Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market), Beijing

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Explore one of China's largest markets dedicated to selling luxurious pearl crafts at Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market). In addition to these underwater calcium gems, the market also offers silk, seafood, watches, and digital products. Peruse through varieties of seafood ranging from shrimp, fish, and crab, to rare ingredients like abalone, sea pumpkin, and shark. Inspect the displayed branded watches and electronic equipment, or head to the silk district to browse through lavish materials. The central part of the market features fashionable pearl jewelery and ornaments which come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Feel free to bargain with retailers; also watch your possessions at all times since it usually gets very crowded. Using our custom trip planner, Beijing attractions like Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Awsome Go first thing in the morning. Better prices Always trying to bargain and sometime walk away. Have fun  more »
  • Already when you enter the shopping centre you will be accosted by all sides, it is difficult to watch alone. If you like just to look and compare, veeeery exhausting. One must desire to bargain have. You can just do not necessarily buy somewhere else cheaper, faster and less stressful much at a fixed price - Beijing direct.
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  • The visit to the Pearl Market delivered a nice buying experience. Sellers and sellers who would like to try to draw attention, but not intrusive and annoying if you are in conversation/negotiation can there a joke from also if you really to the hole goes with the price. And they understand the art to give you the feeling that you have a really good deal. And there is a good Starbucks!
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  • Value for money. Better prices. More bargaining can match your price. Everything from electronics to clothing is available. Must visit and see how their friendly service is. Enjoy shopping your branded items (duplicate) at this place for your price
  • Worth a visit for any tourist! They have everything from Jewelry to clothes to watches, glasses, any fashion item and yes many pearls. You can pay sticker prices but be aware they will go lower, if you are good with haggling you can go much much lower. Really a fun place, just be prepared if they know you are buying they will be pushy.
  • Great place with tons of things to buy. Prices are easily inflated by locals up to 65% haggle hard but smile. They are very rude and aggressive, but smile at them and don't take it personal; you will come out winning with a fair cheap price for your goods. There is a food court in the lower level. Some restaurants will ask you to pay the main cashier by the stairs before processing your order at the kitchen.
  • A fun place to bargain and haggle. Be like me and go with no plans to buy anything and leave with your arms full and fewer yuans in your wallet. The key is that your starting price should be at 10% of what they say the price is, and from there you can go to 20% to finalize the purchase. Initially they will "what money is this? US dollar?" You will so, "No, yuan." And you may have to walk off to strike a deal. Kind of fun.
  • Great place for souvenirs! Just go in and start super low-ball because they really jack up the prices. Example- trying to sell me a wooden fan for 250 RMB, I offered 15, after a little fussing walked away with it for that price! Which still earned them a profit, and I got a nice simple fan for $2. Win, win. Also know that you'll see the same products at different stalls so you can use that in your haggling routine, tell them the other sales person offered you much less and you'll just go back there... They'll give you your price just to sell it first. The higher the floor, the nicer the merchandise. We stayed lower and walked out feeling very productive.

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