Chongqing / Famous Shops and StoresIntroduction
Chongqing has a vast area and rich natural resources. It boasts great varieties of local and special products including the famous traditional Chinese herb Shizhu rhizome of Chinese goldthread, Jiangjin orange, Fengjie navel orange, thin sliced jerk, Fuling hot pickled mustard tuber, Rongchang folded fan, Longshui metals, Huatao ceramics. They all are famous at home and abroad. Also Chongqing is the largest industrial base in southwest China.
Local Products and Handicrafts
Fermented Bean Curd
Sichuan Beef Jerk
A food for banquet, travel and a gift for friends, it is made of tender beef, with sugar and condiment. It has unique five kinds of aroma.
Bamboo Pleated Cases for Porcelain
These bamboo cases covering porcelain vases or tea sets can protect the ceramics and make them more beautiful with various kinds of designs.
Silver Needle Tea
Jiangjin orange is one of the main orange producers in Chongqing. Jiangjin orange is juicy, sweet and a little sour. It is nourish.
One of the four famous embroidery styles in China, Sichuan embroidery has been famous since 1,600 years ago during the Eastern Jin Dynasty for its strict and even stitches, lucid and lively colors. The themes are always figures, flowers, birds, worms and fish. The products include embroidered clothes, shoes and bed covers.
Jiangjin Pop-Rice Candy
Three-Gorges Stone Ink Slabs
Made of amethyst from Libi Gorge area on Jialing River, this ink slab is one of the famous ink slabs in Sichuan Province for its good quality, quick dissolution of ink and slow volatilization of ink.
Fuling Hot Pickled Mustard Tuber
Produced by Chongqing Tea Factory with the quality tea from Yunfeng Mountain, Tuo tea is good for health and weight reducing.
Bamboo Pleated Articles
Some 30 kinds of daily use articles and handicrafts woven with local Nan bamboo pillings include cushions, bamboo chairs and curtains. These articles are good in aerating cool and comfortable. They have a good market.
It is the first state-owned department store established after Chongqing was liberated. Through a development in the past decades, it now has 22 branches and ranked the fifth in the total volume of sales in 1999 in China.
A newly built mall of the 1990s, it has developed rapidly and its business volume increased steadily in the past few years. Today it is one of the main general merchandise markets in Chongqing.
Sunlight Department Store
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