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A World of Traditional Chinese Handicrafts

[ From: David Cheng | Published: 2008-04-28 Views: 1543 | Booked times: 60 ]

For those who don't have particular gift ideas, or simply don't have time to shop around, TianXiYuan has a "world of handicrafts" to offer you. Located in the Qian Men area by the Forbidden City, the store comes with over a hundred types of traditional Chinese handicrafts.

 

Inside I found Peking opera masks, paper-cuts, cloth dolls, kites, Chinese knots, lanterns, figurines, and everything else imaginable. Most were handmade, and each a piece of work of art.

 

For something particular to Beijing, the Peking opera mask (RMB 100) is a good choice. I also liked the paper-cuts, where papers are cut into beautiful designs. This is a rare folk art in China today, and the products are sold at TainXiYuan from RMB 35 to RMB 600.

 

Prices at RMB 15 for trinkets like a beautiful lucky bracelet, so they're quite affordable. The shop has over half a century of history, and is experienced with customers from around the world. Shop assistants spoke some English, so communication shouldn¡¯t a problem.

 

What I appreciate

Paper-cuts, welcoming atmosphere

 

What customers appreciate

Beautiful products and huge variety

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Shopping in Beijing: For those who don't have particular gift ideas, or simply don't have time to shop around, TianXiYuan has a "world of handicrafts" to offer you.