There are not many department stores in Guilin but there are plenty of smaller shops for buying nice gifts or souvenirs to take back home. All around the Mopanshan Dock area there are several shops selling gems, woodcarving, and bamboo ware. Other favorite items that both locals and visitors shop for are the juicy and delicious oranges and cumquats.
Guilin Sanhua Alcohol, Guilin Fermented Bean Curd & Guilin Chili Sauce
Guilin Sanhua Alcohol, Guilin Fermented Bean Curd & Guilin Chili Sauce are considered to be Guilin's three treasures, and are top choices for visitors to purchase when in Guilin city.
Products made from sweet-scented osmanthus are also recommended since the name of Guilin literally means forests of osmanthus. Osmanthus tea, sugar and wine can bring sweet memories of this city.
Ginkgo tree is described as a living fossil. Ginkgo is said to promote healthy blood circulation, moistens facial skin and so chases away wrinkles. It is so versatile that it can also be made into drinks and snacks.
Chufas, sometimes referred to as tiger nuts in the West, are grown in Guilin and are very sweet and crispy. Chufa paste, chufa panocha, and canned chufa each have their own unique flavors and will add extra zest to your cooking.
Luo Han Kuo
Luo Han Kuo got its name as it looks like the belly of Buddha. This fruit has long been a traditional Chinese herb. It is sweet and mellow and is considered conducive to the system and helps lower blood pressure. Instant Luo Han Kuo tea is a very convenient way to prepare it and preserves the original flavor of the fruit.
Shaddock is the best-known fruit in Guangxi. Shaddock is sweet with a light scent and it is rich in Vitamin C.
Cumquat is a citrus like fruit with a sweet rind and acidic center. It can be eaten fresh or be made into a sweetmeat, canned or squeezed as a fruit juice drink. It is rich in Vitamin C1, B2, B1, and Potassium.
Sugar cane is one of the main winter crops in Guilin. It is a must during the Spring Festival as it can help to dispel a hang over and the unwelcome effects of fatty foods.
Lipu taro, chestnut, persimmon and green tea are worth trying, too.
Guilin stones are formed in the unique geographic and climatic conditions. Guilin stones are solid in texture, bright in color, unique in form. They are decorative and can serve as a reminder of the beauty and elegance of the scenery to be found in and around the mountains and waterways for which Guilin is famous.
Embroidered balls are romantic keepsakes. In ancient China, maidens threw embroidered balls at their Prince Charming. Whoever caught the ball would marry the maiden. Ranging from animals, wall decorations to plates and pails, hand-woven crafts are decorative as well as functional.
Marble ware, jade ware, bamboo and woodcarvings, paper umbrellas, embroidery, hand-painted folding screens and knit ware are all ideal souvenirs.
Guilin International Tourism Commodity Wholesale City
This city is one of the largest wholesale markets for tourist souvenirs in China. Here one can find Guilin paintings, stones, root carving as well as Burmese jade ware, Fujian woodcarving, Qingtian stone carving, Yixing clay pot, Suzhou embroidery, and Hunan embroidery.
Guilin Zhengyang Walking Pedestrian Street
Every evening, thousands of locals and travelers will rush into the Guilin Zhengyang Walking Pedestrian Street for shopping, entertainment, and dining. The dazzling lights from various shops, bubbling people and multifarious goods justify this street's reputation as "the first street in western China".
Guilin is noted for its gold, silver, jade and pearl wares such as necklaces, rings, earrings, pendants, broaches, and bracelets with dainty designs and strong ethnic features.
Wanya Jewelry Co., Ltd Exhibition Hall
Guizhou Yinlong Jewelry Co., Ltd
Gaoxin Jewelry Company
Yinhai Pearl Company
Rundong Jewelry Company
Ziyuan Pearl Company
Longquan Shuijing Gong
Jiashan Pearl Shop
Traditional Chinese painting of mountains and waters will surely satisfy travelers who love Chinese cultural and arts. The beautiful mountains and waters have attracted many artists since the Song Dynasty (907-1279). Modern artists like XU Beihong, Huang Binhong, Li Keran, Qi Baishi, and so on have created precious works after visiting Guilin. Guilin galleries are not only famous locally but alo throughout China.
Huang Changdian brush pen has a history of over 100 years. There are more than 70 sizes of brush pens, all of which are made of quality rabbit hair, wolf hair, wool, etc.
Guangxi Normal University Arts Shop
Guilin Antique Shop
Guilin Museum Paintings and Calligraphy Works Shop
Guilin Department Store
Guilin Weixiaotang Department Store
Hua Zhong Hua Store
Wang Cheng Store
NOTE: Although this information is correct at the time of our web publication, it is still advised that you call the phone number and confirm the address before going to the venue because some venues may have changed their telephone numbers or address locations.