The Jiuquan luminous jade cupUpdated: 2013-10-28
( chinadaily.com.cn )
The Jiuquan Luminous Cup is a specialty of Jiuquan city, Gansu province. [Photo/gscn.com.cn]
The Jiuquan Luminous Cup is a renowned and expensive alcohol-drinking vessel made of a variety of jades in the region, so named because it sparkles when filled with alcohol and placed under the moonlight.
The luminous jade cups can endure very high and cold temperatures, and still preserve their natural splendor. They are popular souvenirs among tourists from China and abroad.