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Q: What's the coolest souvenir you bought in China?

For my parent's birthday I bought them one of those Chinese pictures woven from silk in a circular frame that rotates on a wooden pedestal. No idea what to call those things, but they're really beautiful.

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Being an art lover, I find myself buying a lot of original traditional ink paintings. Huge things, really, but wonderful in the extreme. They come on paper, scrolls, and fans! Yikes! My house will be full of them soon.

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  I bought my sister an absolutely gorgeous, incredibly ornately engraved, carved wooden dildo. She loved it!

  I'm sorry minabottle, it's a compulsion. I did buy many things a few years back, trying to make up for all the birthdays i'd missed for various brothers and sisters and the like. Did all my shopping in Yangshuo: beautiful wooden carvings, Chinese flutes and wall hangings, etc. My advice is to get something with a story behind it; something that relates to your stay, that'll give you more opportunities to talk about your visit, and you can hold a gun to them, just to make sure they're listening. That's what I like to do anyway:)

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That was not a dildo you got her. It was a shoehorn....

 

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  You know what? That makes a 'lot' more sense.

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The wifesurprise

 

 

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  Yeh, watch what you say, Phil, I think I see her looking over your shoulder. She sees you describing her as a souvenir and you'll be for it.

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I bought my mother a tea traditional Chinese tea set. A beautiful "handmade" one.

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If I go to one of the first tier cities (hopefully reasonably soon) as a tourist I want to get some of those copy oil paintings, you know the copies of old masters. The ones I've seen are incredibly good.

 

P.S. They aren't considered forgeries (so they are legal) so long as the 'signature' isn't copied and they're not sold as 'genuine'.

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LOL, the amount of thumbs downs on this thread, for no apparent reason, is strange.

 

It appears someone doesn't have the sphericals to speak their mind, or is drunk or both.

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Rectified. This round's on me.

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It happens.  Some guys here just love giving thumbs down to an entire post for no apparent reason.

Anyway, here is your second thumbs up to balance it off!

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Thank you both! I wasn't farming for points though,  honest!

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An oil painting of the Hong Kong skyline on the Peak.   I plan on having it framed...not the greatest artistic effort but very good and sentimental because of the time I bought it.

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a dildo and a sex toy that i bought from a sex shop and gave them to my friends back home and said ''knock yourselves out.....mates''.........LOL

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I got a huge painting specifically designed by me and a local painter about my life in Beijing, and she painted it all on canvas.  It's huge but can roll up nicely.  Cost me a bit of money but it was completely worth it.  

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I'm a math teacher, so I bought myself an abacus.

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I was for awhile collecting those small scent bottles made from polished bone and etched with scenes of erotica. I thought they were pretty cool. I think I have about 8 of them.

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Being a collector of Chinese antiquities I have developed a network of "scrounges" and local "pickers" in several cities over the years.  My tour de force has so far been a 14-piece set of bronze Waring States period armor. 

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