Panjiayuan Antique Market, Beijing

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Shop for arts, crafts, and antiques at Panjiayuan Antique Market, a bustling market with around 3,000 traders selling their creations and collections. Find little treasures, some centuries old, including calligraphy, porcelain, Cultural Revolution literature, religious ornaments, and ornately carved furniture. Prepare to haggle: it's common for vendors to bump up prices to around 10 times their actual worth at first offering. With up to 50,000 visitors a day, the market gets lively and hectic even though it's set over a large site. Plan and take your time, so you don't find yourself rushing into a deal that you might regret. Arrange your visit to Panjiayuan Antique Market and discover more family-friendly attractions in Beijing using our Beijing trip planner .
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  • September 14, 2017
    A great time, I look forward to returning a we. There are fewer shops open during the week. The sellers do not speak English but very good command of the language of the calculator: it's nice to not be harassed during the talks. The stands outside often sell the same thing, and a lot of small holiday memories. The stands of the shops are already a selection of Nice object: but the central building on two levels together top on the Communist period and vintage very nice booths. It's maybe better to go end-of-stay and return to the hotel to drop off their purchases. Personal: It's feasible to walk around with a sign enameled bus on Tiananmen Square ' Tiananmen but it becomes heavy and bulky evening :-)
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  • September 10, 2017
    At the Panjiayuan Antique Market you will get the chance to see aisles and aisles of colourful beads and stones, jade bracelets and everything you could ever need for jewellery making. There's books a...  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    This is a good weekend market with mostly old Chinese calligraphy related items. One section however sells ceramic stuff and we found some very beautiful stuff, bargain by atleast half the quote and u...  more »
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  • May 6, 2017
    Four stars only for the fact that the Panjiayuan Antique Market is a fascinating place to browse. However beware that many items may not be as authentic as one might think. The first rule always haggle and that said remember the phrase caveat emptor (buyer beware). If you like something and and are prepared to pay the price then go for it. But don't necessarily expect to walk away with a real antique. Sellers can be pushy and if you show interest in an object and ask a price you may find them chasing after you trying to negotiate a deal. On the whole a fascinating place to visit.
  • June 7, 2017
    Nice antique market in the district of Panjiayuan. Some real antique and a lot of "recently manufactured antiques"! Also some painters including interesting modern painting
  • April 14, 2017
    If you've been to other Asian markets, you will be disappointed. It's huge but with little variety. It has some cool stuff but the vast majority are beads and other tat and rocks. Also, it's too far out so not worth it
  • April 3, 2017
    A huge market of different Chinese antiques. What is not here. Porcelain: plates from tiny to huge, jugs, vases, statuettes. Bronze: modern casting (99%) sostarenoe, popadajut'sja occasionally decent quality products. Different sizes and themes. A number of books, some scrolls, pictures, there are stamps, there are directories of any of the unknown auctions. There is something to see. Sell saddles for horses, shoes a century ago, jade and its imitations full of multi-colored stones which all colors in ogromadnyh quantities, chandeliers, irons, razors, badges, coins (copies of mostly) Chinese, tools of the 1920s-1950s, hammers, files. Modern technical means in the form of engraving machines, magnifiers, microscopes. I advise you to go and be chatted. With the European physiognomy buyer rare and all are trying to sell. You can go on the street nearby (there are at least two) where they sell the same almost junk, but cheaper. Market better posjashhat' in the Saturday or Sunday from early morning until dark. On weekdays there the same sell, but much less.
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  • June 17, 2017
    An awesome place for souvenir shopping. You can find rare antiques. Chinese antiques and history of the world. It took us 2 days and not toured it whole. It is a great place to race since the initial prices may be only 20% of the final price.
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