Qamdo Shopping will give you information about what and where to buy in Qamdo. Shopping may also be your consideration after the Tibet tours. Benefiting from its deep valleys and steep mountains, Qamdo enjoys rich zoological and botanical resources. Qamdo is abundant with good agricultural products which are worth buying, such as Cordyceps sinensis, snow lotus, rhodiola and saffron crocus. Moreover, the drunk pear of Baxoi County is famous.
What to Buy in Qamdo
The famous local specialties in Qamdo mainly include Cordyceps sinensis, Fritillaria, Saussurea/snow lotus, Walnut, Tibetan knife and livestock products. In addition, the ethnic handicrafts in Qamdo are also very distinctive and worth buying.
Cordyceps Sinensis/Yartsa Gunbu (冬虫夏草)
Located in the highland with mountains surrounding and rivers running through, Qamdo is abundant with good agricultural products which are worth buying, such as Cordyceps sinensis which is a kind of very valuable herd which has much medical value. The main effect is to improve people's immunity.
Drunk Pear 昌都醉梨
The pear in Qamdo is famous. Drunk pears mainly grow in Baxoi County and Zogang county in Qamdo, Tibet. It is juicy with good taste like other pears we usually see. What makes it different is that you may probably feel drunk short after you ate it.
Snow Lotus 雪莲
Snow Lotus belongs to the Compositae, the protection level is 3 levels, distributed in Xinjiang, Tibet, Qinghai, Gansu and other places. Snow Lotus is a rare and valuable medicinal plant in high mountains, so it is of great significance to protect the germplasm resources of Snow Lotus in science and medicine.
These traditional crafts are made from a variety of things including precious metals, natural materials and so on. Silver and copper are precious metals and natural materials are usually bamboo, wood and even bones. Tibetan handicrafts are very popular in the whole world. There are many handicraft products full of local flavor and ethnic style in Tibet, including various kinds of traditional Tibetan weaved and knited products like wooden bowls, silver bowls and bamboo bowls. There are also Tibetan knife, Tibetan rugs, masks, daggers, etc.
Tibetan Incense (藏香)
Tibetan incense: to expell evil spirits. Tibetan incense is indispensable daily necessity for Tibetan people. On the one hand, people use it to make pilgrimages to worship the Buddha and expell evil spirits; on the other hand, burning Tibetan incense made of medicinal materials and spices can make the air clean and make people feel at ease. Tibetan incense has been produced for more than 1,000 years. It has accompanied the life of Tibetan people all the time.
Where to Buy in Qamdo
The mentioned specialties can be bought in shopping malls and centers, supermarkets and local specialty stores in Qamdo. If you want to buy the Cordyceps sinensis, besides the local specialty stores, you can also buy it in a pharmacy. The followings are recommended shopping places in Qamdo.
Shopping Malls and Supermarkets in Qamdo
- Tea Horse Square 茶马广场
Address: Near National Highway 214, Karuo District, Qamdo昌都市卡若区214国道附近
- Jindian Tibetan Furniture Store 金鼎藏式家具商场
Address: No.61, Shenzhen Road, Chengguan Town, Karub District, Qamdo昌都市卡若区城关镇深圳路61号
- Shengfang Supermarket 盛方超市
Address: No.42, Wangda Middle Street, Wangda Town, Zogang County, Qamdo昌都市左贡县旺达镇旺达中街42号
- Jiang Ding Jun Ying Shopping Mall 江定俊英商场
Address: No.2107, Qamdo West Road, Chengguan Town, Karub District, Qamdo昌都市卡若区城关镇西路昌都西路2107号
Best Places to Buy Cordyceps Sinensis and Snow Lotus in Qamdo
- Highland Local Specialty Store雪域高原土特产专卖
Address: No.168, Jusheng Road, Chengguan Town, Qamdo昌都城关镇聚盛路168号
- Tibet Land Local Specialty Store 藏乡土特产
Address: Near the Clinic of Red Cross Society, Qichi Street, Qamdo 齐齿街 昌都地区红十字会门诊部旁
- Baxoi Pharmacy 八宿大药房
Address: Opposite Hengfeng Department Store, 318 National Highway, Baxoi County 八宿县318国道恒丰百货对面
Regional Shopping in Qamdo
- Dêngqên County Shopping
- Lhorong County Shopping
- Riwoqê County Shopping
- Baxoi County Shopping
- Markam County Shopping
- Zogang County Shopping
- Jomda County Shopping