|Cloth shoes sold in West Street|
Local people are clever with their hands. Their exact and exquisite handicrafts are popular among all tourists. The painted fans, the embroidered balls, and the bamboo walking sticks, are much favored by foreign visitors. Another unique and traditional tourist souvenir is the Culture Shirt (Wenhua Shan). It is a cotton T-shirt on which are painted beautiful Yangshuo scenery or you can have your favorite phrase written in either English or in Chinese.
You can get these souvenirs near all the tourist spots and at the street stalls. We highly recommend you visit West Street, where most people speak English fluently and the goods are named in both English and Chinese. Along West Street there are over one hundred stalls selling various tourist souvenirs, including not only the items mentioned above, but also antiques, ornaments, as well as Chinese calligraphy and Chinese paintings. Additionally, there are many special stores selling silk, linen and wax painted cloths, where you can have a suit made to order according to your size.
Tips: Remember to drive a bargain when buying items on the streets.
Yangshuo is just a small county, so you won't find world-famous supermarkets there. But there are several smaller scale supermarkets that can be recommend for their good quality and reasonable prices.
Address: in the 'City in City' leisure center in Diecui Road (the main store)
the shop front of Pingfeng Hotel in Pantao Road (the first branch store)
the shop front of New West Street Hotel in Pantao Road (the second branch store)
Lele Lai Supermarket
Address: where Diecui Road and Chengzhong Road meet.