Three Stone Kite Shop

Arts & Crafts in Beihai Park & Xicheng North

The great-grandfather of the owner of this friendly store used to make the kites for the Chinese imperial household. Most of the kites here are handmade and hand-painted, although the selection is limited these days, now that the owner uses half his shop to display other, admittedly attractive, souvenirs.

Kites start from around ¥150. You can also find all the gear you’ll need to fly your new kite, as well as miniature framed kites, which make pretty gifts.