Located opposite the northeastern entrance to the Temple of Heaven, this market is somewhat of an institution in Beijing. ... More
Hong Qiao Market
Located opposite the northeastern entrance to the Temple of Heaven, this market is somewhat of an institution in Beijing. Come here to find antiques, jewelry, clothes, food, souvenirs, gifts, toys, shoes and more. Prices are incredibly cheap, and the more you buy the bigger the discount. The quality of the goods is not always the best, but for the prices it is about what you should expect. Rather chaotic but you will have fun poking around. A fish market is located in the basement. Credit cards accepted at some jewelry stalls.
This is a great place to shop, not the best quality but the shopkeepers welcome you in a great atmosphere. I wouldn't personally recommend buying electronics there, as one would buy anywhere else in China, as the quality is unexpected.
The Pearl Market in Beijing is overwhelming with the sheer numbers of pearls in one building. When we arrived at the parking garage, I thought it would be a horrible experience as we apparently were parked under a seafood market- the stench was horrific. Fortunately, this dissapated as we walked into the marketplace. We found a wonderful pearl shop, where the young ladies strung pearls as you made your selections. I learned a great deal about pearls - luster, shape, etc. The shopkeepers were very accommodating in the shops on the upper levels. Keep going to higher floors for the more beautiful higher quality pearls.
In this market there is much bargaining , the shopkeepers tell very high prices , most speak English
But if u say to them to less or Phiayii in Chinese
they less from almost 100 to 35 or 30 , depends on quality.
Electronics are mostly, always almost Fake. but they give a gurantee , some times the thing works like great. u use it like Original , but if it doesnt , u just give it back, but all in all , good store for cheap things
We loved the variety and selection of both fresh water and sea pearls. In addition, we found the various pearl dealers to be extremely friendly and helpful. We felt as though we got a great value on everything that we purchased in Hong Qiao. We also received excellent manicures and pedicures for less than a third of our home price in Houston. Overall we had an Outstanding experience.
Overall the smell of fish is a bit much, but plug your nose and get past it. The hours of operation are not as long as the other marekts but itis worth it. The 4th and 5th floors open at 9:30 which was a bit of a pain since we arrived early.
Don't bother bringing extra luggage to Beijing - just buy more. We found on our trip that dividing the price by 7 (except for in the 4th floor) was the magic number if you really stuck to it and bought in volume.
Once you are past the stench of rotting fish, the market is a very vibrant and exciting place to spend many hours, make sure you bring a suitcase on wheels or purchase one there, it will make it alot easier to cart around all those bargains you find. Great silks, such as runners, and pillow covers, great chinese antiques on third floor, along with great pearls, like Sandy's, also step up to the fourth floor for even more extensive and beautiful jewells. Good purse selections, and some clothes, sizes limited though. All and all great market.
If you are looking for top quality jewelry, including freshwater, South Sea and Tahitian pearls, be sure to go to the shops on the 4th floor. The prices are higher but the quality is impeccable. As with all items here, prices are negotiable. A plus is that it is the farthest away from the fish market (in the basement) so the stench is somewhat lessened. My personal favorite is Jenny Chen's. Helen has a wonderful command of the English language, the selection is very broad and they are very eager to please.
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