From sheepskin lamps to lotus-carved furniture to meditation scripture fittings, Tibetan artifacts are skillfully applied in creating the soothing environment of BaiMaQuMi Spa. Located at West 3rd Ring Middle, this spa was founded by doctors who are not only skilled in western medicine, but also very knowledgeable in herbal Tibetan medicine.
Herbal therapies are their forte, all for relieving aches and ailments of their customers through services such as the 45-minute temperature-controlled foot baths (RMB 180) or the 90-minute full-body massage (RMB 460).
Saffron, a rare spice grown in Tibet, is the main herb they use, employed for its ability to stimulate blood circulation, promote healthy hair, and help female fertility. It's used in their massage oil, served in their teas (RMB 40), and also in their spa's vegetarian cuisines.
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".
Beijing Shopping: From sheepskin lamps to lotus-carved furniture to meditation scripture fittings, Tibetan artifacts are skillfully applied in creating the soothing environment of BaiMaQuMi Spa. Located at West 3rd Rin...