Baigongfang Travel Guide
The Baigongfang is honored as the "China's Louvre" and "Living Handicraft Museum" and it has more than 40 studios, and almost every studio has handicraft masters who have unique skills.
The "Eight Treasures of Beijing" exhibited in the Baigongfang including Cloisonné, Beijing Embroidery, Lacquer, Palace Lantern, Filament Crustification, Woodcarving, Ivory Caving, Jade ware are very famous for their magnificent semblance and excellent artistic attainments at home and abroad. In addition, there are calabash shop, bronze shop, china shop, translucent stone shop, mainstream sculpture shop, colored glaze shop, carving shop, boccaro shop, paper tearing shop, clay figure shop, flour figure shop, paper cutting shop etc. in the Baigongfang. It is considered to be the masterpiece of "non-material human culture heritage" and is combined into museum ranks.
Well, Chinese imperial life was exaggerative luxurious, and they like the Cloisonné very much. However, it is certainly uneasy for the manufacturers to serve and satisfy the imperial family. Even an ordinary Cloisonné vase must undergo several complicated processes. People always feel unbelievable after visiting the Baigongfang and appreciating the process of making those exquisite and splendid handicrafts by hands! In this museum, the real treasure is not any piece of the handicrafts, but the master! Without them, many "non-material human culture heritage" would have disappeared so that people could not see those beautiful handicrafts any more.
Most of the handicrafts are for sale. And if you are fond of something pretty lovely and it is not so difficult to DIY, you can ask the master to teach you. Making a Chinese traditional handicraft in the Baigongfang must be a happy memory. The Baigongfang is not far away from the Heaven Temple, You can visit here after your Heaven Temple Tour.
Can be reached by bus No.116, 12, 34,352, 35, 36, 41, 60, 684, 685, 687, 6, 707, 743, 750, 8, 938, 957, 958, 352.
The Baigongfang is not far away from the Heaven Temple, You can visit here after your Heaven Temple Tour.