Xiyang Market

in Xi'an

This narrow alley running north of the Great Mosque is a great central stop for souvenirs. With vocal vendors, bargaining is a way of life here. You'll get everything from Terracotta Warriors to shadow puppets, lanterns, tea ware, 'antiques', jade, T-shirts, paintings, Cultural Revolution memorabilia and whatnot. Quality varies a lot, so look for defects, but bargains can be had.