With Lijiang ancient town as a major showcase for merchandise and handicrafts in northwestern Yunnan, you can buy all kinds of local special product coming from different regions of Southwestern China.
Along the alleyways of the ancient town, there are many local stores selling handicrafts. Because most of the handicrafts there are handmade, the price for them is relatively a little more expensive. For example, an ordinary handbag with the price of 20 Yuan, yet you can bargain for a much fair price of about 12 Yuan. Most interestingly, sometimes you can watch the whole making process of the handicrafts.
For the tourists who would like to collect murals, the local Naxi murals will be a good choice for you. You can buy one at the price of about 15 Yuan to 30 Yuan. custom-made murals are popular recently,you can make your own murals in wuyi strees(murals street) there.The murals can be used as table cloth with unexpected magnificence.
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Where to buy ?
There is a square shape market named "Sifang Street" in the central area of Lijiang ancient town. With tidy stores along the streets, this market becomes the most important traditional market in Lijiang.
Tips: You should be patient when shopping in Lijiang ancient town, because lots of interesting things can only be found in some lonely alleyways;
Don't buy overabundant merchandise, make sure that whether it's convenient for you to take back home or not.
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