Huangshan City is the tourist base of Anhui Province. Such a tourist city is not as modern as the metropolis, but can boast of varieties of locally made goods constantly on display looking for buyers. Once you find yourself in the city, the recommended shopping places for your patronage are highlighted below.
Tea City is the largest and highest tea trade center in south Anhui Province. You can not only buy every kind of tea but can also experience tea culture first hand in tea history hall; you can have a tea taste at tasting tea hall and appreciate tea ceremony in any of the existing performance halls.
Address: No. 35 in Hehua West Road
The next wonderful place is Tunxi Ancient Street. Stores in this street mainly deal with the elegant art wares, native products and some tourist souvenirs.
The traditional art wares are the four treasures of the study, Hui (Huizhou) Ink and She (Shexian) Inkstone. Folk arts including brick carving, stone carving, wood carving and bamboo carving, also the miniature gardens of Hui style and the jumped-up bamboo articles and furniture are all characterized with and decorated with local art flavor.
Also you can buy some local specialty of mushroom, glossy ganoderma (a kind of precious Chinese medicine grow on cliff), loquat, Chinese gooseberry (a kind of popular fruit in China with abundant vitamins), tribute chrysanthemum and wild walnut. Remember to buy some dry bamboo shoot; the tine of the bamboo shoot is the best.
Besides the local flavor, there are several super markets and marketplaces in Tunxi District for your patronage.