"The markets near there are..." Panjiayuan Flea Market Tip by bokononist

Panjiayuan Flea Market, Beijing: 15 reviews and 43 photos

 
 

The markets near there are pretty cool, as long as you know that most of the antiques aren't really that great. For antiques go to the 'Sunday Stuff Market' or 'Dirt Market' in the Southeast on Sundays and bargain well. Qianmen area next to Tiananmen has good markets and authentic tea and Peking Duck shops, and the Xiu Shui Street (Silk Market) by the embassy has every kind of knockoff product in the world and all kinds of good Chinese souveniers for your friends (oh and stock up on bootlegged DVDs and DCs!). You're better off getting silk elsewhere though. Hongqiao (aka the Pearl Market) by Tiantan is a neat indoor market, and you can really get some inexpensive nice pearls and silk there. Look out for the giant picture of Bill Clinton with a pearl vendor - worth the trip right there.
This is a tag from some 'Abercrombie' pants I bought at a market there. Look carefully - I love all the knockoffs, they're so funny!

Address: 18 Huawei Li, Chaoyang
Website: http://www.panjiayuan.com/market/Eindex.html

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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