Yuanmou County Shopping
Yuanmou County is rich in natural resource and land resources, so it has nurtured many unique specialty products. We will tell you detailed information about Yuanmou local products.
What to Buy in Yuanmou County?
1. Tiger-head Shoes of Yi Ethnic People (彝族虎头鞋)
Shoes worn by ethnic minorities differ from those of the Han nationality because of the different cultures--especially religious beliefs. The Yis, who have worshipped tigers since ancient times, present the "Tiger Culture" in many aspects of their life.
2. Yi Ethnic Satchels (彝族背包)
The Yi ethnic minority top others in China due to its variety of branches scattering throughout the provinces of Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou. Many Yi ethnic branches are identified according to costumes they wear. The colourful Yi ethnic clothing has been matched by a wide range of satchels that are made mainly from leather (in Northwest Yunnan), flax (in West Yunnan), cotton, and so on.
3. Yongren Walnut (元谋核桃)
The walnut of Yuanmou County has a long planting history, and features "large in size, thin shell, kernel in white, sweet flavor, high kernel ratio and rich nutrition".
4. Huocao Cloth Bags
The locally called “Huocao Grass” is known in Latin as Epilobium angustifolium. Huocao cloth in West Yunnan is normally made from Epilobium angustifolium. This kind of home-made rare cloth is usually confined to some ethnic branches such as Baiyi people of the Yi ethnic minority of Heqing County, so bags made from tit are naturally valuable and hardly available on the markets.
5. Flaxen Bags （亚麻袋）
Stiff and durable, flaxen bags are masterpieces of ethnic satchels. Sani ethnic satchels in Shilin County of Kunming, for example, are especially famous for the delicate cross-stitch patterns and are the favourite of many tourists from home and abroad.
6. Cotton Bags (布袋)
Bags mainly made from home-made cotton cloth vary much in designs. These fine and smooth bags are, most of the time, decorated with embroidered patterns such as flowers, people, animals, fruits and traditionally auspicious symbols, all brightly colored.
Where to Buy in Yuanmou County?
There are lots of shopping malls, specialty markets and stores in Yuanmou. We select some shops with good quality and reasonable price for tourists.
1. Yuanmou Specialty Market (元谋特产店)
Address: No.163, Longchuan Street
2. Yuanmou First Specialty Department Store (元谋第一家特产经营部)
Address: In the junction of Faxiang Road and No.214 Provincial Road
3. Yuanmou Local Specialty Department Store (元谋土特产专卖店)
Address: No.108, Faxiang Road
4. Lucheng Mansion Yuanmou Shopping Mall (鹿城大厦元谋商场)
Address: No.105, Longchuan Street of Yuanma Town
5. Yuanmou Department Store (元谋百货大楼)
Address: In the junction of Longchuan Street and Shengli Street