Silk Market Beijing

Xiushui Market
Silk Market, Beijing

Silk Market Beijing, aka Silk Street, Xiushui Street or Xiushui Market, is a prosperous shopping market in the city, located at No. 8 East Xiushui Street, Chaoyang District. Used to be an outdoor market, it now becomes a shopping mall, which accommodates over 1,000 retailers and is regarded as one of the symbols of Beijing together with the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, and roast duck. Many foreign visitors, including some celebrities, enjoy Silk Market Beijing for shopping or having their clothes tailor-made. The former president of the US, George Bush, once went there with his daughter to buy some silk robes, and the wife of Jacques Rogge (8th President of the International Olympic Committee) also went there to buy traditional Chinese dough figurines.


What to Buy at the Silk Market

Office Area, Tongrentang Pharmacy,  Food Area (Patio Pizza, Zheng Yi Yuan Restaurant...)
International Jewelry Exchange Centre, Boutiques, Huaxia Bank, Supermarket, Teahouse
Jewelries, Jade Articles, Antiques, Calligraphy and Paintings, Tea, Porcelain, Folk Handicrafts, Rugs, Cosmetics, Watches, Glasses, Stationery, Outdoor Supplies, Electrical Appliances, Digital Products, CDs/DVDs,  Nail Salon, Foot Massage
3F Tailor’s Shop, Scarves, Ties, Chinese Clothing, Pajamas, Silk Bedding, Children's Wear, Toys, Silk Carpets,  Nail Salon, Foot Massage, ATM
2F Clothes, Boutique Corridor, Bedding,  Nail Salon, Foot Massage, Money Exchange, ATM
1F Clothes, Cafes, Information Desk, ATM
B1 Suitcases & Bags, Shoes,  Hats, Leatherwear, CDs/DVDs, Electronics Maintainence, Gift Packing, KFC, Money Exchange
B2 Office Area, Post Office, Food Area
B3 Parking Lot
Silk Market
Silk Market

Although there are a variety of goods in Xiushui Street, the most attractive goods are silk. Even a silk museum was built on the third floor. 18 retailers who have been offering high quality silk over many years are located there, including some time-honored Chinese brands like Ruifuxiang, Shengxifu, and Neiliansheng. Ruifuxiang specializes in making high quality silk. Predominantly making caps, Shengxifu, a ninety-year-old shop, is famous for its selection of material and handmade craftsmanship. And Neiliansheng, established in the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), is famous for its Chinese cloth shoes. On the third floor, you can buy authentic Chinese silk clothes like Tangzhuang suits and cheongsams. Or you can have the tailor's shop make something for you or someone in your family in no time. One can also experience the traditional methods of silk making in the Silk Museum, and learn about this ancient Chinese art.

As well as silk, other traditional Chinese articles like tea, porcelain, Chinese paintings and calligraphy, Chinese jade, etc. are available on the fourth floor. Some specialty Chinese skills can be found on this floor, such as palm painting. 

Shopping Tips

Bargain for Shopping
Bargain for Shopping

If you want to enjoy shopping in the ultimate Chinese style, the first and the second floors cannot be missed. On these two floors, one can bargain freely in the Boutique Corridor. Here are some tips to consider when you shop there:
1. The most basic and important skill here is being able to bargain. You do not have to feel shy or embarrassed when you bargain with the sellers. It is part of everyday life in China, so you can try your best to cut the price by 10% to 30% of their offer.
2. You should be aware that almost all the world famous goods brands here are imitations, because a local and international reputation is gained for selling counterfeit luxury designer brands at relatively low prices. You can buy something very worthy if you like.
3. Wandering around, you need to remember to go to different stores to ask the Silk Market Beijing prices of the items you want to buy. In this way, you can buy your items at the lowest price. Meanwhile, remember to check the quality carefully and ask for better ones, if the products are not perfect.
4. When you buy electronic products in the market, be careful to check the quality. However, if you prefer to pay attention to the shape instead of the quality, you can buy anything you like without hesitation. But remember to bargain no matter what kind of article you buy.

There are both good restaurants and small eateries in the market, so you can have a rest and get refreshed when you are tired. Reputable establishments such as the Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant, and some famous coffee and restaurant chains such as Lavazza, SPR Coffee, and Subway all have stores inside the building. Have an exciting time!

How to get to Silk Market Beijing

1. Take Bus 28, 43, 120, 126, 403, 639, 673, or Night Bus 24 to Yong'anli Lukou Bei and walk south for 3 minutes to the market; or take Bus 1, 9, 619, 668, 668 Express, or Night Bus 1 to Yong'anli Lukou Xi and walk east for 5 minutes to get there.
2. Take Subway Line 1 and get off at Yonganli.

Opening Hours

9:30 ~ 21:00

Other Famous Shopping Streets & Malls in Beijing

 Wangfujing Street
 Xidan Commercial Street
 Hongqiao Pearl Market
 Top 10 Shopping Streets in Beijing

Recommended Independent Tour:

Modern Beijing Walking Tour: Wangfujing Street - Jinyu Hutong - Jinbao Street - Jianguomen Outer Street - Silk Street - CBD 

  Top 10 Places to Visit in Beijing
- Last modified on Mar. 30, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Silk Market Beijing
Asked by Ruth Valdivieso from MÉXICO | May. 15, 2019 21:19Reply
Beijing 4F JOWAY store Cellphones store
Hello !
Please send me the data telephone of a store named JOWAY (Cellphone Store) I guess is located at the 4F . I would like to ask about Products Exportation
I would appreciate so much
Answers (1)
Answered by Marie from FRANCE | May. 16, 2019 19:05

I haven't found the store, could you give a detailed address?
Asked by Julia from FRANCE | May. 07, 2019 22:27Reply
Do you think that I will be able to fin antiques piano shawls on Beijing Xiushui Street?
Thank you very much!
Answers (1)
Answered by Dennis from NEW ZEALAND | May. 09, 2019 18:20

I'm not very sure but you may have a try.
Asked by Marek from POLAND | Mar. 10, 2019 03:31Reply
Can I pay by credit MasterCard at Beijing Xiushui Street?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lily from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 11, 2019 02:23

I'm afraid not and you are suggested to prepare some cash or take a Chinese card.
Asked by Chai from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 26, 2018 06:37Reply
How can i get to Beijing silk street from City Inn hotel?
The hotel is located at Vecchio Shopping Street, North Xiaowuji, Beijing)
Answers (1)
Answered by Abagael from JAPAN | Oct. 28, 2018 22:55

Walk about 6 minutes to the Happy Valley station where to take the metro line 7. Then get off at Nine Dragons Mountain where to transfer to the metro line 14 and get off at Dawang Road. The get on the metro line 1 at the same time and get off at Yong'anli Station. Then walk about 2 minutes to the silk street.
Asked by Iva from SERBIA | Oct. 20, 2018 22:50Reply
Can I pay by Visa card in Beijing Silk Market?
Answers (2)
Answered by Jane from USA | Oct. 22, 2018 00:46

Yes, some shops may allow this but you'd better prepare some cash.
Answered by Howard from USA | Mar. 30, 2019 18:15

Yes they all take credit cards but they will want to increase the price to cover the CC fees.
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