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Nanjing Local Products:

Nanjing handcrafts are very delicate, among which the Nanjing Cloud Brocade is the most famous. Besides, the Rain Flower Stone (Yuhuashi) is also a popular gift for friends.

Yuhua Tea (yuhua Cha)

This is said to be one of the ten renowned tea categories in China. The green and erect tea leaves are considered a metaphor for the spirit of patriotic soldiers, giving the tea the name of this patriotic memorial place. The tender leaves are picked before Grain Rain [6th solar term] and processed with great care and have a delicate appearance and fresh taste. The tea has the healthy effect of protecting against food poisoning, refreshing the body, quenching thirst and cleaning the system. It

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Rain Flower Stones (yuhua Shi)

They mostly come from the area of Yuhuatai (Flower Rain Terrance, a historical memorial place for Chinese martyrs in the city), Liuhe and Jiangpu in Nanjing. The good quality one is a kind of precious agate . These hard polished stones when placed in water reveal colorful patterns. Folk artists make them into ring covers, ear or necklace pendants or other fine jewelry. Put them into a fishbowl or a vase to make the patterns emerge. It is a popular gift for friends.

Najing Cloud Brocade

Named for artistic cloud pattern weaves, Cloud Brocade is a traditional silk product originally from Chinese Southern Dynasties (420 - 589). In the Qing period (1644 - 1911), cloud brocade production reached its height when a brocade and embroidery production institute called Jiangning Zhizao was established in the city. So it wins the fame “three famous brocades” with Song Brocade of Suzhou and Shu Brocade of Sichuan. Fantastic brocade clothes were produced for emperors and royal families. To

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Lily

Lily, also called Lilium brownii var.viridulum Baker in Scientific name, is planted in Zhong Mountain of east suburb in Nanjing. Lily has elegant feature and the delicate fragrance, with the moral of conjugal felicity (Happy Marriage). In addition, it has medical function. It can clear away heat and toxic material, relieve cough, promote digestion and so on. So it is a good choice fro present.

Cherry

The region of Xuanwu Lake is wealthy in cherry. And the Ying Zhou(Ying in Chinese means cherry in English) in Xuanwu Lake got the name for this reason. Here you can find many varieties, among which Dongtang cherry is the best one with big size and delicious taste.

Jinling Folding Fan

Jinling folding fan is not only the thing for keeping cool, but also the artwork with intricate making. There are many styles like bamboo folding fan, silky mandarin fan and bone fan, etc. They are so popular among the tourists, especially “Jinling Art Fan”.

 

Nanjing Shops and Stores:

The main shopping streets in Nanjing include the shopping area near Xinjiekou (the city central area), Hunan Road in the northern part of the city near Xuanwu Gate and Taiping Nan Road and Fuzimiao area in the south.

Hunan Road

Hunan Road
With the length of 1,100 meters and the width of 30 meters, Hunan Road (湖南路)boasts 238 stores of a variety. Its located in the northwest of Nanjing City, covering the business area of 87,000 square meters, which features famous brands at home and abroad, quality goods, topflight restaurants and big department stores. Hunan Road is one of the most prosperous streets in Nanjing, which is crowded in the daytime and bustling and bright at night.

Confucius Temple Market

This all-round wholesale center is the retail source for many shops and stores with about 10,000 square meters. You can find anything here ranging from socks to electronic toys. Although a wholesale market, even an individual customer coming to buy a T-shirt won't be refused entry.

Xinjiekou

As the central landmark of the city, the downtown area of Xinjiekou is both the transport and business center of the city. Hotels including Jinling Hotel, a metro station, public buses and other tourist facilities provide tourists with the convenient accommodation and access to every corner of the city. Department stores, brand-name stores and large shopping centers in this area sell dazzling world-famous brands.

Jinying International Shopping Center

Located in the area of Xinjiekou, Jinying International Shopping Center, a super modern shopping mall, covers 14.8 thousand of square meters. Here you can enjoy shopping, tea and coffee, food, and entertainment as well.

Taiping Nan Road

Walking eastward from the Xinjiekou Crossing you find Taiping Nanlu, an avenue running north - south to Zhongshan Donglu. The avenue is a home to brandname shops selling a variety of items from gold and jade ornaments to home appliances.

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