What is the best thing to bring home from Xi’an?

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While many visitors happily spring for one of the replica terracotta soldiers sold on nearly every street in Xi’an, there are many other beautiful handcrafted souvenirs available here, particularly in the lively Muslim Quarter, where you’ll find calligraphy rubbings, wooden carvings of dragons and Buddhas, and tri-colored pottery.
 
Our Forbes Travel Guide editors, however, feel the best thing to bring home from Xi’an is a folk paper cut, a colorful ancient art form in China that dates back nearly 2,000 years. Whether you choose one emblazoned with an ancient Chinese emperor, a dragon, or perhaps Chinese characters, this beautiful artwork will provide a lasting memory of your trip to Xi’an.

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