Near the end of a trip, you would probably be rushing to get something to remember your trips, such as a photo or a great memory. However, you might want to buy an object from a gift store to prove beyond a doubt that you've been on an amazing trip. Here, we've recommended 5 souvenirs to bring home from China at the end of your trip.
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Have you ever tried tea? Not British tea, but the original Chinese tea. Chinese tea is different than British tea because it has a stronger flavor. It is often bitter, yet incredibly heartwarming, and it soothes your belly and worries. Tea is served in nearly all Chinese restaurants, and some places known as tea shops specialize in this beverage. There are many rare tea flavors hidden in remote locations, so go on a hunt for them, or just buy them from a store. You can even bring the tea back from your vacation and try it from the comfort of your own home.
If you went traveling in China and want a fashion outfit to commemorate your adventure or just for comfort, head to a clothes shop and buy silk clothes. Made from Silkworm cocoons, silk is of high quality and extremely precious. It is soft and smooth, like touching the wind in its solidified form. It goes back a very long way in China and is still being mass-produced in factories. If you want to buy clothes during a trip to China, try to aim for clothes that are made of silk.
Perhaps you are looking for something even more expensive and decorative. Fear not, because we have a wonderful recommendation for decoration: Jade. Jade is basically Chinese gold! You can buy bracelets and rings made from jade. If you want it more artistic, why not buy a carved jade pot or even a jade dragon? Make sure to apply for heavy shipping since jade is valuable and heavy. Remember to buy from trusted dealers like big stores and markets since smaller ones could scam you. However, jade is worth massive amounts of money, so if you aren't interested in green stones or don't have a lot of money, you can skip this souvenir.
If you watch Asian movies, you might notice characters cooling themselves down with a fan. So why not get your very own fan to keep cool? During your trip, you can head to a souvenir store and buy a Chinese fan. Every fan in a store is carefully crafted and has artistic patterns to admire. Some fans even tell a story or a legend. You can use it to give a cool breeze during hot days, or if it is too fragile, simply admire its intricate patterns and design.
In many Chinese art exhibits, you can admire amazing examples of calligraphy and paintings. But why not just buy artwork of your own, so you have a masterpiece to admire 24/7? Or perhaps you are more interested in creating your very own work of art than looking at them. You can buy paintbrushes to make your own calligraphy at home. However, the practice is very difficult and requires a lot of patience and hard work. You should find a school, whether private or common, to learn a bit of calligraphy. However, calligraphy is harder than it looks, so be prepared.