Get Inspired / Asia / China Top Five Shopping Spots in Beijing ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock.com ©2013 Mike Williams Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Asia / China Top Five Shopping Spots in Beijing story by: Mike Williams A trip to Beijing can be a non-stop assault of phenomenal historical and cultural experiences, from simply enjoying the hustle and bustle to trips to world famous sites like the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Of course, for some people, sampling the incredible shopping opportunities is right near the top of the priority list. If you want shopping to form part of your itinerary in Beijing, then here are the some great shopping spots. Wherever you go, don’t forget to haggle a little over the price! Panjiayuan Flea Market Have a dig through Chinese history at the Panjiayuan Flea Market, which gives you a unique opportunity to sift through ancient antiques, jewellery and art and attempt to haggle with salespeople. Spread over nearly 50,000 square metres, it is a cultural experience in itself, even if you don’t leave with any bargains. New Silk Alley Market If the opportunity for cheap name brand and designer handbags and clothing is too much to resist, then you’d better schedule a trip to the Silk Market. This popular tourist destination is a big multilevel building housing small stalls selling far more than just silk. Depending on what floor you are on, you can find bargains for clothes, ties, shoes, belts, handbags, luggage, electronics and jewellery. HongQiao Pearl Market As you can tell from the name, the HongQiao Pearl Market is a great place to go shopping for jewellery. However, it is also a bargain hunter’s paradise for electronics, clothing, watches, art, tea sets and ornaments. Attached to the Pearl Market is the HongQiao Toy Market. Xidan Area For a bit of Beijing shopping, Beijing-local-style, the check out Xidan Area, a large section of indoor and outdoor small shops and stalls. You’ll get to try bartering using your Mandarin phrase book and hand gestures. Another option for this sort of experience is Yandai Xiejie. Wangfujin Road Aspiring to be a Chinese version of New York’s Fifth Avenue, Wangfujin Road is one of the most famous shopping streets in China. It’s a more Western type of shopping destination than the other entries on this list, but is still an essential Chinese cultural experience. Wangfujin Road has it all, from massive department stores and high end fashion stores and restaurants to street food vendors and hustlers yelling “bag, watch, DVD” Click here for Cheap Flights to Beijing or HOT China Holiday Deals Main Image: ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock.com Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist The 6 best stopover destinations en route to Europe Read more Add or remove from Wishlist How to bag a bargain in a Thai bazaar Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.