Shopping in China : Every tourist who visits China wishes to take back a part of this lovely country. Shopping is the best way to fulfill your wish of taking a memory of India with you. Here you can find items that suit your budget too and variety of items to suit your diverse needs and taste. Some of them include silks, tea, spices, handicrafts, antiques and so on.
Some of the best buys are:
Shanghai : Silk carpets
Beijing: Cloisonné : Fresh water pearls
Guilin : Scroll paintings, China Southern Sea Pearls
Yunnan : Mounted Butterflies, Pure tea, Dali Batik (tie-dyed fabric)
Tibet : Thang-ka-tanka (Sheep skin wall hangings)
Hangzhou : Longjing Tea; Silk
Suzhou : Silk
Xi'an: Replicas of the Terra Cotta soldiers, Tangsancai ( Tang Dynasty hand painted China), Antique Furniture
Xinjiang : Carpets, jade articles
Bargaining Tips in China : Bargaining is a national pastime in China so you will find that most retailers except for department stores, large shopping malls will be prepared to bargain.
-> When you prepare to buy an article, you'd better check the price in different shops to get a general idea about the price.
-> Try to find some flaws on the article as a excuse of depreciation
-> Walk away if you find the price unacceptable, you can always come back later.
-> You should check the import restrictions in your home country as some items may attract tax on arrival in your home country, especially if it is mailed or shipped separately.