Chengdu is a huge city. There are almost a hundred shopping centers and thousands of all kinds of stalls, shops and supermarkets here. You can buy anything you want here. It can be furniture and appliances or incredibly beautiful products made of brocade Shu. However, if you do not speak Chinese, it is better to install an application on your phone that will allow you to translate the photographed hieroglyphs. The fact is that local sellers always honestly write the product composition and the production place on the label. But this information is presented in Chinese. Hint of seller will not help too. Almost all sellers don’t speak English.
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But the language barrier will not prevent you from bargaining. Local sellers are good at bargaining. The main thing is not to exert pressure. It is not necessary to try to underestimate the price too much and not to be zealous in criticism of the goods. It is necessary to bargain in the markets and in all stores where there is no cash register. Be sure to argue about the price near the attractions. There are always a lot of tourists there. Local sellers inflate the cost of goods almost three times. If you do not know the numbers in Chinese, then write your proposal on the phone screen or calculator.
Silk fabrics with printed landscapes or calligraphy are very popular. Things made of ivory, porcelain or jade are sold in large quantities. Bamboo carving is interesting. If you want to buy some unusual jewelry, you can pay attention to the products in the Tibetan style. These are unusual multicolored bracelets and necklaces made of beads or copper. Jewelry made of silver and gold is performed in the same style a little less often. You can find also options with the use of precious stones. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Brocade products deserve special attention. The Shu style is most popular in Chengdu. It has developed in the city for centuries. There are three other styles – Su, Cantonese, and Hunan. Bedspreads, pillowcases, women's shoes, and clothes are decorated most often with embroidery. It is better to buy brocade in specialized stores, for example, in the trading network Hongqi. Its outlets are located on Shudu and Zongfu streets. Prices start from three hundred Yuan here. Shu Brocade Academy is another good place to purchase embroidered fabric. It is located at1, East Coating Street. There is also a Museum dedicated to brocade Shu here.
It is worth paying attention to unusual vases, coffee, and tea sets, balls, jewelry boxes, writing utensils made of bamboo and porcelain. It is better to go for such unusual things at Chengdu Bamboo-weaving Arts and Crafts Factory. This is the most famous place for the production of such goods in the province. But you can find bamboo-ceramic products in any souvenir shop in Chengdu. But the prices will be much higher, and the range - less here.
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Be sure to buy at least one small lacquered box or plate. Chengdu is one of the largest Chinese centers for lacquered items production. You can find both hand-made things manufactured according to ancient recipes, and cheaper, but also very beautiful boxes factory stamping here. There is a special production technology. First, the master engraves the product, often painting it with floral motifs. Then the surface is covered with colored varnish. The product is polished many times until the varnish becomes completely transparent. If you do not want to buy beautiful, but not very useful in the household souvenirs, then pay attention to the local teas. Their price is low, but the quality is very high.
If you are used to spending the whole day in shopping centers, interspersed shopping with watching movies and eating in food courts, it is worth going to Raffle's City Shopping Mall. A fairly well-known Sephora store is located here. But prices are high in it. High prices are also in Wanda Plaza. But the food is very tasty here. Mostly products of local brands are sold in Yanlord Landmark Plaza. People for whom the ability of sellers to speak English is important will feel comfortable in HongPaiLou. The range of goods is not large in the local department store. However, there is always an opportunity to clarify the composition of your favorite food or cosmetics here.
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Be sure to visit the eighteen-story New Century Global Center. It should be done at least for the sake of the view from the top floor. There is a huge assortment of clothes, shoes, perfumes, cosmetics, and electronics here. The city's markets are also worth to visit. The largest of them are located near Chunxi Road, Songfa Road, and Luomashi. Many products of local artisans are sold in the big market Songxianqiao Yi Shucheng. It is located opposite Qingyang Palace. It is worth going to the oldest city Jinli Street for souvenirs and just beautiful views.
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