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Kaili Local Products:

Kaili is abundant in local specialties. Almost all counties of Kaili have their characteristic products, such as Zhusun (an edible mushroom that grows on the wet ground of a bamboo grove) of Majiang county, Ponkan (a kind of mandarin orange) and Mini Pig of Congjiang county, watermelon and pickled fish of Rongjiang county, and Beef Jerk of Huangping county. Besides, there are many kinds of folk handcrafts and arts which are popular with tourists, such as Lusheng (a kind of musical instrument), Dong ethnic Brocade, Silver Ornament of minority people and Cross stitching of Miao ethnic people. All of them can be found in Kaili city.

Dong Ethnic Brocade

Dong ethnic Brocade is a treasure of Dong ethnic people of Guizhou, with a long standing reputation. It is knitted by colored silk thread shuttling back and forth, forming patterns by horizontal and vertical thread and usually making into silk strips used as ornaments. The silk trips have various geometric patterns, dragons, phoenixes, worms, fish, or lucky words and expressions, etc. with strong and flamboyant colors. Some brocade is knitted accurately and carefully only with two colours: bl

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Cross Stitching

It is a traditional craft that Miao women are best at. It is used on the scarf, head cap, clothes, the cross-stitching mainly takes small cross, rice word, bundle flowers, small dotted flower and diagonals as figures with pink as fundamental color, white and green interspersing among them, or taking black as bottom, contrasting with strong red-and-white line outline, and full of crimson pink and yellowish green. The picture is tight and plump, having very high ornamental function.

Silver Ornament

The silver ornaments of the ethnic minorities in Kaili are basically made by the local craftsman and handed down from generation to generation. The designs on the silver ornaments are of primitive simplicity and abundant in imagination, varied from people, bird, beast to flower and trees. The execution is delicate with some extent of art value.

 

Kaili Shops and Stores:

The souvenir sold in Kaili is cheaper than those in Guiyang (the capital city of Guizhou province). Please be aware that there are many fake silver ornaments in the market. Changpanpo Handcraft and Art Market is a good choice. Besides, Minzu Commercial Street lies many stalls and shops selling various kinds of tourism souvenirs and local products. There are also many restaurants situated along the street. Shopping malls concentrate in the downtown of Kaili city, where tourists can find good quality local specialties at reasonable price, such as Linmao Building, Dongfang Building and Jiahui Shopping Center. If you are interested in the local specialties, you can explore and buy them in the local ethnic minority people’s home. Souvenirs also can be found at many scenic areas.

Changpanpo Handcraft And Art Market

There is a spontaneously shaped-up handcrafts and arts market located near Minzu Hotel, Changpanpo, Zhoufu Road, kaili city. The sellers there are basically the local ethnic people. The goods there are in rich kinds and low price. A purse made by Dong ethnic brocade just charges 6 Yuan and 20 Yuan for a delicate umbrella made by bamboo and Wax-Printed cloth.

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