Top 10 Beijing Markets

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Plan your Beijing tour? If you are not interested in shopping at high-end Beijing shopping malls, where everything seems to be overpriced at fixed prices, then why not dig into the plentiful free or flea markets where you can enjoy bargaining with the local vendors.

If you are not familiar with the markets in Beijing, you may follow me to explore the top 10 Beijing markets below. I’m sure you will get what you want to memorize your Beijing trip.

Note:  We have offered subway information on how to get to the following markets. You may use the Beijing  subway map  to guide you to get to  these  markets.  Happy Shopping in Beijing!

Top # 01: Silk Street Market 秀水街市场 

Silk Street Market ( 5-storey building )

Silk Street Market ( 5-storey building )

Brief introduction: The old market has been demolished. The new market is open to the public. The new building with an area of 30,000 square meters, known as the Silk Street Market, has been completed.

There are 1,600 booths in the new building. According to the developer of the building, the advantages of the old market will be available in the new one, targeting the shopping groups including foreign tourists and local white-collar workers.

Location: North of Dong Chang An Avenue, Jianguimenwai Street, Chaoyang District
Tel: 010-51699003
Opening Hours: 9am-9pm
Subway: take subway line 1 and get off at the station of Yonganli (永安里), and exit from Exit A
Public Transport:  Bus No.1,9,28,37,43,120,126,403,639,640,668,728,and 729, arrival at Yonganli Station

Top # 02: Beijing Yashow Market 三里屯雅秀市场  

Beijing Yashow Market 三里屯雅秀市场

 
Brief introduction: Yashow is a paradise for bargain hunters in Beijing, a big draw for the tourist with some money to spend and some serious shopping to do too.It is located to the west of Sanlitun bar street in the northeast of Beijing. Yashow is surrounded by the bars, restaurants and cafes of the Sanlitun area, the hotest eating and drinking area for tourists in the city.

Location: Gongti Beilu 58, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Tel: 010-64150063
Opening Hours: 9am-9pm
Subway: take subway line 10 and get off at at the station of Tuanjiehu (团结湖), and exit from Exit D, then walk north to  Gongti Beilu (Worker’s Stadium North Road) and turn left and walk to the market at Gongti Beilu 58  (No.58, Worker’s Stadium North Road).
Public Transport: Bus: 113、115、406、416、431、701、758, 110、117、120、403、823

Top # 03: Panjiayuan Flea Market 潘家园旧货市场  

Panjiayuan Flea Market 潘家园旧货市场

 Brief introduction: Panjiayuan Flea Market, or Panjiayuan Market, or Panjiayuan Antique Market, or whatever names you use, is a must for those who like something really Chinese.From Monday to Thursday, it is open from 8:30am to 6:00pm. On weekend, it is open from 4:30am to 6:00pm.I suggest you go to Panjiayuan on weekends.

Only on weekends, you will find some vendor coming from all parts of China to show their personal stuff or artifacts they collect and sell on the ground in a designatedted area in the market. They just put a piece of blanket on the floor and put what they have on it.If you come here on other week days, you won’t see these free vendors.

It is actually a huge market place for selling and collecting Chinese folk handcrafts, maybe the largest in Asia! What you will see are jewelry, ceramics,calligraphy, teapots, ethnic clothing, Buddha statues, paper lanterns, Cultural Revolution memorabilia, PLA belts, Ming- and Qing-style furniture, old pipes, opium scales, and painted human skulls and many many more.Location: No.18, Huaweili Road, just 100 meters east of Panjiayuan Bridge on the east third ring road.
Tel: 5120-4671
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday open from 8:30am to 6:00pm; On weekend, open from 4:30am to 6:00pm
Subway: take subway line 10 and get off at the station of Panjiayuan (潘家园)
Public Transport: Take bus 28, 300, 368, 607, 730, 810 or 907 and get off at Panjiayuan Station.


Top # 04: Beijing Antique City 古玩城  

Beijing Antique City 古玩城

 
Brief introduction: Beijing Antique City ( former Beijing Curio City) is a brand new four-story building. It is located just to the west of Huawei Bridge on the east-south third ring road, about 300 meters south of Panjiayuan Flee Market, next to Days Hotel & Suites Beijing.It is the largest Chinese antique trade center in Asia.Beijing antique city has a total floor space of 26400㎡. The building is elegantly decorated.

At present it has antique over 600 dealers, mainly selling the classical furniture, the ancient clock and watch, the ancient rug, the ancient ceramics, the celebrity calligraphy and painting, the Baiyu ivory carving, the snuffbox, the ancient rug, the copperware image of Buddha, the ancient clock and watch, the ancient ceramic antique chinaware, the Tibetan cultural relic and much more.

Location: located just to the west of Huawei Bridge on the east-south third ring road, about 300 meters south of Panjiayuan Flee Market, next to Days Hotel & Suites Beijing
Tel: 5960-9999
Opening Hours: 10am-7pm
Subway: take subway line 10 and get off at the station of Panjiayuan (潘家园).  Beijing Antique City  is located to the south of Panjiayuan Flea Market.
Public Transport:  Take bus 28, 300, 3 52, 378, 7 57, 830 or 986 and get off at Shilihe Station.

Top # 05: Hongqiao Pearl Market  红桥市场   

Hongqiao Pearl Market 红桥市场

 
Brief introduction: The name of Hongqiao Pearl Market is a little bit misleading. This four-story building offers much more than just pearls. It actually provides everything from bags, shoes, clothes, silk, tea, table cloth, toys, souvenirs, to pears and jewellery. It is just located east of Temple of Heaven.Its main entrance – the west big gate faces the west to the road around the Temple of Heaven.

If you drive to the market, you are supposed to get off at its north side gate, newly opended to ease the traffic at the main entrance. The market has four stories. The first floor sells digital products, timepieces and glasses, Groceries, mobile phone parts and daily necessicities; the second floor offers clothes, shoes, cases and bags; the third floor provides pearls, jades and artifacts; the forth floor sells the high end jewellry.

Location: 36 Tiantan Donglu, Chongwen District (just opposit the east gate of Temple of Heaven)
Tel: 6711-8984
Opening Hours: 8:30am-7pm
Subway: take Subway Line 5  and get off at the station of Tiantandongmen ( East Gate of Temple of Heaven 天坛东门). Then walk to the north you will see the market.
Take bus 39, 43, 60, 116, 610


Tip # 06:  Tianya Hongqiao Jewellery Market   天雅红桥市场  

Tianya Hongqiao Jewellery Market 天雅红桥市场

 
Brief introduction: On the east side of Hongqiao Pearl Market is the recently opened Tianya Hongqiao Jewellery Market, a complement to the well-known Hongqiao Pearl Market. It is a five-story builing with two underground floors selling almost the same stuff as Hongqiao Pearl Market. The newly established building is lavishly decorated.

Location: Fahuasi Jie 136, Chongwen District, Beijing

Tel: 010-8766 7127    
Opening Hours: 8:30am-7pm
Subway: take Subway Line 5  and get off at the station of Tiantandongmen ( East Gate of Temple of Heaven 天坛东门).  Tianya Hongqiao Jewellery Market  is located just to the west of Hongqiao Pearl Market.
Take bus 39, 43, 60, 116, 610 

Top # 07: Liulichang Antique Street 琉璃厂  

Liulichang Antique Street 琉璃厂

 
Brief introduction: On both side of the street there are plenty of storefronts and vendor’s stalls selling collectibles and art supplies, including the renowned Rongbaozhai, the most prominent shop on the west section of Liulichang. It sells woodblock prints, copies of famous calligraphy, historic paintings (reproductions), and art supplies.

It is one of Beijing’s top art shops and well worth browsing. Actually Rongbaozhai is located on the west section of Liulichang Street. To get to Liulichang Xijie ( the west section of Liulichang Street) on your right side, you have to across the main street.

Location: Liulichang Street, Xuanwu District;
Opening Hours: 8:30am-7pm
Subway: take subway line 2 and get off at the station of Hepingmen (和平门), and exit from the Exit C2 (check old Beijing Walking Tour for more information.)
Bus No.s 6, 14, 15, 25, 50, 53, 57, 102 and 105.Top # 08: Baoguosi Culture Market 报国寺文化市场  

Baoguosi Culture Market 报国寺文化市场

 
Brief introduction: “Baoguosi” means Baoguo Temple ( Serving the country Temple ). It was first contructed in the Liao Dynasty (916-1125) in the southern part of downtown Beijing. Baoguo Si was a Buddhist temple. During the Ming Dynasty, it was used to hold a member of the royal family.By the early Qing dynasty, the temple had already been turned into a popular bazaar for books and flowers.

So Baoguosi Temple is more like antique marketplace than a temple. But it still keeps the appearance of a temple. It has three halls. Two of the three halls as well as the buildings circling the temple wall are used either as warehouses or showrooms.Now it has expanded to include an antique market(also known as Baoguosi Collection Market or Baoguosi Culture Market), a souvenirs and gifts market, coin markets and a stamp collection market.

Traders there also sell miscellaneous items as jade, coins, Buddha statues, old books, calligraphy works, paintings and many more!

Location: 1 Guang’anmen Neidajie , Xuanwu District, Beijing
Tel: 6303-0976
Opening Hours: 8:30am-5pm
Subway: Take subway line 4 and get off at the station of Caishikou (菜市口),  exit from the exit A. Then have a long walk to the west along the Guanganmendajie (Guangan Gate Inner Street 广安门内大街), you will see the market on your right side.
Take bus 42, 57, 410, 617 or 620 and get off at Guanganmen Station

Top # 9: Zhongguancun Electronics Market Beijing 中关村电子市场  

Zhongguancun Electronics Market Beijing 中关村电子市场

 
Brief introduction: Zhongguancun electronics shopping market provides a wide range of options for those who are interested in purchasing equipment ranging from MP3 players, mobile phones, cameras, computers and anything linked to Electronics. 

The market is huge, composed of several shopping malls or shopping buildings! The most frequented areas include Dinghao electronic market 鼎好电子商城, Taipingyang digital market 太平洋数码城, Zhonghai electronic market 中海电子市场, Off-price shopping mall 上品优价百货, Zhongguancun plaza shopping mall 中关村广场购物中心 and many more.

Location: 27 Hai Dian Road,Hai Dian District, Beijing

Tel: 010-81191011
Opening Hours: 9.00am-9.00pm
Subway: take subway line 10 or 4 and get off at the station of Haidian Huangzhuang (海淀黄庄),  exit from Exit C1 or C2.
Bus: 26, 47, 302, 332, 320, 323, 732, 801, 862, 982, 983, Yuntong 105, Yuntong 106

Top # 10: Zoo Market 动物园服装批发市场

Brief introduction: This is a huge wholesale market group which is composed of seven markets. Beijing Zoo Market is mainly composed of 7 sub-markets: 1) 金开利德 (Jinkaili) 2) 天乐宫 (Tianlegong) 3) 天皓城 (Tianhaocheng) 4) 东鼎 (Dongding) 5) 聚龙 (Julong) 6) 世纪天乐 (Shijitianle) 7) 众合 (Hezhong)And the most popular ones are Julong, Tianlegong and Shiji Tianle.

Buy them here for half-price but be geared up for bargaining hard or buy in volume.Everything is so cheap and so plentiful here!! Anywhere from 10-50 RMB for shirts, tops, jeans, pants, skirts, everything. Jewelry for about 10-15RMB. In some places they can be more expensive, but about 90% are the cheap prices listed above.

Weekday mornings are the best time to come and be prepared to spend a few hours walking around. There are also various places to eat in the area: KFC and McDonalds, Yonghe Soy Milk, Pizza Hut, Yoshinoya, Dairy Queen, A&W, Mexican Restaurant …

Location: Around Beijing Zoo, Xizhimen Waidajie, Xicheng District

Tel: 010-68312001
Opening Hours: 5:00am – 3:00pm
Subway: Take Subway Line 4, get off at Beijing Zoo Station ( 动物园)and exit from Exit D
Public Transport:  Bus No.s 7, 27, 103, 105 and 111.206, 209, 319, 334, 347, 360, 362, 534, 601, 632, 634, 697, 714, 808, 814, 特4, Yuntong 104, Yuntong 105, Yuntong 106 or Yuntong 205 and get off at Beijing Zoo Station.Add on:

Top 10 Beijing Souvenirs 

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216 Responses to “Top 10 Beijing Markets”

  1. Hi, I will be spending the 1st week of November at Beijing. Will U pl tell me where I can get good golfing clubs(kit) at a reasonable cost?

  2. Daniel says:

    Hello Soundar Sidha,

    You may try the following two golf stores:

    1. 18 Hole of Golf 十八汇高尔夫用品实体店
    Add: East of Henan Plaza Hotel, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区东三环华威里3号楼翌景家园05G(河南大厦东侧)
    Tel: 010-87731477
    Mobile:13426468046(Mr. Qu 屈先生)
    Business Hour:9:00-18:30

    2. 18 Hole of Golf 十八汇高尔夫用品实体店
    Add:2 km north of Beijing Second Language Institute, Chaoyang District, Beijing北京市朝阳区平房乡石各庄村888号(北京第二外国语学院正北2公里左右)开车四环、五环、进入姚家园路,过五环桥2公里即到
    Tel::010-87731477
    Mobile:13426468046(Mr.Qu屈先生)
    Business Hour:9:00-18:00

  3. ahmed says:

    Hello I am in Beijing now , I got an IPhone 4 witch is need to replace the frame and the touch screen
    I want to know where I can fix that

  4. Daniel says:

    Hello Ahmed,

    Basically you’d better go to a store that is specialized in repairing Iphones.

    You may go to Huayu Weicheng Apple Store ( 北京北京华誉维诚苹果店)

    Tel:400-809-9796

    Add:Room 1506, 15th floor, Cyber Plaza, Zhongguancun,Haidian District, Beijing 北京市海淀区中关村数码大厦15层1506

  5. Elliz says:

    Hello, I will be staying at Plaza Hotel, Beijing Chaoyang 100021. May I know what is the nearest wholesale centre to this hotel, which can be easily accessible by bus. The wholesale centre can be of any kind, eg clothing, food. Thank you! :)

  6. Daniel says:

    Hello Elliz,

    Beijing Yashow Market (雅秀市场) is about 3km northeast of Plaza Hotel, Beijing Chaoyang. Yashow Market is a paradise for bargain hunters in Beijing, a big draw for the tourist with some money to spend and some serious shopping to do too. It is located to the west of Sanlitun bar street in the northeast of Beijing. Yashow is surrounded by the bars, restaurants and cafes of the Sanlitun area, the hotest eating and drinking area for tourists in the city.

    Beijing Yashow MarketIt’s a 4 story building, shopping inside. The general quality of the goods here are competitive to any other similar market in Beijing.

    You may first walk northward for about 270 meters and come across the east-west Chaowai Dajie ( Chaowai Avenue 朝外大街),turn right and you will find the Bus Stop of Chaoyangmenwai ( Bus Line 110 ) 朝阳门外站, you get off at the 4th bus stop ( Bus 110 ), then walk to the east direction for 310 meters and you will get to Yashou Market (雅秀大厦). Have a nice time in Beijing!

  7. shoaib says:

    Hello, I am searching for a good electronic market in beijing where I can buy the things like DC multimeter…Can any one guide me?I am in beijing for 3 days.

  8. Penny says:

    I’ve heard you can get some smart casual jackets tailored quite cheap – on the lines of Shanghai Tang – for ladies? Where is a reliable place to get this done and how much will it cost ?

  9. Daniel says:

    Hello Penny,

    You may go to the six-storey Silk Market Building and on the third floor you will find the tailor’ shop.

    Silk Market
    Location: North of Dong Chang An Avenue, Jianguimenwai Street, Chaoyang District
    Tel: 010-51699003
    Opening Hours: 9am-9pm
    Subway: take subway line 1 and get off at the station of Yonganli (永安里), and exit from Exit A
    Public Transport: Bus No.1,9,28,37,43,120,126,403,639,640,668,728,and 729, arrival at Yonganli Station

  10. Daniel says:

    Hello Shoaib,

    You may go to Zhongguancun electronics shopping market. It provides a wide range of options for those who are interested in purchasing equipment ranging from MP3 players, mobile phones, cameras, computers and anything linked to Electronics.

    The market is huge, composed of several shopping malls or shopping buildings! The most frequented areas include Dinghao electronic market 鼎好电子商城, Taipingyang digital market 太平洋数码城, Zhonghai electronic market 中海电子市场, Off-price shopping mall 上品优价百货, Zhongguancun plaza shopping mall 中关村广场购物中心 and many more.
    Location: 27 Hai Dian Road,Hai Dian District, Beijing

    Tel: 010-81191011
    Opening Hours: 9.00am-9.00pm
    Subway: take subway line 10 or 4 and get off at the station of Haidian Huangzhuang (海淀黄庄), exit from Exit C1 or C2.
    Bus: 26, 47, 302, 332, 320, 323, 732, 801, 862, 982, 983, Yuntong 105, Yuntong 106

  11. Jaagii says:

    hello i’m in beijing now how can i find cnc machine’s spare parts and tuning. can you help me where is the our marketplace thank you

  12. Daniel says:

    Hello Jaagii,

    You may check it out online as listed below:

    http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/cnc-machine-spare-parts.html

  13. Sam says:

    Hello,
    I will stay at No 22 Jiuxianqiao Road in Beijing, what is the closest shopping place (walking distance or short taxi tour)? Interested in clothes, bags, some electronics for reasonable prices.

    Thanks for all info!

  14. Daniel says:

    Hello Sam,

    It is better to go to the Silk Market. Have a good time in Beijing.

  15. Hello, I will be staying at Plaza Hotel, Beijing Chaoyang 100021. May I know what is the nearest wholesale centre to this hotel, which can be easily accessible by bus. The wholesale centre can be of any kind, eg clothing, food. Thank you!

  16. Daniel says:

    Hello Timothy Perkins,

    You may go to Yashow Market (雅秀市场), about 2.9km to the northeast of your hotel.

    Name: Yashow Market
    Add: No.58 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District, Beijing
    Tel: 010-64151726
    How to go there:
    First walk 270 meters to the north direction and take bus 110 to the east direction from the bus stop of Chaoyangmenwai ( Outer Chaoyangmen) and get off at the 4th stop of Workers’ Stadium (工人体育场), then walk to Yashou Market (310 meters ).

    Check out the link below for more information about Yashow Market:

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g294212-d1892507-Reviews-Yashow_Market-Beijing.html

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