What to buy
Since the Tang Dynasty (618~907), Dali has got to be renowned for producing high quality marble which is quarried from the Cangshan Mountain. With the development of workmanship, the marble can be processed into decorations of high quality modern furniture and ancient buildings. Furthermore, white marble is a good material for pen containers, flower vases, carving ashtrays, ornaments and tea sets.
Tie dyeing is of the most famous souvenirs among tourists. To produce tie dyeing, the white cloth is tied and sewn into different patterns by hand. Then various designs, such as bees, butterflies, plum blossoms and fish would appear vividly.
Jianchuan wood carving, with a history of over 1,000 years, features exquisite and elegant designs and durable quality. The main patterns of the wood carving are flowers, animals and some folktales. Jianchuan wood carving can be used to decoration in ancient buildings, such as bucket arches, square tables and tea tables, or folk instruments, or other household supplies, for instance, bins and penholders.
Where to buy
Huguo Road lined with numerous bars, restaurants and cafes is called a paradise for tourists for shopping. You could find all kinds of jewelry shops, antique shops and galleries with their own characteristics along the road.