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Shopping in Beijing Hongqiao Market

Besides visit top tourist destinations in Beijing, shopping is another enjoyment for the tourists. As a large scale metropolis city, Beijing stored a variety of dazzling commodities, local products, craftworks and other attractive things. Among them, the most famous and popular will be the sparkling pearls. Today, I will lead you walk into the pearl market - Beijing Hongqiao Market.

Incomparable Influence of Hongqiao Market
Beijing Hongqiao Market

Just located opposite Temple of Heaven, Hongqiao Market has become a must-explore place among tourists from home and abroad. As a famous market dealing with pearls around the world, this market has gained a high fame in the world. Every year, thousands of foreign tourists come to purchase the pearls. Even the famous former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been to this market and she was deeply impressed by the beautiful pearls, different colors and sizes. With economy developing faster and faster, more and more commodities were poured into this market adding some modern and grace atmosphere.

Delicate Inner Arrangement
For special visit in Beijing Hongqiap Market, you must be satisfied by the inner arrangement. Covering a large scale area and divided into different parts, each part could leave you different impression with different decorations and functions. From the underground first floor to the third floor offered various seafood products which play a very important role since the market established. Covering from the common fish, shrimp to the sea pumpkin and abalone, each of them will stop you for the freshness. On the first floor, there are various internationally famous digital products. These products make this market equal standing with Zhongguancun. What the most attractive will be various watches which certainly dazzle your eyes.

Dazzling Pearl
Beijing Hongqiao Market

The main theme products - pearls are just located on the third floor to the fifth floor. As the largest distribution center in China, the pearl floors are just the center of this market. There are many varieties of pearls located in this market with different colors, sizes or smoothness. The pearls ranging from the seawater pearl, freshwater peals and the gem, etc, each of them could attract a large number of tourists for appreciating. For most of the female, they always easily attracted by the fashionable pearl necklace.

If you are considering pearl shopping, just come to Hongqiao Market where you could roam in the pearl ocean!

Roaming in Beijing Panjiayuan Flea Market

Housed so many treasures, Beijing plays a very important role in the tourism, cuisine and art, etc. If you are a regular Beijing visitor, leisurely roaming in the art world will be another kind of enjoyment. As the landmark of Beijing markets, Panjiayuan Flea Market will rank the first.

Panjiayuan Flea Market

Spectacular of Panjiayuan Flea Market
Located in the south corner of Beijing, with the coverage area of about 48,500 square meters, Panjiayuan Flea Market is regarded as the largest, most complete, cheapest and most popular market mainly selling the second-hand goods and curios in China. Wandering this street, you would be impressed by various types of goods. It is just like a large scale museum you could see what you want. It is truly a spirit enjoyment for buying and appreciating antiques, crafts, collectibles and decorations. It not only housed calligraphy, Chinese painting, brushes, ivory carving but also traditional Chinese musical instruments, porcelain and ancient furniture. Most attractive you could find many peddlers from ethnic minorities selling their national handicrafts. So, for this fairy land, it has been regarded as one of the must-explore place in the tourists from home and abroad.

Delicate Treasures Displayed in Panjiayuan Flea Market
When relating the porcelains and the craftworks, tourists would run to this market for appreciation. As the most typical of Chinese craftworks, Porcelain shows eastern cultural features. For the foreign tourists, Porcelain wares are receiving highly prized for the typical design and special styles. In addition to this, the jewels and jades also draw large crowds. Here, you would find there are many shops selling jewels and jades with different kinds and characters. No matter which kind, your vision would be attracted for a long time. Last, what make you unexpected will be the carved furniture here. Carved with lifelike butterflies, flowers and animals, etc, each kind of furniture could arouse your interests to take them home.

Tips for Shopping in Panjiayuan
Before coming to this market, if you are the professional customer, taking magnifying glasses would be a must. So that, you could have a careful look at their authenticity and at last the bargaining is a must. According to your need and the products, say out your price!

Why to Buy Silk Products in Beijing

Silk is regarded as one of the treasures of handcrafts in China. Are you interested in the silk material clothes? Today, I would like to introduce you a wonderful place – Beijing Silk Street.

Glorious Silk Street
Silk Street

As a prosperous shopping market in Beijing, the famous Silk Street is located in the Choyang District. Being started in the year of 1980, it has housed over 1,000 retailers until now. Recent years, it has gained much recognition in the tourists with high quality and considerable service. As it becomes more famous and popularity, it has been regarded as the representative of Beijing, same as Beijing Great Wall, Summer Palace and the Roast Duck. What the most exciting is that there ever many famous foreign celebrities came here for enjoying, shopping and having their clothes tailor-made. Now, the Silk Street was rebuilt into a shopping mall enlarging the business, adding traditional Chinese handicrafts, antiques, calligraphy and so on. It is said to be a heaven of art. Also, it was rented as a fashionable world!

Floor Treasures in Silk Street
Silk Street

Different treasures have been arranged in different floors. Whatever you like, this street will satisfy your desire. There are totally eight stories equipped in this plaza. Each floor conducted different function. If you are very interested in the Peking Duck and the delicious restaurants, the 6F will be an ideal choice. On the fifth floor, various jewelries will attract your vision with dazzling colors. However, these precious treasures are not the theme goods here. The silk will stand the first. On the third floor, there have been established a silk museum. In this museum, there are about 18 retailers offering high quality silk over many years. Some time-honored Chinese brands just like the Ruifuxiang and Neiliansheng, etc. 

Bargaining in Silk Street
If you are very interested in the shopping in the ultimate Chinese style, you should pay attention on the first floor and the second floor. On these two floors you could bargain freely. You need not to worry about the bargaining, do not be shy. It has become a part of daily life in China. It is an ideal choice to have some shops for appreciating. It will be better to plan where you should have bargain.

Beijing Silk Street is a wonder for the tourists who like the Chinese style shopping!

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