As the only shop to exclusively sell music boxes in Beijing, ZhiYinYuan is the best place for music boxes. Upon entering the shop, you will immediately fall into music heaven, a total departure from the noisy streets outside.
Their various designs on display look like pieces of art. Even the bamboo slips behind the cashier are designed like a Chinese traditional dulcimer, with the history of music boxes engraved.
The shop assistant was recommending a special music box for a young couple when I was there. It caught my attention. The music box has adoring swans sitting inside a beautiful pink ribbon heart, inlaid in beautiful raspberry stained elm burl. It is regularly prices at RMB 268, and the music cannot be changed. However, they can add a special tune for an additional RMB 10. You can also get it gift-wrapped for RMB 4. Makes a great gift to that someone special to your heart.
Generally, the prices at ZhiYinYuan range from RMB 68 for a common wooden music box, up to RMB 1080 for a dedicated porcelain box with an MP3 player inside. The shop assistants cannot speak English unfortunately, so you have to pick out the music box yourself.
What I appreciate
The ¡°Swan Lovers¡± music box
What customers appreciate
A large selection of beautiful music boxes and reasonable prices
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Hand-made Lamps with Wooden Decoration
Ink for your calligraphy and brush paintings