Medog County Shopping
In Medog County, you can find many traditional and local handicrafts such as Tibetan knives and Tibetan carpets as well as gold, silver, and copper wares. Clothing, handicrafts, religious vessels, carpets, knives, and many other commodities are sold in the county. Tourists can purchase some rings, earrings, decorations, knives, chopsticks, pots, and bowls as souvenirs. What's more, Medog Banana is very famous here.
When referring to Tibet, common people also remember the magnificent snow mountain and wild wasteland. So it can never be hearted that Tibetan outputs bananas which are common in tropical. Actually, in southeast of Tibet plateau, such as Medog area, because it is deeply located in interior of Yarlung Zangbo River Grand Canyon; and also influenced by Indian warm current, there belongs to humid tropical and subtropics area; with the addition of its soil texture, it is proper for bananas growing. But it is the sole place where produces bananas.
If you get to there in September, you will meet the best time when banana is mature; also you will witness banana trees which are full of mountains. Under one and other leaves’ covering, the natural bananas shake with windy gently and send out full-bodied aroma. Although there abound bananas, local citizens sell bananas in an expensive price. Sometimes, it is even sold in one Yuan for one banana; surely, you will get some by local citizens in free.