Pearl Market Beijing
Chinese Name: 红桥珍珠市场 (hóng qiáo zhēn zhū shì chǎng)
|Beijing Hongqiao Pearl Market|
Pear Market address is No. 9 Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District of Beijing, which is opposite to Tiantan Park. Also known as Hongqiao Market, it is a market famous for dealing with pearls around the world. More than 1,000,000 visitors come to Pearl Market Beijing to buy pearls yearly. Even the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been to Pearl Market three times as she was very impressed with the beautiful pearls. Apart from pearls, the market also offers seafood, digital products and silk.
Covering an area of 4,500 square meters (about 1.1 acres), the Hongqiao Market has 8 floors as follows:
Seafood has played an important role since the establishment of the market. There are many varieties of seafood being sold in the Pearl Market Beijing, ranging from the common fish, shrimp and crab to the rare ones like shark fin, sea pumpkin and abalone. Most of the seafood are mainly supplied to big hotels and restaurants in and around Beijing.
1/F Digital Products & Watches
There are many internationally famous digital products sold here which makes this market of equal standing with Zhongguancun (the most famous digital market in Beijing). Apart from that, watches of different brands and different quality will certainly dazzle your eyes. They attracted merchants from Western Asia and as far as Africa.
2/F Silk & Clothes
Silk symbolizes China since the ancient time and those products found in Hongqiao Market are of high quality but may be at high prices.
Pearl Market prices differ a lot. It is the largest pearl distribution centre in China and it is also the central part of the market. With the varieties of pearls in Pearl Market Beijing on colors, sizes or smoothness comes the vast difference in their prices, ranging from just a few yuan to ten of thousands of yuan. There are seawater pearl, freshwater pearl, coral, emerald, gem and other precious stones. One can be easily dazzled by the fashionable pearl necklaces, exquisite pearl rings and simple but elegant pearl pendants. They are just absolutely fascinating.
How to get to Pearl Market Beijing
1. Take Bus 6, 34, 35, 36, 39, 41, 43, 60, 72, 116, 128, 525, 599, 684, Night Bus 11 or 24 to Fahuasi, and you will see the market.
2. Take Subway Line 5 to Tiantan East Gate and leave from Exit B. Then, walk north for several minutes to the market.
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