Shopping in Longsheng
Longsheng is a mountainous county. There are many kinds of local products to purchase. The Longji tea, Longji pepper, Longji water wine, talc and bamboo products are especially popular among the tourists. Longji tea, Longji pepper, Longji sweet wine and Longji fragrant sticky rice, which are produced by the Zhuang and Yao minority people in the Longji Rice Terraces Scenic Area, are the four treasures in Longsheng.
Longsheng soap stones are the best-quality materials for carving. Folk artists engrave a variety of scenes and subjects on the stones. These stone carvings make great souvenirs. They are even sold to East and South Asia.
The mountainous areas of Longsheng abound with bamboo, especially sifang, luohan and zi bamboo. Local inhabitants make walking sticks from the bamboo, engraving characters, like "Longsheng Memento", on the sticks. Tourists like this kind of souvenir, because they are useful as well as commemorative.
The minorities in Longsheng are good at arts and crafts. For example, Zhuang brocades, Dong brocades, embroidered clothes and shoes, insoles and sachets are embroidered by the local girls. These are the more popular shopping choices in Longsheng. Longsheng is also famous for green foodstuffs such as wild mushrooms and bamboo shoots.