Pearl Market As its name implies, this market is famous for its pearls, in an immense variety of colors and quality. The best selection is from the vendors on the 5th floor who supply the embassies and people in the know. However, a huge selection for all price points can be found from the 3rd floor up. Jade, jewelry, opal and other souvenirs are also available at this market so make sure to sharpen your bargaining skills before you go.
Silk Market The Silk Market is one of the earliest clothing and souvenir markets to open in Beijing and used to be an open-air market with vendors peddling their wares from makeshift stalls. Today the market is in a 5 story building and stocks everything from bags, shoes, handicrafts, sweaters, souvenirs, mobile phones and most things in between. It is a good place for a bargain but you’ll need to bring along your haggling skills.
Panjiayuan (weekends only) At its busiest and most lively on weekends, the Panjiayuan flea market is the best place to hunt for Chinese arts and crafts, curios, bric-a-brac, souvenirs and maybe even a genuine antique. This sprawling market attracts locals and tourists alike and the odd Ming or Qing dynasty antique has been known to turn up amongst the myriad of fakes and reproductions.
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