Zhangjiajie Shopping

Zhangjiajie, as a city with a beautiful natural environment, many special local products are produced here. The beautiful scenery attracts many people to visit Zhangjiajie, so what special products are in Zhangjiajie? China Dragon Tours will tell you the main local products in Zhangjiajie as follows:

What to Buy in Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie Pueraria Powder(张家界葛根粉)

Pueraria contains 12% of flavonoids, such as puerarin, daidzein, peanut and other nutrients, as well as protein, amino acid, sugar, and iron, calcium, copper, selenium and other minerals that are necessary for human body. The pueraria has the reputation of “millennial ginseng”.

Fern Root Powder(蕨根粉)

Zhangjiajie Fern Root Powder is a kind of natural wild plant with the homology of medicine and food. It can be used as medicine and edible. It is rich in iron, zinc, selenium and other trace elements and vitamins and various essential amino acids. It is another treasure in green health food.

Eucommiae Tea(杜仲茶)

Zhangjiajie Eucommia is also known as silianpi(丝连皮), simianpi(丝棉皮), Sizhong(思), etc. Eucommia leaves are oval, the surface is yellow-green or yellow-brown, slightly shiny. As a tea-producing area, Zhangjiajie boasts many famous brand teas such as Qingyan (green rock)Mingcui (tea green) Tea, and Longxia (lobster) Tea. Around Zhangjiajie, there are also Yunwu (cloud and mist) Tea and Maofeng Tea from Tianzi Mountain, and Maojian Tea from the Suoxiyu Natural Resource Reserve. Of course, eucommiae tea is one of specialty tea in Zhangjiajie.

Tujia Tuansan(土家族团馓)

Tuansan is a kind of food with great ethnic characteristics, commonly known as “glutinous rice sanzi(糯米馓子)”. It is a special product that Miao, Tujia, Bai and Han people love. Some farmers now sell the tuansan when they going to market. It is semi-finished products at the price of about 2~3 yuan, which is economical and distinctive.


Maoyanmei, also known as Tujia Shencha(土家神茶), Changshou Vine(长寿藤), Tujia Sweet Dew(土家甘露). The active ingredient of Zhangjiajie Maoyanmei is mainly flavone. Meanwhile, it contains 17 kinds of essential amino acids such as leucine, isoleucine and methionine, and 14 kinds of trace elements such as potassium, calcium, iron, zinc and selenium. What's more, the highest flavone content is 9.31%, which is the highest flavone content found in all plants, and is called the “king of flavone”.

Tujia Brocade(土家织锦)

Tujia brocade is a gift for the Tujia nationality in Zhangjiajie. Tujia, a special ethnic group with origins steeped in mystic legend. Traditional handicrafts of Tujia are also greatly varied: stone carvings, embroidery, paper-cuts, dyeing, shoe cushions, pottery, etc. Today, the beautiful Xilan Kapu Brocade is a very important traditional handicraft for the Tujia ethnic group in Zhangjiajie. They have made a lot and sold in some tourist shops in Zhangjiajie. 

Where to Buy in Zhangjiajie

The urban area of ​​Zhangjiajie is not large. However, there are many large and complete shopping malls, including Guanghe Shopping Center and Meni Supermarket. What's more, there are also two commercial pedestrian streets, and you can buy various local specialties there. The one is  People's Square Commercial Pedestrian Street, which is located in People's Square of Yongding District. The other is Tianzi Street, which is located in Wuling Avenue, Wulingyuan District.

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