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Being the silk capital of China, Hangzhou has been “Shopping Heaven” since ancient time. Hangzhou is well known for producing excellent silks, including satins. Throughout its long history, a variety of Hangzhou silks and satins have been sold throughout the world. Hangzhou is also the home of the world famous green tea of Dragon Well. Dragon Well tea is not only famous for its unique green color, fragrant aroma, sweet taste, and flat appearance, but is also regarded as a health elixir. Nowadays, Hangzhou offers both the well-made traditional handicrafts and modern goods. The silk umbrella, tea and elegant fans are traditional handicrafts, which you should have a look on your shopping route, especially the elegant fan. The production of elegant fans in Hangzhou has a long history and has been enjoying a widespread renown since the ancient times. Modern goods with high qualities can also be found when you are shopping in Hangzhou.

Hangzhou Dujinsheng Brocade

Brocade is a kind of silk product with a raised pattern, gorgeous and resplendent. Du Jinsheng Silk Factory, established in 1922, is a well-known brocade producer in China. In 1926, its product, sick pictures of scenery, won a gold medal at a world fair in Philadelphia, USA. Today, it produce more than a thousand varieties of woven silk portraits, e.g. West Lake scenery.

Dragon Well (Longjing) Tea

Longjing is a famous green tea in China and it has a history of over 1200 years till now. According to the places of production, Longjing tea is divided into three types: Xihu Longjing Tea, Qiantang Longjing Tea and Yuezhou Longjing Tea. Longjin Green Tea is well-known for its four special features: green color, fragrant aroma, sweet taste, smooth and even appearance.

West Lake Silk Parasols

West Lake Silk Parasols, also called as “West Lake Scenery Parasol”, is a unique product of Hangzhou. It is light, attractive, easy to carry and useful. Silk parasols are made of bamboo and silk. It looks very elegant and unsophisticated. The first silk parasol was made by a worker named Zhu Zhenpei in 1930s.

Hangzhou Silk City

Started in November, 1987, Hangzhou Silk City is located by the beautiful West Lake, Hangzhou, which is a tourist city and has been long regarded as “home of silk”. Covering an area of 25,000 square meters, Hangzhou Silk City is the only silk wholesale and retail market in China for more than 600 silk enterprises, dealing in a wide variety of pure silk fabric.


Last Updated on Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:59