In Guilin we suggest no find big departments store, in fact here is plenty of smaller shops for buying nice gifts or souvenirs to take back home. Most interesting commercial zone is around the Mopanshan Dock area: there are several shops where you will discover gems, woodcarving, and bamboo ware Many locals shop furnish to visitors the juicy and delicious snack of the oranges and Kumquats. You will find that the local people, especially children, will turn to eating these instead of types of candy.
From Guilin, you can arrive to the nearby town of Yangshuo: here they are nice boutiques where you can find a wonderful variety of souvenirs as well as traditional Chinese garments. Another interesting item to buy is the Yangshuo painted fan. They are beautifully painted with amazing detail. You can choose from several sizes, and from paper or silk material, each supported with strong bamboo supports. Although all Chinese fans are pretty, this particular fan goes through a special process that includes dyeing, mounting, and then painting the fan with the traditional lacquer used in China. Besides, before it can be sold, the local painters will add with detail birds, insects, Chinese girls, and of course, flowers.
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