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Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market)

9 Tiantan Rd, Beijing, China
010-67119130
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Ranked #11 of 266 Shopping in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.0 of 5 stars 337 Reviews
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This is Beijing’s largest and most popular market for pearl jewelry...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

You're better off buying your souvenirs to the street vendors and at the street markets. Vendors are very aggressive, borderline rude and you can't just browse around! You have to bargain everything is very much overpriced for low quality products. Scarfs, ropes, chopsticks, etc you can find them elsewhere for much cheaper. The only thing I will say is if... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I am first time in BeiJing,I went to pearl market where can bought some gift for my wife. when i saw a lot of pearls ,i am puzzled for that I don't know which one is real,i went to a shop named FongHua,is a biggest shop in that market,also have a lot of choise,i am so lucky ,the manager of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It's a single large building. In the basement are western and Chinese chain restaurants (I went to a soup place that was quite good). On the first floor are lots of small shops, including a huge variety of electronics kiosks that are selling different phone accessories and the like. As you go up, the second and third floors have shops... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The markets have certainly changed. there is a huge clamp down on fake goods. It seems that you can get watches but not much else. and the prices have certainly crept up. Watches like Micheal Kors are about 100 RMB or about 18 Canadian dollars. Silk scarves the long ones were about 50RMB or 8 Canadian dollars. Shoes like puma... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Boat North face label jackets for rmb 150 each (2F), selfie handle with remote 50 RMB, ladies purse, watches etc. A must for every value buyers. Don't buy electronic items as they do not work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

"Hello..." "Yes hello... " "hello... Buy this scalf." Just some phrase you will here the moment you enter this market. Be prepared and I truly mean be prepared to be spoken to left right and centre from sellers in these markets. To be fair they do want a sell and when they see tourist they know we have come to... More 

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