Guiyang has an abundance of crafts, local products, especially Dried Beef, wooden crafts, traditional Chinese medicines, Miao silver ornaments, ox horn products and totem masks. Small gifts like this are widely popular among tourists. An ethnic minority doll and a totem mask as small as a walnut shell would be unusual gifts to take home.
What to buy
Maotai Wine (Moutai)
Known the whole world over by connoisseurs of Chinese food and drink, the Maotai Wine originates from Guizhou.
Originating from Duyun City at the south part of Guizhou Province, Maojian Tea attracts customers by its fine shape and unique style. In the past, Maojian Tea was a tribute for the emperor.
Miao women produce numerous embroidery fabrics with patterns such as golden flowers, silver fruits, colorful birds, dragon, phoenix and odd fish, etc. During festivals, Miao girls showcase exquisite attire that they have made themselves.
The batik method is a traditional way to dye white cloth with various patterns such as flowers, fish, birds and mountains. Heated wax is used to create these beautiful works of art.
The Flute is a traditional handmade musical instrument that has a 300 year history. It was formed as part of the tribute given to royal members during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The patterns on the flute embody lifelike depictions of creatures and natural sceneries.
Where to buy
The main shopping streets in Guiyang are Zhonghua Road and Yan’an Road. Department stores are mainly located on Zhonghua Road, which is the busiest commercial street in the city.
Qiancui Hang on Beijing Road is the best place to buy featured local products and crafts. Goods for sale here are of good quality. Embroideries and silver ornaments produced in the rural area are treasured in Qian Yi Bao for their strong ethnic features.