Trip Planner:   Asia  /  China  /  Beijing  /  Shopping  /  Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market)

Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market), Beijing

(3.2/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Beijing itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Beijing

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Beijing by other users

60 days in China BY A USER FROM BELGIUM February, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in China BY A USER FROM BELGIUM March, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Beijing BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Beijing BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Asia BY A USER FROM CHINA June, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in China BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Beijing BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA April, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 59 days in China BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in China BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in China BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN June, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • You have to be wary buying electrical gear, but the clothing, jewellery - fake and real - has some good bargains, just be choosy. 
  • The Pearl Market is a must to place to go to buy stuff that looks real (but likely isn't) when in Beijing. As many of the other posters here have said you need the be fearless and bargain with the sho...  more »
  • be aware from buying watches from Peggy on the first floor. my money was thrown to the garbage since 2 watches i have bought there didnt work. 1 didnt last a day and the other was kind enough to work ...  more »
Google
  • 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...
  • Its possible to find some decent stuff here, but be prepared for some incredibly aggressive sales people. My wife turned down an offer to try on a dress; the sales clerk grabbed her and tried to drag her back, insisting she try it on. I had to intervene to get her free.
  • 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.
  • It's a great place to visit and spend a few dollars. But buyer beware, you generally get what you pay for. Electronics are best purchased from Po + Liz in the "New Pearl" Market just behind this building. 4th floor. Lulu Lemon and UnderArmour from stall 151, and other clothing from Sharon's on the second floor.
  • This place is another one of those tourist traps, which is totally OK if you're trying to buy some souvenirs for friends & family at home. The thing I really disliked about this place was that sellers here were way too pushy and sometimes even got angry when I bartered with them (not bartering is absolutely ridiculous here, since prices generally start at 10 times the normal selling price). There's a bunch of other tourist places in the area, so maybe just go there instead.