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Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market)

Address: 9 Tiantan Rd, Beijing, China
Phone Number: 010-67119130
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Ranked #13 of 283 Shopping & Fashion in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This is Beijing’s largest and most popular market for pearl jewelry...
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: This is Beijing’s largest and most popular market for pearl jewelry (notably freshwater pearls), clothing and luggage.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

When I heard we were going to the Pearl market during our tour I thought wow what amazing deals we would probably get while we were there...but after making friends with my tour guide I found out all is not what it appeared to be...it's not necessarily a bad thing you are getting a great deal on the pearls but... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

So this is where you can get all your "made in china" crap. Personally, I like nice things and so I have nice things. The Pearl Market is filled with billions of fake things. If you don't own name brand things and want to buy fakes -- this is the place for you. But I have to be honest... I... More 

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Tampa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Be ready to do some major haggling if you find anything with pearls you like. But there's tons at the market other than just pearls! You can find almost anything you can think of. But the pearls are beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Pros Low overhead for venders so much better prices (the venders usually start somewhere 5 to 10 times the ending price) Much better selection than silk market Very close to Temple of Heaven Amazing pearl selection and prices. Much much better than Hong Kong or Shanghai

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Now I fully admit that it's been over 10 years since I visited this market. but from what I remember it was an amazing experience. even just browsing and rubbernecking among the stalls was an absolute thrill to see what was available. and though I did get scammed once or twice on less than reputable merchandise (always check kids.) it... More 

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Montreux, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Each time I travel to Beijing, I take into my luggage broken necklaces, jewelry in need of repair or re-design. As much as I like designing jewelry myself, as a hobby,in Hongqiao I can get all my ideas done immediately, promptly and while drinking a cup of tea or water graciously offered by the booth owner. The place is great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Pearl Market is good if you have extra time in Beijing. It can be nice to just walk around. It is a building housing knick knacks to jewellery to clothes to tacky souvenirs. The vendors there are much much better than the ones at the Silk Market. They will pitch their sales but would not pressure you as much, unlike... More 

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Dazu County, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

As my daughter lived in Beijing for many years, I've been many many times You need to be careful - but there is a small shop on the 4th floor that you get what you pay for. I also have sent many clients (as I am in the travel industry).... All have been thrilled with there purchases! I will contact... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My husband & I bought a pearl & diamond necklace there on the top floor of their market where we were told by our guide that is the best & safest place to shop. We just got our necklace appraised by our trusted jeweler back home & we paid way too much for it (to the tune of thousands). I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Earlier in the week we went to the Silk Market then Pearl Market later in the week. Don't go to either if you are the sensitive type. It's not personal. It's business. They give you a price, you need to go down to 10% of that then work your way up no more than 15%. Haggle about 5 minutes then... More 

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