About Datong

Datong Shopping

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update: 2012-07-24

Datong is an important distribution center of Shanxi, Hebei and Mongolia. Its main shopping districts are Daxi street and the Sipailou street where there are bustling shopping malls and markets. The products for children and women can also be found there. Certainly, the local products are the best choices for tourists.

Datong bronze, which has a long history and superb technique, was famous as early as the Northern Wei Dynasty. It is even sold in Japan, German and Hong Kong now. The French president Pompidou received one as a unique gift from premier Zhou in his visit to China in 1973.

The Hengshan Mountain dry wine looks clear and limpid with an unforgettable flavor of sweet fresh. The woolen carpet production of Datong has a long history. Its unique style, novel patterns and delicate processes made it beautiful and durable. The woolen carpet are not only for decoration but also for practical uses such as sofa blanket and bed blanket.

The local preserved apricots are large, sweet and tasty which can be made at home. You can get the semi-finished food, and then add some jam or sugar; it has two colors, yellow or green while the yellow ones are much sweeter and softer.

Guangling paper-cut is well known for its dynamic patterns, vivid expressions and the exquisite cut which is on the list of intangible cultural heritage.

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