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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market) and many more Beijing attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Beijing itinerary planner.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Can find everything here, but remember start low and stay low when bargaining. Don't be afraid to walk away. But if you and the vendor agree on a price, you should buy the product. Have fun bargaining...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    The Beijing (Hongqiao) Pearl Market was a bit of a let down, it was split into two different camps, one where the pearls were too expensive and the discounts were rare and a couple of floors of cheap ...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Cheapest for everything you need and more with a good quality! First sellers you say super high prices but never take lea things at the first price... even at the second... for example a purse - at first the seller says price 1.230 rmb... and we took him to 120 rmb... so it's has you the decider! ;) well enjoy!
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  • April 15, 2017
    Nice market , with high prices but you can get negotiations for all items . U can find there a fake brands bags in high quality .electronics , phones, camera and souvenirs Must visit !!!
  • March 18, 2017
    Foreigners should aim to get 80% of the starting price. If they want 1000 RMB you can get it for 200. Don't get fooled. ;-)
  • July 23, 2016
    Definitely one of the best places to bargain. Beware though, the more you look like a tourist, the higher the starting price. Stand your ground. I developed a rule of thumb where I divided their starting price by 8 (in general) and was able to bargain down to that price. Don't be afraid to walkaway. They will yell after you, and they'll lower the price every few steps you take away from their store. If you aren't good at bargaining though, they will take full advantage of you. It's kind of fun if you know what your doing...
  • October 31, 2016
    Good bargaining skills required to get a decent deal here. Salesperson are pushy. Try to take advantage of tourists. Some nice stuff is available as souvenirs for friends and family.
  • April 17, 2017
    This place is suitable for buying goods with 60-70% bargain.

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