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Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market)

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Address: 9 Tiantan Rd, Beijing, China
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+86 10 6711 9130
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9:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
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This is Beijing’s largest and most popular market for pearl jewelry...

This is Beijing’s largest and most popular market for pearl jewelry (notably freshwater pearls), clothing and luggage.

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Can find all sorts of electronically gadgets and accessories and cables here for good pricing. Its a must visit in Beijing. Always remember that price can be bargained. Beginning... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can find all sorts of electronically gadgets and accessories and cables here for good pricing. Its a must visit in Beijing. Always remember that price can be bargained. Beginning price is always ridiculous.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were met at the door by an enthusiastic pearl specialist who explained all about pearl farming ( in 10 minutes or less). Even though this is a tourist grab , it is interesting if you haven't seen freshwater pearl shucking. I was surprised to see so many pearls in one shell and so many colours. This demo is all... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get real previous year merchandise as well as fake brand names. The staff are expert hagglers and they are difficult to budge on prices. They do drop the price a few times before you even give an offer, but they still want too much. I did buy a winter coat (and paid retail price). Make sure they type... More 

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Laurel, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far my favorite place to go in Beijing! Make sure to haggle them down on the price. 95% of the items there are knock-offs but still function well. I go once a year to shop here and get the "Friend price."

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Canmore, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THIS is the market where to bargain and find all your fake Michael Kors, Prada and Gucci bags, wallets etc! Also plenty of electronics and traditional Chinese souvenirs. The sales people can be quite aggressive and annoying though... Dont buy anything for the price they initially ask. Bargain donw to at least 1/4 of the original asking price, no joke!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a seasoned bargainer in market places around the world, you will like the Pearl Market. If you don't like this style of shopping, then read no further, this place is not for you. Assume all the goods are copies and bargain from there - you will soon find out their cost price by starting at even 10%... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I find the silk market a bit stressful and too much, which is why I prefer the Pearl Market. It's smaller and the sellers are less aggressive. Go assuming that everything is 'fake' but still look for well made goods. There are great bargains to be had. The middle of the day is busiest so try and go first thing... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Want to buy pirated western goods? This is where you go. Very claustrophobic. They should shut it down.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Beijing on business in May and September 2016. I put my free time to good use. Trying to buy things at the Pearl Market (Hongqiao Xicheng) is an experience. The sales people are really aggressive so you just have to say "no thank you" and walk on. Bargaining is really important in Chinese markets. My Beijing friends... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The problem with Hongqiao Market or "Pearl Market" is that you can not tell if the goods you are buying are genuine or not. I think mostly they are fake and there is no guarantee that you can get real things. Unfortunately the same problem exist in most Chinese shops selling foreign goods. If it a genuine item it will... More 

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