Huangshan ShoppingFor its centuries-old historical culture, mercantile tradition, as well as ascendant environment, Huangshan can boast of varieties of locally made goods constantly on display looking for buyers, such as Huangshan Tea.
It is generally agreed that China is the home of tea and Huangshan is a famous tea producing area in China. Its products Huangshan Maofeng, Taiping Houkui, Dinggu Dafang and Qimen black tea are listed as ten national traditional tea and Huangshan Maofeng is regarded as the top ten green-tea of China.
Other traditional art wares of Huangshan City are the four treasures of the study, Hui (Huizhou) Ink and She (Shexian) Inkstone. Folk arts including brick carving, stone carving, wood carving and bamboo carving, also the miniature gardens of Hui style and the jumped-up bamboo articles and furniture are all characterized with and decorated with local art flavor.
The recommended shopping places for your patronage are highlighted below.
Tunxi Ancient Street
Tunxi Ancient Street, about an hour away from Huangshan, is lined with shops that were built during the Ming and Qing Dynasty. A number of shops have been open for hundreds of years, such as antique shops, medicine shops, teahouses, restaurants and galleries, and most of the shops carry the Four-treasure of the Study, which are the Paintbrush, Inkstick, Inkstone, and Paper used by artists to create traditional Chinese paintings. It is a popular destination for locals and visitors to people watch, walk around, and try the local snacks. Most all of Huangshan's local specialties can be found in the Tunxi Ancient Street making it a favorite place for visitors to do their shopping.
Tongderen State-Owned Drugstore
For over 100 years, this drugstore has sold Chinese herbal medicine and traditional patent medicines at wholesale and retail prices. The medicinal herbs from the store are sold to neighboring cities like Hangzhou and Shanghai. Such tonics as ginseng and edible bird's nests can be bought from the drugstore.
Huangshan Jiadeli Supermarket
Jiadeli Supermarket, which has just recently opened, is the largest supermarket in Huangshan City. The supermarket is very large, and has something for everybody. The supermarket has a hige selection of local snacks that are packaged for visitors to take home with them. Located near Tunxi Ancient Street, the Jiadeli Supermarket is normally included with any visit to the ancient street.
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