Simao District Shopping

What to Buy in Simao District

Simao District Shopping has a wide choice of local products due to its subtropical monsoon climate zone with low latitude plateau. So there are plentiful products like Pu’er tea and rare medicinal herbs, etc. You can also purchase some local handicrafts. 

1. Pu’er Tea(普洱茶)

Pu'er tea comes from the Yunnan Plateau and is a unique variety in the pressed tea (black tea) family. It is mostly in the form of brick and pie. It travels many places, from south to north, and has a long history. Some people praise the benefits of Pu'er tea: the first taste is light, the longer time for making tea, it is thicker, but it never hurts the stomach. Digestion of food and removal of oil are the characteristics of this tea.

2. Simao Coffee(思茅咖啡)

A German coffee expert said: “A beautiful place that is not discovered by the world – high quality coffee grows in Simao District.”. Yunnan Simao Coffee have intense taste and is not bitter because of its unique geographical environment and climatic conditions. Yunnan Simao coffee quality is excellent in alcohol. When it is brewed, it has a good fragrance. It has a good reputation in the domestic and foreign markets and was rated as a first-class product in the London international market. Today, Yunnan Simao Coffee has been rated as a Chinese geographical indication product because of its excellent quality. The "mysterious and special oriental taste" has been loved by more and more people.

3. Ethnic MinoritiesClothes(民族服饰)

Simao is located between 22°02′-24°50′ north latitude and 99°09′-102°19′ east longitude, and the Tropic of Cancer crosses its territory. Here, there are more than ten ethnic groups, including Han, Wa, Lahu, Hani, Yi, Dai, Blang, Yao, Miao and Lisu. The long history and beautiful culture form a colorful national customs map. What’s more, there are diverse ethnic costumes.

4. Simao Wood Carving(思茅木雕)

The wood carving of Simao District is very famous and enjoys much popularity. Wood carving is a form of working wood by means of a cutting tool (knife) in one hand or a chisel by two hands or with one hand on a chisel and one hand on a mallet, resulting in a wooden figure or figurine, or in the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object. The phrase may also refer to the finished product, from individual sculptures to hand-worked moldings composing part of a tracer.