Even though the primary image that comes to mind whenever the name Goa is mentioned is partying non-stop by the beach. However, one of the most popular activities among tourists still remains exploring and purchasing items which compose the vast variety of Goan handicrafts, and nowhere more so than the Government Emporium. Goa’s atmosphere is highly acclaimed as one of the best for fostering creativity and there is no better example of this than the simply mind boggling variety of art and craft products available here. Tourists can get some amazing pieces of art, which include Portuguese as well as Indian influences including items made from bamboo, brass, Papier-mâché, seashells, and lacquer wooden crafts as well. There are a number of craft items also available which range greatly from stone and shell carvings and soft toys to tapestries and imitation jewelry, which tourists can also purchase.