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!

reminde11rBeijing’s overall urban blueprint has been in the process of adjusting, upgrading and standardizing.  Many busy and noisy lively markets  have been removed from the urban central areas and resettled in the relatively remote outskirts of Beijing.

Some lucky ones have been gentrified and placed indoors like Silk Market (now actually a huge 5-story mansion). Some of the vendors have been evacuating from the markets and settled elsewhere. The golden “flea market” time in Beijing has been fading, gradually diluted by gentrification and disneyfication.

Normally all the markets are open all year round except Chinese Spring Festival. Most of the markets will be closed for 5 days during China Spring Festival. As for the particular spring festival in 2017, it will probably closed from Jan 27 through 31, 2017.

By the way, most of the department stores and shopping malls are still open during the biggest holiday in China. Most of the markets are mainly composed of private vendors who need to go home for family reunion for the big holiday.

Top # 01: Silk Street Market 秀水街市场
Brief introduction: The old market has been demolished. The new market is a five-storey building with an area of 30,000 square meters, known as the Silk Street Market.

There are 1,600 booths in the 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.

Silk Street Market

Silk Street Market

Location: 8 Xiushui East Street, Jianwai Dajie, Chaoyang, Beijing北京市朝阳区建外大街秀水东街8号
Tel::(010) 51699003,  56767766,  56767768
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: 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 designated area in the market.

Panjiayuan Flea Market

Panjiayuan Flea 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 more.

Location: No.18, Huaweili Road, just 100 meters west of Panjiayuan Bridge on the southeast third ring road.
地址:北京市朝阳区潘家园桥华威里18号
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 # 03: Beijing Antique City 古玩城
Brief introduction: Beijing Antique City ( former Beijing Curio City) is a four-story building. It is located just to the west of Huawei Bridge on the southeast third ring road, about 300 meters south of Panjiayuan Flee Market.

It is the largest Chinese antique trade center in Asia.

Beijing Antique City

Beijing Antique City

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.

It also offers the ancient rug, the copper ware 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.
地址:北京市朝阳区东三环南路华威桥古玩城
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 # 04: 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 opened to ease the traffic at the main entrance.

Beijing Hongqiao Market

Beijing Hongqiao Market

The market has four stories. The first floor sells digital products, timepieces and glasses, Groceries, mobile phone parts and daily necessities; the second floor offers clothes, shoes, cases and bags; the third floor provides pearls, jades and artifacts; the forth floor sells the high-end jewellery.

Location: 9Tiantan Donglu, Dongcheng District (just opposite the east gate of Temple of Heaven)
地址:东城区天坛东路9号
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 # 05: 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 Jewllery Market, a complement to the well-known Hongqiao Pearl Market.

It is a five-story building with two underground floors selling almost the same stuff as Hongqiao Pearl Market. The newly established building is lavishly decorated.

Tianya Hongqiao Jewellery Market

Tianya Hongqiao Jewellery Market

Location: Fahuasi Jie 136, 东城区 District, BeijingTel: 010-8766 7125
地址:东城区法华寺136号红桥市场东侧
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 # 06: 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.

Liulichang Antique Street

Liulichang Antique Street

Location: Liulichang Street, Xicheng District;
地址:西城区琉璃厂
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 # 07: Dahongmen Clothing Wholesale Market 大红门服装批发市场
This huge market, oft-lauded as the largest clothing market north of Yangtze River in China. It is located on Beijing’s south axis road starting from Muxiyuan (木樨园) on the south third ring road in the north to the northern bank of Liangshui River (凉水河北岸) , about 7  km south of Tiananmen Square.

The market is composed of 24 comprehensive markets covering clothing, shoes, hats as well as food, antiques and paintings jewelry, cultural and creative products. The most well-known markets include Dahongmen Clothing City (大红门服装城) and Dahongmen Shoes City  (大红门鞋城).

Dahongmen Clothing City

Dahongmen Clothing City

Address: 15 Yongnan Road (south of Dahongmen Birdge ), Fengtai District
Chinese Add: 北京市丰台区永南路15号(大红门桥南)
Contact: 67226658
Business Hours:
Dahongmen Early Morning Market (大红门早市):4:30 am – 10:00 am
Dahongmen Clothing Wholesale Market (大红门服装批发市场) : 9:00am – 5:00 pm
Tianya Clothing Plaza (天雅服装大厦) : 9:00 am – 5:00pm
Jingwen Clothing Market (京温服装市场):9:00 am – 5:00pm
Dahongmen Shoes City (大红门鞋城):7:00 am – 4:00pm

Top # 08: Beijing Tianyi Small Commodities Wholesale Market 北京天意小商品批发市场
Beijing Tianyi Market has over 2000 suppliers from all over China with over 60,000 small products. The market has a business area of 11000 square meters with 20 business halls and 1550 booths.

Beijing Tianyi Small Commodities Wholesale Market

Beijing Tianyi Small Commodities Wholesale Market

The market can almost meet your need for  some cheap accessories. It is better to buy large quantities, let’ s say 10 pieces and it is easy to bargain in bulk-buy. The market sells everything such as hairstyles, electronics, souvenirs, toys,  Jewels, door keys, bags, tissues, clothes, cuddly toys, cosmetics, plants, shoes, phone accessories, office supplies,  bookshops, school supplies and many more!!

Business Hour: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Add: No. 259, Fuchengmen Outer Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, China, 100037
中国北京市西城区阜成门外大街259号 邮政编码: 100037
Subway line 2: Take subway line 2 and get off at the station of “Fuchengmen station”(阜成门), exit from Exit A, then walk westward along Fuchengmen Outer Street (阜成门外大街) for about 1.2 km, coming across 2 traffic lights,  you will see  the market on your right side ( No.259).

Top # 09: Zoo Market 动物园服装批发市场
Important Notice
: Zoo Market has been in the process of adjusting and upgrading.  Some of the vendors have been evacuating from the market and settled elsewhere.

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.

Zoo Market

Zoo Market

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.

Top 10 Baoguosi Culture Market 报国寺文化市场 ( closed )
This market is closed. Brief introduction: “Baoguosi” means Baoguo Temple ( Serving the country Temple ). It was first constructed 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.

Note: This market has been closed to recover and protect Baoguo Temple.

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Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

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330 Responses to “Top 10 Beijing Markets”

  1. Sarwar says:

    any brand shop in that area/shopping mall for mens clothing, sports wear?

  2. Beijing Tour says:

    Hi Nani,

    The old style yashow market no longer exists and it has been changed into a upscale market. As far as I know bargains are still popular in the silk market. There are some good quality clothes and bags, which could be more expensive, more than ¥2000 for eg. Yes, you can still bargain.

    Have a good time in Beijing!

  3. Beijing Tour says:

    Hi Sarwar,

    You may go shopping at Guiyou Dasha (Guiyou Shopping Mall ), just across a street east of Silk Market.

  4. Mark says:

    Silk Market was also upgraded… not as good as it used to be. No small stalls anymore. Just small stores and less selection… higher prices…

    Best to go to Fuchengmen and the TianYi Market

  5. hosein says:

    Can you put all the addresses of all the stores in Chinese in a comment?

  6. hosein says:

    Can you put address all the stores in the Chinese language in a comment

  7. Daniel says:

    Hi Hosein,

    Thanks for reminding me of adding the Chinese address to the all the stores in Chinese. Please come back soon for the Chinese addressess on the page.

  8. zubeida says:

    thank you for the helpful information. Please can you tell me what subway line to use to get to Dahongmen Clothing Market

  9. Daniel says:

    Hi Zubeida,

    You’d better taxi from your hotel directly to the market.

  10. Lyn says:

    Hi,
    I was in Bejing in 2010 and was tagging a long with fellow traveller to a market that I don’t remeber the name of. Thought I wanted to go this time too. I just remember we took the underground and as we came out of the underground train we kind of walked right into the market whitch was ‘underground’ too. At the ‘entrance’ there was a simple foodstand where they made the best ‘pancakes’. The goods sold were bags and purses, also in leather, shoes, nic nacs and so on. Can’t really remember if there were so much clothes. But it was narow between the stalls and lot’s of people. Do you (hopefully) recognize what marked I’m talking about?
    Very thankful for reply 🙂

  11. Daniel says:

    Hi Lyn,

    I cannot recognise the market that you have described. Since 2010, actually quite a few markets have been closed to make way for the urban construction.

    Personally, you should go to Silk Market.
    Beijing Silk Market
    Location: 8 Xiushui East Street, Jianwai Dajie, Chaoyang, Beijing 北京市朝阳区建外大街秀水东街8号
    Tel::(010) 51699003, 56767766, 56767768
    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

  12. petra says:

    I will visit China in 2017. Please I am looking to buy cinese medecine.
    In bejing where I can find it.

  13. Daniel says:

    Hi Petra,

    You may go to Tongrentang, or Tong Ren Tang (Chinese: 同仁堂) for buying Chinese medecine. There are several chain stores of Tongrentang. Please ask your hotel for the direction for a nearest Tongrentang.

    More information on Tongrentang:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongrentang

  14. Raj says:

    Hi I am buying China’s product and start a small business

  15. Jason says:

    Hi, where does one go shopping for car parts? Car radio, electronics or even small body parts?

    Thank you.
    Jason

  16. Daniel says:

    Hi Jason,

    You may go to West Automobile Parts Market ( 北京西郊汽配城 ).

    Add: The Northeast Corner of Sijiqing Bridge, Haidian District, Beijing ( 51 Kunming Lake South Road, Haidian District, Beijing) 海淀区四季青桥东北角(海淀区昆明湖南路51号)

  17. Shirley Smith says:

    Coming to Beijing in May from New Zealand and have 1 day spare to do the markets (on a tour and full on which is great) but want to go to 1 market that covers the largest variety…. from the list above Beijing Tianya Small Commodities market, Zoo market and Honggiao pearl market all sound great….. which one for us please. Thanks Shirley

  18. Daniel says:

    Dear Shirley Smith,

    Personally I suggest you go to Silk Street Market ( Xiushui Mansion ).

    The market is a five-storey building with an area of 30,000 square meters, known as the Silk Street Market.

    Xiushui East Street, Jianwai Dajie, Chaoyang, Beijing北京市朝阳区建外大街秀水东街8号
    Tel::(010) 51699003, 56767766, 56767768
    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

  19. Stella says:

    Hello,

    May i know does the below mention markets still available in beijing? I will be going to Beijing during the last wk of May 17.

    Dahongmen Clothing Wholesale Market (大红门服装批发市场)
    Tianya Clothing Plaza (天雅服装大厦)
    Jingwen Clothing Market (京温服装市场)
    Dahongmen Shoes City (大红门鞋城)

    Thanks.

  20. Daniel says:

    Dear Stella,

    As far as I know, all the markets you have mentioned are still available. But the word comes through that they will be relocated elsewhere in the coming years. Good luck to you!

  21. Stella says:

    Thanks Daniel for the fast reply.

    For those markets I mentioned above it is recommended for tourist like me to go? As I know that some wholesale market they are more for the local seller to go get their stocks.

    Thanks.

  22. Daniel says:

    Dear Stella,

    For me, I would like to go shopping at Silk Market. It is easily accessible by subway since it is still located in the down town Beijing. See the No.1 Market listed on the page of http://www.tour-beijing.com/blog/beijing-travel/top-10-beijing-markets . Enjoy your shopping!

  23. Liz says:

    Hi,
    I am interested in traditional medicine markets, not places like Tongrentang where everything is packaged – more like markets i have visited in Guangzhou and several places in Yunnan that sell raw herbs and other products directly. Is there anything like this in Beijing? (As context, I am interested in plant and animal use in medicine, so I want to see what kind of things are for sale).
    Cheers!

  24. Daniel says:

    Dear Liz,

    No, there is no such medicine market in Beijing. But there is quite some traditional medicine markets in Anguo, Hebei Province 河北安国市,about 210 km southwest of Beijing city center.

    1. More about Anguo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anguo

    2. More about medicine markets in Anguo: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/m/hebei/2009-12/28/content_9237775.htm

  25. Wine says:

    Hi!
    Is Zoo market under process of upgrading these days?

  26. Daniel says:

    Dear Wine,

    As far as I know, Zoo Market is moving out of the downtown area.

  27. Xiaolin says:

    Hello,
    I’m planning on going to Beijing Tianyi Small Commodities Wholesale Market, however the address makes me a little bit confused…. What do you mean by “then walking to Fuchengmen Outter St. for about 10 minutes”? Is fuchengmen outter st. a building? It’s very confusing since I’ve never been there…

  28. Daniel says:

    Dear Xiaolin,
    Beijing Tianyi Small Commodities Wholesale Market 北京天意小商品批发市场
    Add: No. 259, Fuchengmen Outer Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, China, 100037
    中国北京市西城区阜成门外大街259号 邮政编码: 100037

    How to Take subway to get there?
    Subway line 2: Take subway line 2 and get off at the station of “Fuchengmen Station”(阜成门), exit from Exit A, then walk westward along Fuchengmen Outer Street (阜成门外大街) for about 1.2 km, walking across 2 traffic lights, then you will see the market on your right side ( No.259).

    Much appreciated if you have any latest update after you visit the market.

  29. Bike says:

    Hi there,
    I am planning on going Beijing. So I want to go to market sells Chinese silk for clothing. Where can I go and find nice silk and fabrics?
    Thank you.

  30. Daniel says:

    Dear Bike,

    You can go to Silk Street Market 秀水街市场 (now actually a huge 5-story mansion). Check out the page and see the market no.01.

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