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It is well known that silk is discovered in China as one of the best materials for clothing. Silk has a look and feeling of richness that no other materials can match.

Overview of Silk
Thousands of years have passed since China first discovered silkworms. In ancient time, China was called "The Empire of Clothing" because of the trade of Chinese silk products. Nowadays, Silk still becomes a symbol of wealth and high social status for them who wear silk clothes. At present, China is the largest silk producing and exporting country in the world, plays a leading role in world silk trade and wins a high reputation around world.

Silk Markets in Beijing
When traveling in China, the smooth silk Chinese products are certainly the best choice for many visitors to buy as souvenirs, for its fame worldwide. Nowadays, there are numerous options of place for purchasing silk for visitor who visit Beijing. Silk products can be found in these two famous markets such as, Yaxiu Market and Silk Market. Both markets have famous for its silk product as well as the other souvenirs such as, shoes, bags and cases, leather, famous brand, casual wear, fashion clothing, cowboy series, sports leisure attire, knitted dress, kid's clothing, tie, etc. Silk products are sold on the third floor in Silk Market. There visitors could find various silk items such as, ties, tablecloths, traditional clothes as well as dressing gowns, underwear and many other products made of silk, and children's wear.

Some silk materials is often used for clothing such as shirts, ties, blouses, formal dresses, high fashion clothes, lining, lingerie, pajamas, robes, dress suits, sun dresses and Eastern folk costumes. Besides the daily clothing, bridal veil dress for wedding and Cheong-Sam or Qipao for formal social occasions are something special. All of those products can be found in common markets in Beijing especially in Silk Market and Yaxiu Market.

Chinese Silk products can be purchased at negotiable prices in both markets. Most vendors at the markets are self-employed and can speak English. All the products are marked in Western sizes. Chinese silk products are elegant, luxury and beautiful items to purchase in China for private or as a gift for those special back home.