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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
Gifts from the Deep Mountains
Small packages of Puer tea make ideal presents
Longjing tea at reasonable prices
Where you can find miniature handcrafts