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Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market)
Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market)

Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market)

Free admission
No. 9 Tiantan Rd, Dongcheng, Beijing

The Basics

The Pearl Market covers an area of 48,500 square feet (4,500 square meters), with five floors and three basement levels. Shop for pearls and other gemstones on the third and fifth floors. Find clothing and bags on the second floor, and electronics and watches on the ground floor. The basement is devoted to seafood of all types, with most vendors here supplying hotels and restaurants around the city.

A number of Beijing sightseeing tours feature a stop at the Pearl Market. Tours include shopping tours, shopping and food tours, and Beijing highlights tours, with additional stops at popular attractions such as the Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, or Tiananmen Square. Consider add-on activities such as an acrobatics show or a Beijing Opera performance.

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Private Beijing Markets Tour with Tea Tasting at Hongqiao Pearl Market
Private Beijing Markets Tour with Tea Tasting at Hongqiao Pearl Market
$88.00 per adult
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Private Markets and Tea Tasting tour
This was great fun! Our guide, Lisa, was exceptional, and taught us a lot about the haggling process as she got us some great deals, but also let us know when a price was already good, and we could just go ahead and pay it. She paid attention to our stated interests, and did not pressure us in the least to go particular places or make particular purchases. She also took into consideration my walking limitations. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to shop for souvenirs, art, odds and ends... anything!
Christine_R, Apr 2019

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Bargaining is expected at the Pearl Market.

  • Buyer beware, as not all the goods sold here are authentic.

  • Bring cash: Many vendors do not accept credit cards.

  • Don’t forget your camera; the fifth floor offers great views of the Temple of Heaven.

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How to Get There

The Pearl Market is located in Dongcheng, opposite Tiantan (Temple of Heaven) Park. By subway, take line 5 to Tiantan East Gate (exit B), then walk north for a few minutes. Many buses stop nearby at Fahuasi.

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When to Get There

The Pearl Market is open daily. It’s best to visit during the week, in the mornings, as it can get busy in the afternoon, weekends, and public holidays. Given its proximity to the Temple of Heaven, many visitors combine a visit to both in one outing.

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Tianya Hongqiao Jewelry Market

Located east of the Pearl Market is another market selling similar goods. In a modern, 5-story building with two basement levels, Tianya Hongqiao Jewelry Market sells goods ranging from jewelry (including pearls) to electronics, clothing, luggage, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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