The city is famous for traditional and unique goods, including medicinal herbs, upland crops, Tibetan jewelry and handicrafts.
Shangri-La Handicrafts Center
The Shangri-La Handicraft Center is a community based organization founded to support local cultural heritage, handicrafts and eco-tourism in Diqing Prefecture, Yunnan. It consists of two parts, a lovely shop with local souvenirs, and a lovely English library with a very respectable variety of books. The Center projects include handicraft development, preservation of cultural heritage, poverty alleviation and sustainable and ecologically balanced development.
Dropenling Tibetan Handicraft Center
This is a non-profit Social Enterprise handicraft project selling high-quality, authentic Tibetan handicrafts from over 500 artisans, both local in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and from the Tibet Autonomous Region. All profits are reinvested into the sustainability of the enterprise and the Tibetan artisan community in the form of technical and business training, business loans, and product design and development consultation.