This market located
by the US Embassy is being moved indoors but it's still
there for now. Look for silk items, knock-off clothes
like Northface jackets (can be real - who knows? ....
but beware...they may be fake), Beanie Babies (illegal
to bring back into the USA but hundreds of tourists do
it), traditional silk clothing, blouses, underwear, pocketbooks,
This is a Saturday
and Sunday morning antique and collectible market. You
name it, it's there!
The Pearl Market is
in the permanent building at the northeast side of Tiantan
Park (Temple of Heaven). You'll find pearls and cloisonnet
ware at the top level shops. The first few floors are
fabulous as well -- traditional Chinese clothing, knock-off
handbags, luggage, beaded evening bags, shawls, children's
shoes and clothing. Wow!
The Russian Market
is on the west wide of Ritan Park (Temple of the Sun Park).
This is where you'll find fur coats, clothing, hats, bras,
toys, bathing suits, and more "stuff" than you
can imagine -- all destined for Russia in bulk quantities.
Make sure when you bargain they realize you're not buying
ten dozen of the item. Speak English as a security measure.
The market at the
north side of the Lido Hotel. Look here for a wide array
of things from Northface jackets to silk pajamas to Beanie
Babies (illegal ones, of course).
While other markets
may come and go in Beijing -- these seem to have some