Thursday, November 15, 2007

Mao Memorabilia

Mao dollThe popularity of Mao memorabilia is growing throughout markets and shops in Beijing. A visit to any market is hardly complete without buying such souvenirs. Items like t-shirts, watches, badges, porcelain statues, bronze statues, bags, hats and figurines depicting red guards and ballerinas from the revolution era are popular items.

Popular markets to buy these souvenirs include:

Panjiayuan market

Curio City (Antique City, Dongsanhuan Nanlu)

Hongqiao market

Gold Street Market (nearby Lido Hotel)

Silk Street market (Xiushui market on Jinguomennei Dajie, Yonganli subway station on Line1)

For more up-market replicas following this theme visit the many small galleries and shops of Dashanzi, Nanluoguxiang, Houhai and also Dara home decorating shops.

Plastered 8, 61 Nan Luo Gu Xiang

Grifted, Nan Luo Gu Xiang

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