What do you think is the best souvenir of a place or a country? Naturally one that represents the place. On our first trip to Hongkong, our finances was not that good that's why I was not able to buy a souvenir except for the printed shirts that say something about Hongkong. But when I came back with a vengeance, I was able to buy expensive jewelry that says it is made of Chinese gold. I also bought a figurine Buddha. In our first trip to Bangkok, I was attracted by an animal figurine made of jade in the jeweler shop. It costs a lot since the figurine is larger than my fist, quite heavy too. And when we left, I was delayed in the airport security check because the airport officer had wanted to see what's that solid thing in my hand-carry baggage. But aside from the delay, there was no other issue. Maybe next time, it is better to place the souvenir items in the check-in baggage to avoid delay.