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Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market)

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Address: 9 Tiantan Rd, Beijing, China
Phone Number: 010-67119130
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Activities: Shopping
Description: This is Beijing’s largest and most popular market for pearl jewelry...
This is Beijing’s largest and most popular market for pearl jewelry (notably freshwater pearls), clothing and luggage.
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Love the action.. Wish I hire 50 of them to do local sales of me!

This is just plain fun.. Don't get taken advantage of. If they offer 500 offer them at most 75-100, also remember it may be real or it may be fake sometimes to close too tell... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is just plain fun.. Don't get taken advantage of. If they offer 500 offer them at most 75-100, also remember it may be real or it may be fake sometimes to close too tell. Don't let them keep you close or grab your arm and also know what you want if you don't you will get pushed into things... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

So grateful I went with a guide who could help navigate the overwhelming number of vendors and take me right to the vendors who had what I was looking for. It isn't just pearls, you can get every type of bead imaginable, silks, watches, and so much more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

When I visit Beijing I will from now on always come here. Neat experience! I really enjoyed haggling and talking down the prices, and I never had a negative experience. Just a few dirty looks here and there when I said a price that was too low.. Recently my boyfriend and I visited and were pleased to have found a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

There are no standard prices here. Prices are determined by individual stallholders. So be prepared to bargain & do not be afraid to bargain hard. Otherwise, you will end up the only loser. So many things are sold here- clothes, bags, shoes, accessories, etc. Try your luck. Start your bargain at around 10-20% of quoted price & work on it.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Goods are not as up market as the newer Silk Streeet market, but the girls have bartering down to a fine art. Handbags, watches, clothesm eletronics and fabrics. Bartering is the name of the game and the mission seems to be to sell at whatever price you are prepared to pay. Go in cheap and stick to your guns.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you like some bargaining with entertainment then visit the Pearl Markets. Don't expect the real deal though. Find a price you are happy to pay and be assured they won't sell unless they are happy. Keep a smile on your face and treat it as entertainment. If you are happy with what you bought at the price you paid... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Another place to bargain hard for those must have counterfeit goods. Across the road from the Temple of Heaven, this place is not too bad however it is not a patch on the Silk Market in Yong'anli. I would still suggest having a look here as they might have something here that you want that they do not have at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

To successfully survive the Pearl Market, you need to be thick-skinned, resilient and good-natured. The mistake most inexperienced shoppers make here is to feel embarrassed or afraid to offer what they think is a ridiculously low price in response to the first offers from vendors. Remember, you can't lower your offer after you give a price. You'll know you've been... More 

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Halletts Cove, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The market has a mix of souveneirs, make up, hand bags/"leather" goods, clothes, sports clothes. The things you buy aren't likely to be genuine but may actually be of quite good quality, but every store is different. You need to bargain here. Never settle for their first price. A good guideline is to offer them a quarter of their first... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You need to come when you have some time to spare so that u can walk around leisurely. Lots to see and buy if you really want to but authenticity is highly questionable as you get fakes predominantly. Bargain bargain bargain to almost 1/3 the asking price. However the top most floors seemed to have the proper jewellery and pearls... More 

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