Changsha Shopping

What makes shopping in Changsha special is the products you can buy there. Some items can only be available in Changsha, nowhere else in other places. The beautiful scenery attracts many people to visit Changsha, so what special products are in Changsha? China Dragon Tours will tell you the main local products in Changsha as follows:

What to Buy in Changsha

Hunan Embroidery/Xiang Embroidery(湘绣)

Hunan Embroidery in Changsha is well renowned in China. Hand embroidery craft items such as clothes, bags, wall hangings, handkerchiefs and other decorative items are popular souvenir for travelers. When you come to Changsha, it is a best thing to friends and relatives as a gift.

Chrysanthemum Stone Carving(菊花石雕)

It is a local product in Liuyang City only all over the world, which is the unique craftwork. It is made from the chrysanthemum stone which was formed 200 million years ago. The stones look like chrysanthemum, with single core, double core, triple core or no core. The craftsmen take the shape of the stone to create different kinds of chrysanthemums.

Tongguan pottery(铜官陶器)

The creation of Tongguan ceramic art from the Changsha Kiln has a well-established and long standing history. Jian Lue Tuo Zhu recorded that “Shun Emperor ever led the people to begin making pottery at the riverside of the Xiangjiang River, and they were skillful, able to make use of the excellent clay in Tongguan to make ceramic without any defects”. That is to say, even before Yin Shang, Emperor Shun already began to lead his people to make pottery around the Xiangjiang area and started the prime handcrafts. By the Tang Dynasty, the techniques in making Tongguan ceramics were developed.

Hunan Tea/Xiang Tea(湘茶)

It is a long history of producing tea in Changsha. The earliest record in the poem of Tang Dynasty. During 907-960 AD, tea industry was booming and tea trade with north China was the main source of the income of Changsha government. When you come to Changsha, it is a good idea to buy some tea.

Liuyang Fireworks(浏阳花炮)

According to the historical records, firecrackers and fireworks emerged from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) and flourished during the Song Dynasty. Historical records indicate the industry originated in Liuyang City, Hunan Province. In Liuyang City, there are still traces of historical gunpowder research and development at the foot of a mountain at the banks of the Liuyang River preserved for future generations to worship.

Red Pottery(红陶)

In 1999, Mr Fu and his team established a porcelain factory in Changsha, the capital of the porcelain hometown, Hunan province in China. As a haeres of the high temperature red glazed porcelain develop team, he and the company bring the ancient craft into the market, and then make a selling legend in China. Now the China-red has become the luxury gift and best ceramic collection all over the world. 

Where to Buy in Changsha

The recommended places to buy local products: 

  • Wuyi Square Business District
    Add: Furong District, Changsha, Hunan
  • South Huangxing Road Pedestrian Street --- Famous Business Street
    Add: South Huangxing Road, Changsha, Hunan
  • Wenmiaoping and Nanqiangwan—Youth & Fashion Shopping Street
    Add: Tianxin District, Changsha, Hunan
  • Hexi Business Street at South Lushan Road
    Add: South Lushan Road, Changsha, Hunan
  • Junction of Middle Jiefang Road and Wenyi Road
    Add: Junction of Middle Jiefang Road and Wenyi Road, Changsha, Hunan
  • Wenyun Street and Changkang Road--- gray market
    Add: Wenyun Street and Changkang Road, Changsha, Hunan