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Jiayuguan Local Products:

The main local products of Jiayuguan City are Facai (a kind of algae) and camel hair. In addition, visitors can also buy handicrafts and souvenirs, such as Yeguan Cup (Night Glittering Cup), carving products, camel hair painting, jade carving, Jiayu inkstone, and fresco rubbings.

Fresco Rubbings

Fresco Rubbings
The fresco rubbings which copy the fresco patterns in the tombs of Wei and Jin Dynasties are colorful, elegant and delicately decorated. The frescos are complicated and show sophisticated painting skills and methods of ancient people. Historically and artistically, the fresco patterns in the tombs of Wei and Jin Dynastis are one kind of the most comprehensive representatives of Jiayuguan and also play an important role in China painting history. Ancient Chinese began to portray their daily life

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Yeguan Cup (night Glittering Cup)

Yeguan Cup (night Glittering Cup)
Yeguan Cup has been well-known since ancient China. It gets its name because when it is filled with wine, moonlight is able to penetrate into the cup and makes it glittering. In the reign of King Muwang of Zhou Dynasty, the local rulers in west China once presented Yeguan Cups to the court. This is recorded in the book Haineishizhouji (The Ten States in China) written by a famous writer Dongfang Shuo of Han Dynasty. According to the book, the cup is made of white jade and it is glittering during

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Jiayu Inkstone

Jiayu Inkstone
Jiayu inkstone is made of the stones taken from the mountains, which are the ideal materials for making inkstones. It is moisty and colorful. Even though there are carved patterns on the inkstone, it still looks simple and unsophisticated. The making of inkstone has a history of about 1700 year. It is one of the local treasures of art products.

Water Melon

Water Melon
The water melons produced in Jiayuguan is big in size and thin in peel. Their flesh is sweet and tasty. They are sold in a dozen of provinces.

 

Jiayuguan Shops and Stores:

The shopping places are mainly distributed in Xinhua Road and Yingbin Road. There are Jiayuguan Department Store, Wanhuiyuan Shopping Mall, Renmin Shopping Mall, Hualin Shopping Plaza, and Xiongguan Plaza. Besides, there are many markets in the city, such as Jianshe Market on Jianshe Road, Jingtie Market on East Jingtie Road, Fuqiang Market on Fuqiang Road and Vegetable Wholesale Market on Yingbin Road.

Friendship Store

Friendship Store
Friendship Store is located in Xinhua Bei Road in Jiayuguan city. This store provides as many as more than 2000 kinds of goods like jewelleries, calligraphies and paintings, local-produced seals, Jiayu inkstones, camel's wool paintings, the four Treasures for a Study (writing brush, ink stick, ink slab and paper) as well as tourist practical products and so on. These arts and crafts goods here which are of creative design, refinement appearance and high quality are very popular with people, especially

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Jiayuguan Walking Street

Jiayuguan Walking Street
Jiayuguan walking street is situated in the center of downtown in the south of the city. The street is filled with different kinds of stores. The total length of this street is 400 meters from east to west and the total breadth is100 meters from south to north. This street occupies an area of 61000 square kilometers. There are a variety of goods that can be purchased, most are very popular with the Chinese as well as foreign visitors. The well-known specialties here include Yeguan Cup (Night Glittering

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Night Street

Night Street
The most distinctive shopping street is the night street in the downtown area near the walking street in Jiayuguan. There are many vendors who sell Stone Carvings, assorted Carpets and Ink stones. What is more, these vendors also provide many fascinating souvenirs which are made locally.

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