The wholesale market is one of the most popular shopping places in Beijing among the locals. The goods sold there are much cheaper than in big shopping centers. There are plenty of wholesale markets with commodities of all kinds. You can bargain there for the goods you desire at a surprisingly cheap price. A reminder that credit cards are not accepted, so you should come prepared with enough cash. As the markets are very crowded all day long, you should beware of pickpockets. Here are some main wholesale markets in this city:
Costumes & Shoes
There are two big commercial zones for costume markets: one is around Beijing Zoo and the other is in Musiyuan. The Beijing zoo commercial zone is the largest distribution center in northern China. There are plenty of markets selling up-to-date fashions, shoes, men's suites and little ornaments, such as Tianle, Dongding, Zhonghe, Tianhao City and Jinkai Deli.
Tianle Costumes Wholesale Market
Chinese name: 天乐服饰批发市场（tiān lè fú shì pī fā shì chǎng）
Location: No.12, Xiwai Nan Lu, Xicheng District
Bus Route: 102, 103, 15, 65, 27, 332
Great Red Gate Costumes Wholesales Market
Chinese name: 大红门服饰批发市场（dà hóng mén fǔ shì pī fā shì chǎng）
Location: No.15, Nanyuan Lu, Fengtai District
Bus Route: 366, 377, 724, 729, 927
Commodity markets are the most common style of market in this city. They serve the locals daily necessities, stationery, cosmetics, clocks, glasses, dolls and even curios of all kinds.
Machang Qianjia Commodity Wholesale Market
Chinese name: 马场千佳综合批发市场（mǎ chǎng qiān jiā zōng hé pī fā shì chǎng）
The market was opened in 1999, covering an area about 40 mu (6.6 acres). It is in good condition with fine supporting facilities.
Location: No.1, Xihuan Xilu, Fengtai District
Eastern Fairyland Wholesale Market
Chinese name: 东方福地批发市场（dōng fāng fú dì pī fā shì chǎng）
Location: No.99, Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District
Tian Wai Tian Wholesale Markets
Chinese name: 天外天市场（tiān wài tiān shì chǎng）
Location: B6, Nanlishi Lu, Xicheng District (south of the east entrance of Yutan Park)
Bus Route: 13, 15, 19, 21, 25, 42, 44, 45, 65, 68, 101, 121, 326, 335, 336, 618, 716, 800, 816, 823
Guanyuan Wholesale Market
Chinese name: 官园商品批发市场（guān yuán shāng pǐn pī fā shì chǎng）
Location: A4, Chegongzhuang Dajie, Xicheng District
Bus Route: 19, 392, 701, 812, 107, 118
Tianyi Wholesale Market
Chinese name: 天意批发市场（tiān yì pī fā shì chǎng）
Location: No.259, Fuchengmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District (north of Jinrun Building)
Bus Route: 846, 855, 101, 112, 103, 603 (get off at Fuwai Xikou Stop)
Electronic & Digital Products
As this is the scientific center of China, there are lots of special markets selling electronic and digital products. Zhongguancun in Haidian District is the most famous one.
Zhongguancun E Plaza
Chinese name: 中关村e世界（zhōng guān cūn yì shì jiè）
Zhongguancun is known as the Chinese Silicon Valley and it is the science and technology center of China. Zhongguancun E Plaza is well organized with excellent supporting facilities. You can find electronic and digital products of all kinds here. There are also many other electronic markets in the Zhongguancun area.
Location: No.10, Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District
Hailong Digital Market
Chinese name: 海龙大厦电子市场（hǎi long dà shà diàn zǐ shì chǎng）
Location: No.1, Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District
Chinese name: 阿波罗电子数码广场（ā bō luó diàn zǐ shù mǎ guǎng chǎng）
Location: No.5, Guangyuan Zha, Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District
Saibo Digital Plaza
Chinese name: 赛博数码生活广场（sài bó shù mǎ shēng huó guǎng chǎng）
Location: No.4, Huixin Dong Jie, Yayuncun, Chaoyang District
Jingmin Tea City
Chinese name: 京闽茶城（jīng mǐn chá chéng）
As its name implies, it is a special market selling tea of all kinds, including black tea, oolong, green tea, health tea and all kinds of flower tea. Apart from tea, there are also stores with traditional Chinese tea services and root carvings.
Location: No.15, Guangwai Maliandao, Xuanwu District
Xinfadi Farm Produce Wholesale Market
Chinese name: 新发地农产品批发市场（xīn fā dì nóng chǎn pǐn pī fā shì chǎng）
You can find stores selling local products here.
Location: west of Xinfadi Qiao, Hua Xiang, Fengtai District
Bus Route: 732
Beijing Flower Market
Chinese name: 北京花卉交易市场（běi jīng huā huì jiāo yì shì chǎng）
It was the first indoor flower market in this city. Opened in 1994, the market covers an area over 2,400 square meters (0.6 acres). There are also some artificial flowers sold here.
Location: B8, North 3rd East Ring Road, Chaoyang District