Top 10 Shopping Places in Beijing

Beijing is no doubt a shopping paradise. I am not talking about the famous international brands like Cucci, Chanel, BV etc. Of course, you can find these brands in Beijing. Almost every cosmopolis sell products of  high-class international brands. Beijing is one of them. Here shopping paradise means you can find many kinds of  new, unique products that you probably have never seen them before. They are not just products but part of Beijing culture. The antiques passed down from ancient times, the equisite porcelain, jade and the silk products etc. For top things to buy, please view the page  Top 10 Things to Buy in Beijing .

1.Dashilan

Dashilan The history of Dashilan can date back to 500 years ago. There have been many time honored shops here. As the oldest commerical area of Beijing, it has gone through many ups and downs. Now the area has taken on a new look to welcome the friends from all over the world. >>More

2. Silk Street

Silk Street Silk Street is a shopping center in Beijing that accommodates over 1,700 retail vendors, notorious among international tourists for their wide selection of counterfeit designer brand apparels. >>More

3. The Southern Gong and Drum Lane(Nanluoguxiang)

Nanluoguxiang The Southern Gong and Drum Lane (Nanluoguxiang) is one of the hidden treasures in Beijing. It is also one of the best persevered residences in Beijing and is famous for its Hutongs and courtyard houses (Siheyuan). The area consists of 16 Hutongs in shape of a fishbone or a centipede.  If you think that you can only see the old Beijing here, you are sure to be amazed by the modern atmosphere of many clothing and handcraft shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. Now, it is a place for both locals and foreigners to relax. It is a perfect mixture of an old Beijing and a modern one. >>More

4. Wangfujing Street

Wangfujing Street Wangfujing Street is now home to around 280 famous Beijing old brands, such as Shengxifu hat store, Tongshenghe shoe shop, and the Wuyutai tea house as well as many international brands. The Wangfujing Snack Street, located in hutongs just west of the main street, is densely packed with restaurants and street food stalls. >>More

5. Panjiayuan Market

Panjiayuan  Situated west of Panjiayuan Bridge and south of the East Third Ring Road, the Panjiayuan Market is very accessible. The market deals mainly in antiques and arts and crafts. It also has the reputation of being the most inexpensive antiques market in Beijing, attracting foreign and domestic tourists. Whether you want to sightsee, window-shop or buy collectors’ items, there really is something for everyone. Even Hilary Clinton has famously shopped at Panjiayuan. >>More

6. The Palace

The Place The Place is a comprehensive shopping mall combines shopping, catering,entertainment and other services. However, what makes it different from other malls is the amazing huge screen hang in the air. It is not only a place to shop, but a place to enjoy the life in Beijing.  >>More

7. Solana Blue Harbor

blue Solana is a European-style shopping center blessed with golden sunshine, a tranquil lake, elegant architecture and romantic pathways. Even if you don’t feel like shopping, this place is quite worthwhile to go to for a taste of exotic flavors and some refreshing natural scenery. >>More

8. Beijing Antique City

Beijing antique town Beijing Antique City is the largest curio trade center in Asia. The curio city covers an area about 23,400 square meters (5.8 acres). There are about 500 stores dealing with ancient porcelain, paintings, calligraphy, jade, carving, bronze ware, antique furniture, carpet, clocks and jewelry. The curio city is like a big museum, and you can just wander around to get more knowledge about Chinese culture. >>More

9. Sanlitun Village

Sanlitun Village Sanlitun Village has been under almost constant regeneration since the late 20th century as part of a city-wide project of economic regrowth. It currently houses many bars and clubs popular with both expatriates and locals as well as international brand-name stores such as American Apparel, Apple Inc. and Adidas. It is notable for housing the largest Adidas store in the world. In recent years, the Village shopping mall has become a popular destination for both expatriates and young Chinese. >>More

10. Xidan

Xidan Xidan is a major traditional commercial area in Beijing, China. It is located in the Xicheng District.The Xidan commercial district incorporates the Xidan Culture Square, North Xidan Street, as well as many supermarkets and department stores. The Xidan Cultural Square is the largest venue for cultural events in downtown Beijing. >>More

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