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What Chinese souvenirs to bring back home?

By Discover China

April 14

Here’s a list of tips to help you enrich your trips with the best travel souvenirs.

Here’s a list of tips to help you enrich your trips with the best travel souvenirs.

1. Tea

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China has a long history of drinking tea. People drink tea on social occasions, or simply for good health. There are six main types of Chinese tea based on different processing:  green tea, black tea, oolong tea, white tea, yellow tea and pu’er tea. West Lake Longjing is a famous kind of green tea produced in the mountainous region of Hangzhou, in eastern China’s Zhejiang Province.

2. Silk

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Chinese silk is well-known worldwide for its magnificent quality, color and variety. Jiangsu Province and Hangzhou in Zhejiang are particularly famous for their silk products, like scarves and cheongsams.

3. Chopsticks

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Chopsticks are an important part of Chinese food culture. Because they come in pairs they are a popular gift to new couples to symbolize unity。

4. Chinese opera masks

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Opera masks with all sorts of colors used in Chinese operas are a special art. In the Peking Opera especially, different colors have a variety of meanings. This is a great choice for anyone who loves opera and the arts.

5. Porcelain

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Porcelain in China has a long history which can be traced back to 16th century BC. Porcelains of China were spread to the world via the Silk Road during Han Dynasty. The blue and white porcelain produced in Jiangdezhen, in eastern China’s Jiangxi Province is regarded as the best and the most famous.

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