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“Buying time” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Shanghai's Hongqiao Pearl Market

Shanghai's Hongqiao Pearl Market
No.3721 Hongmei Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200000, China
021-62623851,021-62623863
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Ranked #10 of 461 Shopping in Shanghai
4.0 of 5 stars 92 Reviews
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Shanghai, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Buying time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

If you want to buy some cheap things ,go this place you will get a suprise.what you should learn before buying is to bargain.the best way to go there is that with you chinese friend because they can talk with the dealers and you can get a reasonable price.

Visited October 2011
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Perfect shopping experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

One stop shopping on Hongmei road. Good pearls, tailors and other art and clothing stalls. All indoor which makes it comfortable in both summer and winter.

Visited August 2012
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Shanghai
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“Pearl market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

This place is really great for browsing and buying anything you see and want. I actually never brought pearls here before because they are rather expensive at some dealers.
You really need to know how to bargain at this place, especially if you aren't Chinese yourself (they charge you a little more than they should).
Also, keep in mind that the stuff they sell here are mostly fake, so do your homework and bargain!

Visited August 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“For Pearls and Clothes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We have been to Shanghai twice and the Hongqaio Pearl Market is where we found excellent shopping for not only pearls, but also clothes. There are stacks of small shops competing selling all sorts of things, and while it is a bit chaotic and like a rabbit warren, it is not as pushy as other places we have been. You will have to bargain though! My wife’s cousin, who is working in Shanghai on a long term contract, recommended that we should visit “Tony and Helen” on the top floor for tailor made men’s and women’s clothes. They were terrific and even though they have a small shop, we found them to be very professional, reliable and trustworthy. My wife had several blouses, dresses and jackets made and I had a suit and sports coat and pants and several shirts made to measure. Go on the first day of your visit to Shanghai and place your order and it will be ready for you to bring home a few days later. The cost is very reasonable for excellent quality. Oh! also go shopping for pearls as well – the cost is a fraction of what we pay in Sydney for the same quality product. You can also learn the difference between first class pearls and second class and the rest. You will not be disappointed for choice.

Visited April 2012
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“Pearl Market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I was in the market for some pearls. I was kind of shocked at the prices though. I didn't buy any. I had heard before that there were good deals to be found but I found that not to be the case.

Visited September 2011
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