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Hong Qiao Market

In the south central area of Beijing (sometimes called the Pearl Market) an indoor market for no name or fake sunglasses, watches, pearls and more. Located at 16 Hongqiao Lu which is to the north east of the Gate of Temple of Heaven in Chongwen District.



Panjiayuan Jiu Huo Shichang

Chinese antiques market most of which is reproduction where bargaining is expected. Located at east of Dongsanhuan Nanlu and open on Saturday and Sunday.


Capital Times square
A retail complex with designer labels, cinema and restaurants.


Wangfujing Street
Wangfujing to the east of Tiananmen Square has a wide range of boutiques,

Oriental Plaza, street performers, English Language bookstores and food stalls.

Liulichang Culture Street
Liulichang Culture Street near Hepingmen subway station and good for antiques (antiques over one hundred years old have a red seal and you will need an export license) and paintings. A good street to explore traditional Chinese Culture and see traditional Buildings from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Take the subway to Hepingmen and walk south along Nanxinhua.


Dasilan an old commercial street on south of Tiananmen Square with old shops and where you can buy traditional handcrafts.


Silk Alley
Silk Alley is off Jianguomenwai Dajie not far from the USA Embassy and the place for cheap shoes or sweaters.


Xidan Area

An area of department stores selling brands at fixed prices in the centre of the city.


Xiushui Market

Market style shopping mall known as the Silk market with clothing, replica  designer labels and where you are expected to bargain. Located at Yong’anli, Chaoyang District.


Zhong Guan Cun Area

In the North West Beijing the place for computer goods and software.



Yansha Books, Lufthansa Centre, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District

Wangfujing Foreign Language Bookstore, 235 Wangfujing Daijie, Dongcheng District


Department Stores and Malls

Beijing COFCO Plaza

8 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District (6526 6666).


Friendship Store

The Friendship store on Jianguopmenwai Dajie has Chinese goods, silks, carpets and rugs (6500 3311).


Lufthansa Shopping City

52 Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang District (6465 1188).


Oriental Plaza

1 East Chang An Jie, Dongcheng District (8518 6363).

Pacific Century Place

A2 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (6539 3888).



Computer Mart

10 Chaowai Street, Chaoyang District (6599 5911).



Art galleries

Art Area

An area of art galleries is found at Dashanzi, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District.


Central Academy of Fine arts

Hosts major exhibitions and located at 5 Xiaowei Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District (6527 7991).


New Millennium Gallery

Contemporary art gallery located at 2 Dong Sanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (8453 6193)


Wan Fung Art Gallery

136 Nanchizi Daijie, Dongcheng District ( 6523 3320).