What to buy and where to do the shopping in Guilin? You will find many interesting local foods and drinks to sample, and shops filled with beautiful local craftwork and art in Guilin. Shopaholics will head straight to the main shopping districts including Zhongshan Road, Xincheng Road Pedestrian Street, Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, Bagui building, Guilin Department Store and Xiaoxianggang (Small Hong Kong) Commercial Street. These streets have shops and vendors catering to all budgets. Bargaining is usually permitted for many shops and stores along the street.
The lovely tourist city Guilin is able to offer you a unique and interesting shopping experience with its numerous small streets, flee markets. Guilin, which means ''osmanthus forest'' in Chinese, is particularly known for its sweet-scented osmanthus products, including osmanthus tea and osmanthus wine. Some of the city's other local products (specialties) and culinary delights are Gingko, Shatian pomelo, Lipu taro, cumquat, Luo Han Guo, chufa and momordica grosvenor. And one can' t live in Guilin long without sampling the famous "Three Treasures of Guilin": Three-Flower Liquor, Guilin Fermented Bean Curd, and Guilin Chili Catsup.
When it comes to art, Guilin is known for its wonderful stone sculptures and jade sculptures depicting the stunning local landscape. A wide array of beautifully crafted local products fill the stores, including: landscape paintings, pottery, porcelain, wood and bamboo sculptures, hand-painted folding screens, boxwood combs, bamboo fine-tooth combs, Bamboo Carving Landscape Painting, Lapidarist Painting Painted fans, Paper Umbrellas and embroidered balls. Some of the best places to purchase craftwork include Guilin International Tourism Commodity Wholesale Street and Yangshou West Street.