Gucheng District Shopping

Since ancient times, Gucheng District has been the hub of economic exchange and also an important spot and military strategic location of southern silk road and "ancient tea-horse road". In recent years, with its tourist industrial development, there are various kinds of souvenirs to its visitors. 

What to Buy in Gucheng District?

1.Tourist Souvenirs

All kinds of featured shops in the Gucheng District are crowded. You can see popular tourist souvenirs of all over the country here. You can also find local Naxi jewelry and clothes. 

2.Bunong Jixiang Bells

Bunong Bells draw their inspiration from the bells of the horse caravans that once traveled the Tea-horse Ancient Road. Local handcrafts show the romantic horse caravan culture from years ago. The Jixiang Bell, known as the lucky bell, was a sacrificial utensil of the Naxi Group. 


Two kinds of mild wine produced in Lijiang are favored by visitors. U Wine's history can be traced back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Sulima Wine is specially brewed by Mosuo people who live in Ninglang Yi Autonomous County, northeast of Lijiang City. It is important to check your country's Customs restrictions prior to purchase if you intend taking these wines out of the country.

4.Pu-Er tea

The teahouses in Shuhe Old Town are quieter than those in other old towns. There are a lot of tea cakes of cooked Pu-Er tea. It is recommended to buy tea cakes at a moderate price.


The famous "Dali Duan's Dyeing Shop" is located in the ancient town of Shuhe. The front of this house is a shop and the backyard is the workshop. The price of a tie-dyed scarf is only about 10 RMB, which could be a beautiful and affordable gift for friends.

6.Leather Products

Shuhe Old Town was once famous for its developed leather working and education, which can date back to Ming Dynasty. 

Where to buy in Gucheng District?

Square Street

The most famous shopping center in Lijiang is Square Street, the most bustling area of the city. It provides another interesting experience to your trip. A large number of souvenir stores are located there, selling various kinds of decorations and handicrafts.

Bu Nong Ling (Bunong Bell)
The best place to buy the exotic Bunong Bell. Belles sold here are completed designed and made by the shopkeeper.

Location: East of the big stone bridge of Lijiang Old Town.

Dali Duan's Dyeing Shop

Location: Shuhe Town, Gucheng District, Lijiang, Yunnan

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