What to buy and where to do the shopping for your Huangshan tour in this famous tourist attraction city? Huangshan City is small city not as modern as the metropolis, but shopping is always connected with tourism. Beside, with the profound historical and cultural influence of the Mountain Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), Huangshan city boasts of varieties of local specail products. The followings are the major local special products with high reputation in Huangshan City.
Treasures of the Study
In Huangshan, the most popular items to buy are "the four treasures of the study", including paper, ink stick, writing brush and ink slab. Shexian County produces one of the nation's best-known ink slabs, and is also known for its ink sticks, the best of which are produced in the old Hukaiwen Store. The xuan paper produced in Jingxian County is the best material available for traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting, and the xuan writing brushes are also marked for their superb quality. If you are a Chinese art lover, don't forget to take some of these stuffs back home.
Huangshan Maofeng Tea
Mt. Huangshan is a famous tea producing area in China. The soil quality, weather, temperature, and degree of humidifies of the Yellow Mountain are very suitable to the growth of the tea trees. Tea from this area is well known overseas and Huangshan tea is famed for the quality. Huangshan Maofeng is regarded as the top ten green-tea of China.
Mt. Huangshan is the birthplace of the Huangshan School of painting. Ming and Qing artists such as Li liufang, Shi Tao, Jian Jiang, and Mei Qing lived alone on the mountain to draw inspiration from the beautiful landscape and to enrich their creativity. With compact strokes, graceful outlines, and elegant style, they formed a unique school. Today, there are modern Chinese artists who follow the Huangshan School and express their emotion through their drawings to create a spiritual but inspiring artistic rendition of natural beauty. Their paintings are of great value.
The three most famous styles of carving in Huizhuo use brick, stone, and wood. The three styles originated in the Song Dynasty and reached their peak in the Ming and Qing Dynasty. The carvings are mainly used as decorations for homes, ancestral temples, and archways.
You can buy the local specialty of glossy ganoderma mushroom (a kind of precious traditional Chinese medicine grown on cliff), loquat, Chinese gooseberry (a kind of popular fruit in China that is rich in vitamins), tribute chrysanthemum, and wild walnut.
Huangshan Tea City
It is generally agreed that China is the home of tea, and if you want to know about Chinese tea further, please log on to Chinese Tea. Mt. Huangshan is a famous tea producing area in China, tea from this area is well known overseas and Huangshan tea is famed for the quality of green-tea, such as Huangshan Maofeng is regarded as the top ten green-tea of China.
Huangshan Tea City is the largest and highest tea trade center in south Anhui Province. You can not only buy every kind of tea but can also
experience tea culture first hand in tea history hall; you can have a tea taste at tasting tea hall and appreciate tea ceremony in any of the existing
Add: No. 35 in Hehua West Road, Huangshan City, Anhui Province, China
Tunxi Ancient Street
The next wonderful shopping place is Tunxi Ancient Street. Stores in this street mainly deal with the elegant art wares, native products and some tourist souvenirs. Besides the local markets, there are several supermarkets and marketplaces in Tunxi District.
* Huangshan Branch of Shanghai Jiadeli Super Market
Add: Huangshan East Road, Tunxi district, Huangshan City, Anhui
* Huangshan New Street Shopping Marketplace
Add: east Huangshan Middle Road, Tunxi District, Huangshan City, Anhui
* Huangshan Suguo Super Market-bigger all-around supermarket
Add: Qianyuan South Road, Tunxi District, Huangshan City, Anhui