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China.org.cn, April 20, 2015
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Hunan Embroidery

Hunan Embroidery, a famous traditional Chinese handicraft, is recognized as one of China's four great embroidery styles. The delicate techniques, with a history of more than 2,000 years, incorporate the best elements of Chinese painting, poetry and calligraphy.

The Hunan Embroidery Museum of Hunan's Xiang Embroidery Research Institute is a good place to buy examples.

Chrysanthemum Stone Carvings

These are rare artworks made of stones with naturally-formed decorative chrysanthemum patterns from the Liuyang River's Yonghe Town section.

Hunan Porcelain

Hunan porcelain is renowned for its long history, delicate decorations and mature processing techniques.

Xiangyao Liquor

Xiangyao Liquor, produced by Hunan Xiangyao Distillery Co. Ltd, is the top Chinese liquor in the province. It's distilled from fermented sorghum, rice, glutinous rice, wheat, corn and spring water.

Hunan Dark Tea

Hunan Dark Tea, the oldest of the world's top ten most famous tea, has a history dating back to 1524.

Crispy Fennel Cake

Crispy fennel cake is a famous traditional food in Liuyang City of Hunan Province. The puff pastry is filled with fennel, creating a special flavor.

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