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Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market)

9 Tiantan Rd, Beijing, China
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Ranked #6 of 265 shopping in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A great place to pick up some silk scarfs, electronics, imitation bags, shoes, pearls anything you want. But be ready to haggle and haggle hard....if you don't know how to bargain do not even attempt to go there

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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Came here instead of the silk markets on my trip to Beijing, and sorely wish I hadn't. The building definitely has a lot of great stock. Everything from electronics to clothes to jewellery to the infamous pearls. However, you'd better have a spine of steel if you actually want to buy something. China is big on haggling, but the Pear... More

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Groveland, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We have visited Hongqiao Market many times and are always amazed at the variety of goods available. Merchants are aggressive, common in areas tourist visit in China, so you just have to learn to ignore them unless you want something. Pearls are a big part of this market and Ru PeiPei on the top floor, down a hallway just off... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

You can buy pearls here, but there is the other market stuff to. For the pearls, I found you get them for about 1/2 of what they price them at, but you have to be persistent. For the souvenirs and copy wears, you can get them for 10-20% of what they ask for. The start really high so you should... More

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from the islands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Just want to warn people of the possibility of being attacked because of hard bargaining. I was in the Pearl Market yesterday and a lady who was helping her friend to bargain got physically attacked by the Chinese salesgirl - slapped at, kicked at and cursed - my advice stay away from the Arts and Crafts souvenir shop. I am... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Many people will visit Hongqiao market as part of a Beijing day tour, as it is right next door to the famous Beijing Temple of Heaven, making it an easy addition if you are visiting the temple complex and park. Hongqiao Pearl market's upper floors are definitely the place to go if you are looking for pearls and pearl jewellery... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We went here with another couple after visiting the Temple of Heaven. Good electronics, lots of clothing and accessories, pearls and jewelry. Many of the booths are very aggressive trying to get you to look at wallets, belts, etc. We went to the third floor, which is moderately priced jewelry. Our friends had June in booth 162 recommended to them,... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The thing I liked about this 4-story mall was just the massive variety of stuff they have. But I found it to be an unpleasant experience. I felt like a tourist target. At every turn someone is in your face trying to rope you in. I went to buy some souvenirs. They wold not leave me alone to see what... More

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Yuyao, China
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I loved it! This place has anything and everything you could possibly want..... From souvenirs to knock offs to traditional clothing... they've got it! If you see something you like but the wrong color, fear not! The shop keeper will dash away and return in no time at all with exactly what you want! The price, you may ask? Name... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The pearl market can be awesome or a hassle it all depends on how you approach it. I'd recommend going in with a list of things you want. Most popular items are Jackets Dress Shirts Ties Shoes Watches Zippos Luggage Pearls - I ONLY deal with Sharons store because she won't rip you off. Ask for about 1/2 of the... More

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