"New Silk Street" Silk Market Tip by ahoerner

Silk Market, Beijing: 51 reviews and 29 photos

  Silk Street in Beijing.
by ahoerner

The new Silk Street building has 5 floors entirely covered of small shops and stalls normally crowded with tourists and locals, shopping around...

What to buy: You find almost everything: from clothing to electronics, souvenirs to travel equipment, small supermaket to DVD stores...

Be aware that you have 99% chance to buy only copies.. .some really good, but others no at all... quality isn't a Chinese characteristic yet.

What to pay: Bargain all that you can... normally prices offered the first time rely on "european or american standards", affordable by the tourists, but real prices are far below that... don't be ashamed to bargain.

Address: North of Jiangguomenwai Dajie
Directions: about 1km east of Friendship Store
Theme: Department Store

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 5, 2005
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