Fenghuang County Shopping
The beautiful scenery attracts many people to visit Fenghuang, so what special products are in Fenghuang? China Dragon Tours will tell you the main local products in Fenghuang as follows:
What to Buy in Fenghuang County
The Miao Embroidery has been included in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list. In recent years,the government has invested more than four million yuan in developing new crafts and products of the Miao embroidery and brocade, and training and passing on the technique. It has strongly supported the development of the industry of the Miao embroidery, listing it as a key task of poverty alleviation and introduced it to the market while encouraging better perseverance of the culture. The annual output value of Miao embroidery industry has exceeded one hundred million yuan. Its products have been exported to more than ten overseas countries including Japan, the United States, Germany, France, and Australia.
Fenghuang Ginger Sugar(凤凰姜糖)
Ginger sugar, the most characteristic local specialty of Fenghuang County, is a local snack made since two or three hundred years. Initially, locals used to make ginger sugar for guests and children on all occasions; however, with the development of tourism, this snack has become a regular favorite with tourists for its taste and function of curing cold.
Miao Bandhnu in Fenghuang County(凤凰苗族扎染)
Bandhnu is a traditional printing and dyeing handicraft in China. Miao Bandhnu in Fenghuang County has a long history. Bandhnu prints, which are beautiful, elegant, ancient and simple, are the competitive products of folk handiworks in Fenghuang County. Bandhnu prints can be designed to meet any needs and made into wall hanging, folding screens, quilt covers, desk covers, clothes and so on. The products are so unique with distinctive national style and strong national flavor.
Miao Silver Ornament(苗族银饰)
The Miao people in Fenghuang have the habit of wearing silver ornament. The Miao silver ornaments are various in variety and exquisite in style. Over time, they have formed a unique and highly aesthetic "silver ornament culture". Therefore, Fenghuang Ancient Town, the most seen are the Miao people who sell silver ornaments, such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc., but the silver content of such silver ornament is not high, so the price is not expensive. Generally speaking, the price is 10-20 yuan, you can buy small silver ornament with good style. In addition, there are also regular silver ornament shops with better quality.
Cinnabar is the chief mineral composed of the element mercury, and is a very important metallic mineral. Though most cinnabar is massive and uninteresting in habit, several localities produce phenomenal and strikingly colored red crystals that stand out with beautiful contrast on top of a white matrix. Fenghuang Cinnabar has a high quality, which is a good gift to relatives.
Where to Buy in Fenghuang County
1. Shopping Street in Fenghuang Ancient Town
The shopping street is lined with various stores and restaurants. Goods in the stores such as batik, tie-dye cloth, silver ornaments and other handicraft items are exquisitely made. The street is a good place for shopping.
2. The Recommended Markets and Shopping Plazas in Fenghuang
- Jindu Shopping Mall(金都商贸城)
Add: Nearby No. 22 Nanhua Road, Fenghuang County, Xiangxi Prefecture(湘西州凤凰县南华路22号附近)
- Miao Silver Ornament(苗族银饰)
Add: No. 1 Nanbian Street, Fenghuang County, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture(湘西土家族苗族自治州凤凰县南边街1号)
- Chunxiang Local Products Shop(醇香特产店)
Add: No. 71 Nanbian Street(南边街71号)
- Fenghuang Zhangzi Ginger Sugar(凤凰张字姜糖)
Add: No. 68 Middle Hongqiao Road, Tuojiang Town(沱江镇虹桥中路68号)
- Yangguang Supermarket(Fenghuang)(阳光超市(凤凰店))
Add: No. 89 Jianshe Road, Fenghuang County, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture(湘西土家族苗族自治州凤凰县建设路89号)
- Hongqiao Supermarket(虹桥超市)
Add: No. 12 Tianjia Alley, Fenghuang County, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture(湘西土家族苗族自治州凤凰县田家弄12号)
3. "Ganji" in Fenghuang
"Ganji", also known as "Ganchang", is a bazaar for rural people. Not only you can find rich and cheap farmers' goods here, but also the products with unique local characteristics. It is also a place for girls of Miao Ethnic Group to compete with each other in various colorful national costumes. It takes place every five days in almost every village or town in Fenghuang County. The timetable of "Ganji" in Fenghuang County is as follows：
|Location||Date in the Lunar Calendar|
|Liaojiaqiao Town(廖家桥镇)||3rd, 8th, 13th, 18th, 23th and 28th of every month|
|Alaying Town(阿拉营镇)||2nd, 7th, 12th, 17th, 22th and 27th of every month|
|Jixin Town(吉信镇)(near Huangsiqiao and south Great Wall in Fenghuang)||5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th and 30th of every month|
|Shanjiang Town(山江镇)||3rd, 8th, 13th, 18th, 23th and 28th of every month|
|Laershan Town(腊尔山镇)||2nd, 7th, 12th, 17th, 22th and 27th of every month|
|Heku Town(禾库镇)||1st, 6th, 11th, 16th, 21th and 26th of every month|