Hetian Local Products:
Hetian is famous for three main things: silk, jade and carpet.
Firstly, Hetian silk. It was Hetian silk that made Hetian an important commercial center on the ancient Silk Road. Nowadays, there is a kind of silk named Aitilai silk has become the main product of Hetian silk. This silk is soft and light and it is fit for tailoring summer wear very much.
Secondly, Hetian jade. Hetian jade with a history of at least 7000 years in our country has been one of important components of our jade cultures! It is called the "National Treasure" and famous all over the world because of its hard texture and pragmatic color.
Thirdly, Hetian carpet. Hetian carpet also has a very long history. It gains gratifying reception home and abroad by its practicability, esthetics and collecting value. The excellent resilience, bright color, and durability of this carpet make it well loved by all the people.
Besides these three kinds of specialties, you could also buy a lot of other specialties like raisin, dried fig, traditional Xinjiang's ornamental hats and so on. Hetian is a rich fairy land which welcomes you to know and explore.
Hetian Jade Carvings
Hetian Shops and Stores:
Hetian grand bazaar is not only the main market in Hetian, but also a best place to show tourists the local folk customs. And it is the second large open-air market in Nanjiang. It is reported that the number of people getting there always up to one hundred thousand per time.
This bazaar opens to publics at every weekend. There are lots of wares offered in the bazaar, such as daily necessities, different kinds of fruits, jades, silk, carpets and so on. People there could find whatever they need in the crowds. And at the same time, you could also watch the excellent performances of the local folk artisans.
Hetian Jade Culture And Commercial Street
Hetian Brand Bazaar
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