One fantastic and very special type of souvenir in Xian is the local folk paintings. Folk painters in Xian combine the traditional Chinese brush painting skill with inspiration from cultural and historical figures, animals, flowers and birds; hence paintings of unique characteristic are formed.
The folk paintings illustrate pastoral themes. These eye-catching and colorful paintings overflow with the atmosphere of Chinese country life and are widely popular to travelers to Xian. Great folk paintings can be purchased at most tourist attractions from street vendors and in small shops nearby.