Are you reluctant to part with Beijing? Do you feel hard to say goodbye to the Beijing cuisine? Do you want to share every details of Beijing with your family and friends? As to keep those beautiful memories, nothing can be compared with taking the proper souvenirs with you. Words below are for those who are bothered with picking the right souvenirs in Beijing.

Handicraft works

 Cloisonné

 Jingtailan bracelet

Cloisonné is also called enamel, originated from the old Peking in Yuan Dynasty, became popular during the year of Jingtai in Ming Dynasty (from 1450 to 1456). In Chinese, Cloisonné is Jingtailan, lan means blue. That’s because the main glaze color of cloisonné is peacock blue and sapphire blue.

Where to find: Wangfujing, Nanluoguxiang.

 

Chinese knot

 Chinese knot

Chinese knotting is the unique traditional handmade folk art in China. One Chinese knot is totally knitted by only one thread. It’s also possible to combine different knots together, as well as the knot and other accessories with lucky patterns. With the variety of the spirits of the orient, cloisonné now is regarded as a symbol of Chinese wisdom and Chinese culture.

Where to find: Wangfujing, Nanluoguxiang.

 

Peking painted clay figurine

 Painted clay figurine

The painted clay figurines of Niren Zhang have been quite popular with young foreigners recent years. Compared with the exaggerated modeling of modern cartoon dolls, Peking painted clay figurine exerts a spirit of original nature.

Where to find: Niren Zhang, B1 No.138 Wangfujing St. Dongcheng district, Beijing

 

Food

Peking duck

 Peking duck

Of all the Beijing cuisine for tourists to try, Peking duck is a must. It is known to the world for its beautiful red color, the tender succulent and the mellow taste. Don’t worry if you want to share the delicacy with your family who are now in another continent, the vacuum-packed Peking duck is a nice choice.

Where to find: BEIJING QUANJUDE QIANMEN RESTAURANT, No.30 Qianmen St. Beijing

 

Daoxiangcun Dim Sum

 Daoxiangcun Dim sum

Dim sum of Beijing Daoxiangcun can date from the year of 1895. The very first shop was located out of Qianmen , besides Guanyin Temple, started by a boy from Fragrance Drifting Village in Suzhou,. It was the first shop to supply the food from south China. The name of the village is also the Chinese meaning of Daoxiangcun. Pine nuts cakes, shortening cake, sweetheart pastry, honey pie, pecan pie, just choose whatever you want!

Where to find: No.130 Xidan North St. Xicheng district, Beijing

 

Tips :

If you buy the souvenirs on the stands alongside the street, you can bargain in most instances.

It’s better to buy the food like dim sums in a formal shop than at a stall. Be careful with the storage condition and guarantee period.

Do not forget the rules of Exit and Entry during shopping.

 

Sandy Li
 

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