You find elsewhere in China: "All the same stuff" Lijiang Shopping Tip by John195123

Lijiang Shopping: 14 reviews and 19 photos

by John195123

Any of the shops along the streets- and there are many more than you'll probably have time to visit.

What to buy: They call it local, hoping that you don't know the difference. But here I tell you it's not local. Some things are. Maybe some of it's even made locally. But when you find the same goods herein called "Naxi" goods as you find in Ping'An called "Yao" goods, there's something wrong. Either all these people have the same goods and the styles are the same by the nature of parallel development, which is possible, or the goods are purchased from a factory somewhere else in China and that's the reality. Either way, don't fully believe them when they say the goods are "local"... again, maybe they're made here, but where they originated is what's open to debate.

Somehow I doubt the Crucifix they sold on the streets in Baisha is local to the Naxi people.

They have clothing- scarves and traditional stuff that is more local, things made of metal- including pipes and statues, and lots of other somewhat unique stuff, including wooden elephants, giraffes and the like which might be more appropriate in Africa. They also sell jewelry...

What to pay: Honestly, I don't know... I didn't buy anything.

Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 27, 2008
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