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Longling County Shopping

Shopping in Longling is a must-do thing for tourists coming to this city. Maybe you have faced the problem – what to buy in Longling, which is common among the tourists. Facing diverse things, how to choose things has taken troubles to people who are the first time to. To people who are the first time to a new place, they want to buy the things that can represent the local culture and show the local features. For this reason, when doing shopping, they have to know what things are the local specialties and the representatives of local culture and features. If you have met the problem mentioned above, this article will help you. It will introduce the shopping in Longling and tell you what to buy. It will be a travel guide for your Longling shopping. 


What to Buy

In Longling County, visitors can buy a lot of specialties, such as the Longling Purple-peel Shihu(龙陵紫皮石斛), Longling Huanglongyu(龙陵黄龙玉), Longling goat (龙陵黄山羊),Baoshan Coffea arabica(保山小粒咖啡), Longling YouJizong Mushroom(龙陵油鸡棕), Chongcao(虫草),and so on. 


Longling Purple-peel Shihu(龙陵紫皮石斛)

Shihu is an orchid plant adnascent to trees such as pear or peach. It has beautiful flowers. The stem is used as a common herbal medicine. It has been used for more than 2,000 years in traditional Chinese medicine, according to the China Pharmaceutical Culture Society. 

According to Liu Yong, deputy director of Longling Shihu Association, shihu is traditionally used in soups for people in Guangdong and Hong Kong, who have a habit of drinking them for health purposes.Wild shihu grown in nature is harvested from November to February. But it is planted in greenhouses and available all year round.Liu says Longling now produces 2,500 tons of shihu a year. Last year the county sold 250 million yuan (US$41.35 million) worth of the herb. Encouraged by that outcome the county is actively promoting its product around the country.

Depending on quality, home-grown shihu from Longling can cost around 300 yuan per kilogram. Wild varieties cost a lot more. It is available in specialized stores and Taobao.com.


Longling Huanglongyu(龙陵黄龙玉)

In 2004, a new kind of jade in yunnan found, is yunnan province association of ornamental called "HuangLongYu". As a jade HuangLongYu before development, just as ornamental is the collection and sale, is said to do "yunnan yellow wax stone." in the A.D. 2000 years before and after, guangxi stone business in yunnan LongLing and MangShi border area of fadilah river found "yunnan yellow wax stone." because of its rock thin run, colour and lustre is golden yellow, large block type, change is rich, has a high ornamental value, hence quietly after excavation selling to guangxi as ornamental trading. MangShi people are beginning to large acquisitions, first mountain material, then the seed material. At the beginning of 2004, MangShi market good mountain material as long as a few yuan per kilogram, but now has to thousands or even tens of thousands of yuan per kilogram. The price fast, a miracle in the history of jade.


Chongcao(虫草/冬虫夏草)

Properties: Sweet in flavour, neutral in nature, it is tropistic to the lung and kidney channels. Being sweet, neutral, moist and not very dry in property, and mild in action, it reinforce Qi and Yin mildly, invigorate Yang and supplement vital essence, and is used as an excellent tonic for tonifying the lung and kidney. It serves to treat chronic cough in the type of both lung-and kidney-deficiency, impotence due to consuption of kidney essence and weakness because of aging or chronic diseases.

Effects: supplementing the lung and kidney, stopping cough and relieving asthma.

Indications:

1. For kidney-deficiency with impotence, lumbago and spermatorrhea, it can be taken alone in form of wine infusion or used together with other herbs for reinforcing the kidney and strengthening Yang.

2. For deficiency of both the lung and kidney manifested as chronic cough and asthma in deficiency type, it is often used with herbs for tonifying the lung and kidney, such as Radix Genseng, Semen Juglandis, Fructus Psoraleae, Radix Astragali seu Hedysari, etc; for phthisical cough in type of Yin-deficiency, night sweating and hemoptysis, it is used with herbs for nourishing Yin, moistening the lung, arresting cough and stopping bleeding, such as Rhizoma Anemarrhenae, Colla Corii Asinin, Radix Ophiopogonis, Rhizoma Bletillae, etc.


Where to Buy

Longling Homeland Local Specialty(龙陵家园土特产)

Address: Longling County, Baoshan(保山市龙陵县)

Tel: 13378752229


Longxiang Local Specialty(龙祥土特产)

Address: Longshan Road 178, Longling County, Baoshan(保山市龙陵县龙山路178)

Tel: 13888477825


Jvyuan Local Specialty Monopoly(聚源土特产专卖)

Address: Longling County, Baoshan(保山市龙陵县)

Tel: 18987538738


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