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Five Color Earth Craft Centre

Housed in the old "Eastern Youth Palace" just north of Tian Di Juchang (Heaven and Earth Theater), Wu Se Tu Gongyifang is a relaxed place to let the kids indulge in tie-dyeing, embroidery, or painting. If they want to try pottery as well, you'll need to call a day in advance so that an instructor can be arranged.

The center's main business is recycling Miao and Dong minority fabrics into chic clothing, bags, and cushion covers. There will be discreet pressure for you to make a purchase, and exquisite as the designs are, take the American Express sign as fair warning of inflated prices.