Yixing Shopping - Most Popular Souvenirs

By Kelly PangUpdated Oct. 1, 2021

After visiting the scenic spots in Yixing, it is time for some shopping. You may have heard of Yixing Pot, so if you have the chance to visit Yixing - the birthplace of the Yixing Pot - purchasing at least one pot for yourself, your friends or your relatives is a necessity. Even though Yixing is a small city, it has a deep cultural connotation reflected in its teapot and tea culture. Yixing is the largest tea producing area in Jiangsu Province. Good tea made from a good teapot is a most enjoyable thing.

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Most Popular Souvenirs You Might Like to Buy

Pottery Teapot

The color of the Pottery Teapot is not purple; instead, after being fired, the ceramic material presents a colorful appearance. The ceramic is made from a particular mud from Yixing County. Yixing pottery teapots feature the characteristics of heat preservation and air permeability, making them ideal for brewing tea.

  • Chinese name: 紫砂茶壶 Zisha Chahu/ dsuh-sha cha-hoo /
  • Place to Buy:
  • Zisha World 紫砂世界
  • Address: 222 D Area, Pottery City, Dingshu Town 近郊宜兴市丁蜀镇陶瓷城D区222号
  • Open: 9am–9pm
  • Transportation: By taxi


Biluochan tea is famous in Jiangsu Province, while Yangxian Zisun Tribute Tea shares the same reputation throughout China. Since the Tang Dynasty, the tea produced in Yangxian County has attracted the attention of the imperial court, making it a tribute tea. Yangxian Zisun Tribute Tea boosts the characteristics of a nice appearance, a bright color, a pleasant aroma, and good taste. It is a good choice for a gift.

  • Chinese name: 阳羡紫笋茶 Yangxian Zishuncha/ yang-sshan dsuh-shwnn-cha /
  • Place to Buy:
  • Yixing Tea Culture Street 宜兴茶文化街
  • Address: Near Yangquan West Road 宜兴市阳泉西路附近
  • Transportation: By taxi

Shopping Mall

Sunan Commercial Building

It is one of the oldest shopping malls in Yixing, where you can buy clothes, shoes, and other articles for daily use.

  • Chinese name: 苏南商厦 Sunan Shangsha
  • Address: 17 Taige West Road 近郊宜兴市太滆路17号
  • Open: Sunday to Thursday: 8am–8pm; Friday and Saturday: 8am–9pm
  • Transportation: Take city bus No.1, 4, or 6 and take off at Sunan Commercial Building Station (苏南商厦站).
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