Guilin is one of the largest wholesale markets for tourist souvenirs in China. You can find Guilin paintings, local stones, and root carvings as well as Burmese jade ware, Fujian woodcarving, Qingtian stone carving, Yixing clay pots, and Suzhou and Hunan embroidery.
Every evening, thousands of locals and visitors converge on the Guilin Pedestrian Street for shopping, entertainment, and dining. The dazzling lights from the shops, the energy of the people, and the incredible selection of goods confirm the street's reputation as "the number one shopping street in Western China."
Guilin gold, silver, jade, and pearl wares such as necklaces, rings, earrings, pendants, broaches, and bracelets are dainty in design with strong ethnic features.
Wanya Jewelry Exhibition Hall
Location: 211 Lizhong Road
Guizhou Yinlong (Silver Dragon) Jewelry
Location: 26 Qixing Road (Jewelry Branch) and 1 Chuanshan East Road (Pearl Branch)
Location: Hi-tech Development Building, Canluan Road
Location: 18 Longyin Road
Paintings and Calligraphy
Traditional Chinese painting of mountains and water will surely more than meet the expectations of visitors who love Chinese culture and arts. The beautiful mountains and waters in Guilin have attracted artists since the Song Dynasty (907-1279). Modern artists like XU Beihong, Huang Binhong, Li Keran, and Qi Baishi, have all created memorable works after visiting Guilin. The Guilin galleries are famous throughout China.
Huang Changdian brush pens have over 100 years of history. There are more than 70 sizes of brush pens, all of which are made of quality rabbit hair, wolf hair, or wool.
Location: 1 Rong Hu South Road
Specialty: Paintings, calligraphy, and souvenirs.
Guilin Antique Shop
Location: 2 Shahu North Road
Specialty: Old paintings, calligraphy, chinaware, jade articles, and handicrafts. There store has four branches: Wenyuan Ge, Jubao Tang, Yilin Ge, and the Guilin Antique Shop in Yang Shuo County.
Guilin Museum Paintings and Calligraphy Workshop
Location: Guilin Museum, First floor
Specialty: Paintings, calligraphy, the four treasures of the study, jewelry, jade articles, handicrafts made of bamboo, wood, stone, cotton and silk, duplicates, rubbings, and calligraphy.
For everyday needs:
Guilin Department Store
Location: 22, Zhongshan Middle Road
This 7-storey building showcases quality products from all over China. This is where locals and travelers alike enjoy shopping.
Guilin Weixiaotang Department Store
Location:187 Zhongshan Middle Road
This complex provides shopping, a beauty salon, bookstore, cafe, food court, a children's playground, and supermarket.
Huazhong Hua Store
Location: Zhongshan Middle Road
Wang Cheng Store
Location: Jiefang East Road