Where are you going?
Or, let us surprise youSpin the Globe ®

Shuyuanmen Market Street

Shuyuanmen Market Street
Plane loader
Animated dots
Hand-Carved Music Xi'an  China
Books, Books, Books Xi'an  China
Handmade Jewelry and other Odds and Ends Xi'an  China
Hand-Carved Music Xi'an  China
Books, Books, Books Xi'an  China
Handmade Jewelry and other Odds and Ends Xi'an  China

Hand-Carved Music

These are one of the coolest souvenirs I've seen in China. At first I thought this man was just doing some carvings. He was: hand-carving these wooden egg-shaped things. There was also music playing, and I realized it was the eggs. They were speakers, playing traditional Chinese music.

More Recommendations

AFAR Local Expert
about 4 years ago

Books, Books, Books

Xi'an seemed like a city of books, with people selling books on countless corners. This lady was selling these beautiful Chinese art books on Shuyuanmen Pedestrian Street.
AFAR Local Expert
about 4 years ago

Handmade Jewelry and other Odds and Ends

In Xi'an's art district there was a woman selling this beautiful beaded and carved jewelry. I don't think any of it was made of valuable materials such as jade, which is great—I'm much more interested in handmade jewelry than expensive jewelry. There were a few old men around her selling antiques and other odds and ends. I love finding areas like this in an old city.