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Shopping in Lijiang

Last updated by meimeili at 2014/1/14; Destinations: Lijiang

Lijiang Ancient Town is not only noted for its long history and unique ethnic minority culture, but it’s also known to visitors as a shopping paradise, where you can purchase various kinds of unique souvenirs and specialties, including silver and gold ornaments, tapestries, tea, batiks, wood carvings, Dongba ethnic minority clothes and shawls.

Lijiang Ancient Town swarms with pseudo-classic stores that sell local specialties and souvenirs, and you’re highly recommended to bargain with the store owners when purchasing. As a matter of fact, visitors can not only purchase commodities in the stores, but you can watch the whole making process of handicrafts, and the popular stores in the town include the followings.

Gu Ling Jing Guai Store

Gu Ling Jing Guai Store deals in various kinds of interesting things such as gourds, statues of Buddha, ox horns, African drums, key chains and small bells, and it has been very prosperous since its inception, which is an ideal place for taking photos as well.
Address: No. 59-1, Wuyi Street, Lijiang Ancient Town
Transport: bus 2 and 13
Nearby attractions: Lijiang Ancient Town Museum and the Lion Mountain Park

Bunong Bell Store

Bunong Bell Store is famous for its various kinds of camel bells, and you can hear the bell ringing afar. The bells in the store are rather expensive, and a bargain is highly advisable.
Address: at the end of Dashi Stone Bridge, Dayan Town, Lijiang Ancient Town
Transport: bus 1 11, 3, 8, 2 and 4
Nearby attractions: Dayan Ancient Town, Black Dragon Pool and Mufu Mansion

Dongba Pottery Studio

Dongba Pottery Studio specializes in selling potteries of various sizes, which are not only beautiful in appearance, but they are also not expensive. The potteries are a favorable choice for your friends during your Lijiang trip.
Address: No. 72, Gongyuan Lane, Guangyi Street, Lijiang Ancient Town
Transport: bus 11, 1, 2, 3 and 4
Nearby attractions: Puxian Temple, Mufu Mansion and Lion Mountain Park

Shiqingmao Wood Carving Store

The store specializes in wood carvings of various shapes and sizes, which are also ideal choices for friends and relatives as gifts.
Address: Xinhua Street, Lijiang Ancient Town
Transport: bus 13 and 2
Nearby attractions: Kwan-yin Pavilion, Dayan Town and Lion Mountain Park

Chaichong Store

Chaichong Store (Wood Worm Store) is rather small but exquisite, and it specializes in selling wood carvings and accessories, most of which are hand-made. Each wood carving is decorated with ancient Dongba characters.
Address: Gongyuan Lane, Guangyi Street, Lijiang Ancient Town
Transport: bus 11, 1, 2, 3 and 4
Nearby attractions: Puxian Temple, Mufu Mansion and Lion Mountain Park

Baishuifang Silver Wares Store

The silver wares of various shapes are available in the store, including bracelets, necklaces, earrings and headwear, which are both aesthetic in design and exquisite in workmanship. Most importantly, the silver wares in the store are genuine at fair prices.
Address: No. 108-109, Sifang Avenue, Lijiang Ancient Town
Transport: bus 18 and 4
Nearby attractions: Puxian Temple, Lion Mountain Park and Mufu Mansion, Dayan Town and Kwan-yin Pavilion

 

 

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