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Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market)

9 Tiantan Rd, Beijing, China
010-67119130
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Ranked #11 of 267 Shopping in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Traveler Description: Ah, the Pearl Market!  There are 5 floors here, the elevator will only take you to 4, 5 must be done by the stairs unless you are savvy enough to... more »
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Singapore
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I dropped by on my way back from the Temple of Heaven. Was quite happy with my purchases till a number of the Dr. Dre products started malfunctioning once I got home. Aside from those I bought some Peak Performance winter clothing and a few strands of inexpensive pearls. Other than the pearls and goods which are clearly local, I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great for electronics, gifts, tea sets, etc.. got offerred a brand new iphone 6 (though it had not been released) for very cheap, beats studio products are quite cheap too and the people love to haggle

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Beijing, China
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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

From locally produced items to high quality pearls, all are available in this market. Spend the time to get a good bargain.

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Shanghai, China
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24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It depends on what you are looking for...you can find many different items here...but it is quite busy- I saw 3 coach tour buses unload foreigners to this location as I was leaving. Barter and barter HARD...it is ok to start at 25% of the first asking price especially if you don't speak Mandarin. Speaking Mandarin tends to get you... More

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New York City, New York
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28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I checked out the Hongqiao Market just to browse around and see what they were selling. It was mostly electronics, cashmere clothing, and pearls (each separated by different floors). There was not much to see, and observing the interaction between foreigners and shopsellers, the latter were quite aggressive, and there were many times when the customer would just leave. Overall,... More

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Warwick-on-Eden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is much like the silk market and shanghai's Taobao market which we have visited in the last week. I feel though that we got better prices here, less hassling and the same variety of goods. Remember try not to spend more than 1/10 of what they start at and if you are looking for watches ask for the ones... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is similar to the old Silk Market and is now better than the Silk Market. There are more choice of anything you are looking for from scarf, clothing to souvenirs. Behind this Pearl Market you can find a varieties of Toys for young and old. A good shopping location for the family. It is also very near to the... More

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Aviano, Italy
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I went here yesterday with my husband and it was a great experience. I read reviews here...some good and some bad but took a chance since we needed to do dome shopping while in Beijing and I'm happy that I did. I got a nice set of pearls (2 different sets) and she made matching earrings and bracelets for each.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have went there with high hopes to buy lots of goods but to my disappointment there isn't much things there. The sellers are aggressive. The quoted price are high, of cos you can negotiate for lower price but to me is meaningless. Why do I need to negotiate something I know they priced it high for your negotiation? Is... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very aggressive selling and the need to negotiate aggressively, put me off shopping there, and it is not exactly cheap.

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