When you take a stroll on DongSi South Street, make sure to visit the House of Tibetan Gems. As one of the few Tibetan stores in Beijing, you get a unique opportunity to shop for exotic, fascinating and beautiful curios, gifts, handicrafts and accessories from the Himalayan region. There are also a variety of beautiful handcrafted jewelry in silver, gold, turquoise, and other semi-precious stones.
The shop assistant recommended me a wallet which is the most popular product in the shop. It is made of 100% yak skin with the Potala Palace and Tibetan characters pressed on the cover. Priced at RMB 280, it makes both a great gift and for your personal use.
The prices for the products there range from RMB 8 for a GeSang bag up to RMB 1300 for a Tibetan Knife. Though the shop assistants do not speak English, they will try their best to make you appreciate the individuality and aesthetic appeal of all the products from the "Roof of the World".
What I appreciate
Ornate Tibetan handcrafts
What customers appreciate
A large selection of Tibetan accessories
Unique handicrafts with flavor of rural life
Chunny ceramics: practical works of art
Colorful Tibetan Handicrafts
Traditional Beijing Noodles