Beijing offers a myriad of exciting shopping possibilities. The Chinese
capital is flooded with a wide array of merchandise ranging from native
specialties such as silk and pearls to international branded goods and
Wangfujing Street and Xidan Commercial Street, two of the biggest
commercial sections of the city, are home to numerous shops and departmental
stores. Souvenirs, inexpensive clothing and electronic items of good quality
are among the wares found here.
Beijing’s markets are legendary for their bargaining possibilities. Xiu
Shui Market and Hong Qiao Market and the Jinsong Weekend Market are three of
the most popular centres for reasonable prices.
Beautiful silks, jade and flawless pearls are abundantly found in
Beijing. The most popular silk and pearl stores are undoubtedly found in the
Pearl Market near the Temple of Heaven and Yuan Long Silk Store due to their
The city is also famous among visitors for Chinese antiques and curios.
The original Ming era architecture of Liulichang Cultural Street in Xuanwu
District makes shopping for antiques in the area a veritable visit back in
Beijing is home to several “Feature Stores” such as Rui Fu Xiang, a
silk shop established in 1893. These shops have stood the test of time, symbolizing the commercial prowess of this ancient city.