Shanghai's Hongqiao Pearl Market

Shanghai's Hongqiao Pearl Market: Hours, Address, Shanghai's Hongqiao Pearl Market Reviews: 4/5

Shanghai's Hongqiao Pearl Market

Shanghai's Hongqiao Pearl Market
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Changning
How to get there
  • Longxi Road • 7 min walk
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4.0
245 reviews
Excellent
71
Very good
102
Average
60
Poor
9
Terrible
3

george p
Atlanta, GA15 contributions
Looking for Pearls
Dec 2019
I went to the Hongqiao Pearl Market specifically looking for pearls. Before I went, I read the trip advisor reviews. Based upon the reviews, I decided to give Catherine's a visit. Catherine's shop is near the escalator on the second floor. Catherine did not disappoint me. She was knowledgeable and helpful. We sat down and discussed various pearl strands and the costs. She was even polite when we negotiated the price. Would go back and buy from Catherine again.
Written December 15, 2019
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chrisfish
Aalen88 contributions
Lots of different stuff...quality differs and you have to trade
Nov 2019 • Business
Lots of different stores with all you can imagine. Nearly everything is fake but the quality differs. And you have to trade, trade and trade.
Written November 29, 2019
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vegasrugbyref
Las Vegas, NV4,955 contributions
Fun shopping
Nov 2019 • Friends
Be prepared for being hassled almost every stop but fun. Be prepared to haggle for your purchases but 100s of shops indoors provide opportunities including tailoring, electronics. Jewelry etc. Most speak good enough English. I have gone here dozens of times over the years. Take Green line to Science Center.
Written November 24, 2019
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Andy
Phoenix, AZ14 contributions
Great place for shopping.
Nov 2019
It can be overwhelming. Pick a price that you want to spend for the item. Never pay with U.S. Dollars. Know your conversion rates. Lots of people, don't settle. Get what you want.

Take the subway to the shanghai science center.
Written November 17, 2019
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Alen B
8 contributions
If you want great pearls, only at Laura's!
Oct 2019 • Couples
Went to buy some jewelry, ended up at Laura's store, great service, great prices and great collection of quality pearls. The jeweleries are of best quality and would recommend paying a visit.
Written October 4, 2019
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MarkWaters1974
Cambridge, New Zealand2,889 contributions
Good pear / bargain market. I like AP market better.
Aug 2019 • Family
Lots of small shops with everything you never though you needed but now must have.

Take your time. Play the game and haggle hard. First price is never the real price. Be polite. Have fun and get that price down low. Comparing different shops with the same products until you get a good idea of a real price before you actually buy is the best way to buy. otherwise you will likely find your bargain is still a rip off.

Remember be polite. Have fun and take your time.
Written August 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kpmirk
New York50 contributions
Greatly Under-Rated Market
Jul 2019 • Solo
A lot of people seem to complain that this market is not as good as the main fake market in Pudong, and that the pearl market is not as big and lively as the pearl market in Beijing. All this is true, but I’ve been coming to this market for years, and I love it just for that reason. It’s a great old-school style marketplace, and the shopkeepers are much less aggressive than in other markets, probably because it is further from the center. For pearls, I have been going to Julie (of Julie’s Pearl) every year I come to Shanghai. She is kind, fun, and very honest. At this point I don’t even bother haggling with her on prices, because I know she’ll give me her best price. The pearl dealers in general won’t negotiate as much as the dealers for clothing, bags, etc. I just went there today and was surprised at how quiet the entire market is. Julie said that far fewer people are coming to the market and a lot of the shopkeepers are hurting. It’s a bit of a ride on the metro and a 10 minute walk from the station, but I took care of all my shopping needs in one hit, and retained my sanity by skipping the other crazy markets. Well worth the trip here, in my opinion.
Written July 2, 2019
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RSAYS
Henley Beach, Australia172 contributions
Pearl hagglers delight
Jun 2019 • Friends
Not every tourist knows about it but a visit can be a fun exercise. It’s a battle of wits but you can come out with a bargain. It’s clean, well lit, air conditioned with every sort of jewellery on offer. You won’t be buying mikimoto but I won’t tell if you don’t
Written June 1, 2019
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Alex K
Shanghai, China261 contributions
Smaller alternative fake market
Apr 2019 • Couples
Does not compare to the major fake markets near the Science and Technology museums. It is however not so far for me to travel and has lots of similar products. I wouldn’t go out of your way if you are closer to the major fake markets.
Written April 5, 2019
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Sioux-Sioux
Adelaide34 contributions
Katherine
Mar 2019
This was my second trip to the markets and the first time I bargained REALLY hard on the freshwater pearls of all sizes. After checking out many, Katherine's proved to be far and away the best value! Returning 2 years later, I went straight to Katherine's (not to be confused with Kathy, next door) and received the same brilliant service and prices! I cannot recommend her highly enough! take the first escalators from the ground floor and turn lest at the top and you are there! Well worth the taxi ride (about 80 RMB on the meter) or take the train from people's Square and about a 10 minute walk from the Hongqiao station.
Written March 19, 2019
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