Shopping is always an exciting part of China tour.Guilin tour is not out of exception.Commonly ,when we plan to have a tour, others, such as our classmates and our friends will ask us to bring some local things back,especial for speciality. So shopping is always indispensable .   Shopping in Guilin is a little different compared with in big Chinese cities. There are something unique in this beautiful region and worthwhile to bring home as souvenirs.

Guilin belongs to subtropical moist monsoon climate region ,having a long frost-free period period. It is moderate and moist and have rich sunshine ,abundant precipitation. This unique climate and morphological terrain created a suitable environment for the growth of  all types of plant and animal, in order to spawn a rich ,characteristic local products.

Guilin sanhua alcohol, Guilin fermented bean curd and Guilin chili sauce are considered to be Guilin’s three treasures and top choices with visitors to the city.Products made from sweet-scented osmanthus are also recommended since the name of Guilin literally means forests of osmanthus. Osamnthus tea, sugar and wine will bring you sweet memories of this city.

Guilin sanhua alcohol is the representative wine of rice wine in China , known as the king of wine .The people in Guilin feel proud .Sanhua alcohol is famous for its long history and unique manufacturing process and high quality ,and become the favor the tourist both from China and foreign. Because sanhua alcohol should experience distillation three times, it was called “Sanzheng alcohol” or “San’ao alcohol ”long time ago. But maybe the academicians felt this name was countrified to suit themselves .As a result, they called it Sanhua alcohol.

Guilin fermented bean curd is the reperesentative of the white permented bean curd. Long long ago, in Song dynasty, Guilin fermented bean curd is very famous.It is a traditional speciality. It taste smoothly and its surface seems transparently orange. Its flavour is delicious it has rich nutrition .In addition, it can help digestion and is stomachic.

Guilin is famous for gingko tree, chufas,Luo Han Kuo and shaddock and so on.

The gingko tree is described as a living fossil. Gingko is said to promote healthy blood circulation, moistens facial skin and so chases away wrinkles. It is so versatile that it can also be made into drinks and snacks.
Guilin chufas can be eaten as fruit or as a vegetable. Chufas, sometimes referred to as tiger nuts in the West, are grown in Guilin and are very sweet and crispy. Chufa paste, chufa panocha and canned chufa each have their own unique flavors and will add extra zest to your cooking.
Luo Han Kuo got its name as it looks like the belly of Buddha. Luohan means arhat in Chinese. This fruit has long been a traditional Chinese herb. It is sweet and mellow and is considered conducive to the system and helps lower blood pressure. Instant Luo Han Kuo tea is a very convenient way to prepare it and preserves the original flavor of the fruit.
Shaddock is the best-known fruit in Guangxi. Shaddock is sweet with a light scent. It is rich in Vitamin C.

After reading this article , while you are in a Guilin Tour, do forget to buy some Guilin speciality.

Jack Li
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