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 Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport 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 Eight Sights of Guangzhou Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Top 5 Club Med ski resorts for families Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.