Co., Ltd. Long-term commitment to the inheritance and promotion of national hand embroidery, creating Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute, Lijiang Embroidery Vocational Training School and Lijiang Embroidery Culture Communication Co., Ltd. by self-raised funds promotes the employment, re-employment and entrepreneurship of minority women around Lijiang. In recent years, self-raised funds are used to train nearly 200 ethnic minority women in Lijiang. In 2017, he assisted the Yunnan Provincial Department of Human Resources and Social Affairs and the Lijiang Municipal People's Social Welfare Bureau to host the “Yunnan Vocational Skills Competition”. Through his unremitting efforts, he has played a positive role in promoting the development of Lijiang national culture, especially embroidery culture.
Supermarkets in Lijiang
- Wal-Mart Shopping Plaza(沃尔玛购物广场)
Add: Xianghe Commercial Plaza, Qingyun Road, Gucheng District, Lijiang City(丽江市古城区庆云路祥和商业广场)
- Guangchang Supermarket(广场超市)
Add: No. 80 Jishan Alley, Gucheng Distirct, Lijiang City(丽江市古城区积善巷80号)
- Likelong Supermarket(丽客隆超市)
Add: Shuhe Ancient Town, Gucheng District, Lijiang City(丽江市古城区丽江束河古镇)
- Jiaxing Supermarket(嘉兴超市)
Add: No. 163 Xianghe Road(祥和路163)
- Yonglejiang Supermarket(永乐江)
Add: No. 61 Middle Section of Qixing Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang City(丽江市古城区七星街中段61号)