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Handicrafts, especially the Old Beijing handicrafts, are an essential culture of Beijing.
Located near the Forbidden City in inner of Beijing, Ya Xuan carries a large selection of traditional Chinese and old Beijing handicrafts. They offer cloth soles, Peking opera masks, clay figurines, Chinese knot, and more.
Browsing through the shop, I can¡¯t resist picking up a grinning ¡®Huan Xi Wa Wa¡¯ ¨C Happiness Doll. People believe it brings good luck to families and gives newlyweds a life-long bond. Each sells for around RMB 20.
The owner is very nice and speaks a little English.
What I appreciate
Art on the old gates of Beijing
What customers appreciate
Beautiful baubles of Old Beijing, quality service
Hand-made bronze and copper ware
FuSan Lacquered Thread Sculpture
Gifts of Old Beijing
Drawings on gourds