Silks were originally reserved for the Kings of China for their own use and gifts to others. It was a popular luxury fabric accessible to Chinese merchants.
The first folding umbrella was designed originally for a ceremonial four-wheeled carriage. It evolved eventually into a popular item that is used a lot now a days. The umbrella is mainly used for rain protection.
The Chinese used paper for wrapping, padding, and also used it for writing material.
Tea was accidently discovered by the Chinese emperor Shen Nung when he was boiling water and the leaves fell into the pot.
In China, the kite had a dual nature, it was used as both a toy and utiltarian device.
Fireworks were used to accompany many chinese festivities and were an important part of ancient Chinese culture.
In ancient China card games were purely invented for the purpose of entertainment. Royalty was said to have played card games for centuries.
The Chinese invention of Woodblock printing produced the world's first print culture.
The discovery of gunpowder helped revolutionize warfare in China.
The compass helped Chinese travelers find their way throughout China.