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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. Our Beijing vacation planner makes visiting Panjiayuan Antique Market and other Beijing attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • If you like antiquing, do not miss a (rather long) visit to Panjianyuan, paradise of her rummages. Plan to stay there long because there are two parts, "real" antiques and also a bric to friendly brac where everything (especially of ethnic products) fun and cheap, it is ideal for small gifts. Antiques, you should also know that everything is "fake", or least not very true but you can have fun with objects not too old and authentic ones (pottery, small bronzes, necklaces and bracelets... (see photo). On the other hand do not too buy a Song or in Ming. There are perhaps of real also because the jurisdiction of the dealers is questionable? If you have the courage to go flaner on the side of books, you will find old postcards... a nice walk. Panjianyuan has nothing to do with our chips as often said, but it is a paradise of her rummages.
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  • Honest reputation felt very much. I think accounted for a significant proportion of the stones (Amber), beads, and unsatisfactory in terms of antiques. That has promise, and ball while clear glass products in a nearly great. Broad street lined with covered booths, stores, and umbrellas and there are three areas, to store is often high, like the real thing. Personally like the umbrella stand. Generally friendly, like a hard sell to ambiance is nice.
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  • I've been to Beijing several times but never visited the Panjiayuan Antique Market. Perhaps to a first time visitor to China this would be fantastic. But to a seasoned visitor I was quite disappointed...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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