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Top things to buy in Beijing includes cloisonne, jade, ceramic, ivory carvings, seal-engraving and silk flowers, palace carpets and lanterns, imperial embroidery, biyanhu (inside painting snuff bottle), dough figurines, and facial masks. Shopping malls, markets and stores are distributed throughout the city, especially concentrated in Wangfujing Avenue, Qianmen Area, Xiushui Street (Silk Street), Liulichang Antique Street, Panjiayuan Market and Zhongguancun Square.
Major Shopping Areas in Beijing
No. 1: Wangfujing
Wangfujing Dajie (Street) is a bustling pedestrian shopping mall and a place where old and new blend perfectly. As one of the oldest shopping streets in Beijing, Wangfujing features many Time Honoured Brand stores, most of which are more than 100 years old. World-renown brands, fantastic shops and restaurants, bookstores and an old, refurbished western-styled church epitomize modern Beijing. In the early evening, check out the 'snack street' or 'eat street' that can be found on the north side of Donghuamen Dajie, east of Wangfujing Dajie.
Address: Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District
Subway: Line One, Wangfujing Subway Station
Bus No.: 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 37, 728
No. 2: Xidan Street
The Xidan Commercial Area, north of West Chang'an Avenue, offers a wide range of shopping options. Xidan has four big shopping centres (the Chung-Yo Shopping Centre, Xidan Shopping Centre and Capital Times Plaza) and the biggest book store in the city, the Beijing Book Mansion (see its excellent imported books section).
Address: Xidan North Street, Xicheng District
Subway: Line One, Xidan Subway Station
Bus No.: 1, 4, 10, 102, 603, 728, 808
No. 3: Qianmen-Dashilanr Shopping Area
As the first and oldest commercial street in Beijing, the Qianmen-Dashilanr shopping area has developed along with the fortunes of the city. Many laozihao (Chinese time-honoured brand businesses) are located here where they have welcomed customers for generations. Now the centuries-old shopping area is experiencing renovation and is looking forward to yet another new century.
Subway: Line 2 Qianmen Station
Bus No.: 2, 5, 9, 20, 44, 726, 820
No. 4: Fuchengmen-Fuxingmen Area
Just outside the Second Ring Road in western Beijing, there's a multitude of discount markets selling everything from tools to toys. There are some great prices on clothing and small electronics, but haggling is required at every small stall. The biggest and most comprehensive in the area are Wantong, Guanyuan and Tianyi.
With the opening of several new shopping centres and shopping streets, more choices are available for people in Beijing to consume and entertain. In light of the global economic downturn, the opening of these places has been relatively simple, without the elaborate ceremonies seen from time to time in recent years.
Jinbao Place at Wangfujing, Glory Mall at Chongwenmen and Raffles City Beijing Mall are three new additions to Beijing's shopping-all scene. In addition, BTM editors recommend three other relatively new shopping destinations to enrich your selections: The Village at Sanlitun, the new Qianmen Street and the Lane Crawford at Financial Street. In these places, visitors can buy what they need, but they can also indulge in the different lifestyles.
Department Stores and Malls
Beijing APM Plaza
Address: 138 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District
Tel: +86 10 65281788
Open: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.(Sun.-Thurs.), 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.)
Beijing New World Shopping Centre
Address: No.3 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Chongwen District
Tel: +86 10 6508 0055
Open: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. (before July 10), 9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. (after July 10)
Subway: Line 2 Chongwenmen Station
Bus No.: 12, 39, 43, 610, 812
Beijing One World Department Store
Address: 99 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District
Tel: +86 10 6526 7890
Open: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Bus No.: 103, 108, 211, 803
China Central Place Mall
Address: 6A Xi Dawanglu, Chaoyang District
Tel: +86 10 6533 1188
China World Shopping Mall
Address: 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District
Tel: +86 10 6505 2288
Open: 9:00a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bus No.: 1, 4, 848
Address: 17 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District
Tel: +86 10 6500 3311
Open: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (in winter), 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (in summer)
Address: 18 Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District
Tel: +86 10 6588 1997
Open: 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Subway: Line 2 Chaoyangmen Station
Bus No.: 44, 101, 109, 800, 846
Golden Resources Shopping Centre
Address: 1 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District
Tel: + 86 10 8887 3800
Open: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Bus No.: 355, 619, 751, 851
Address: 88 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District
Tel: +86 10 5978 5888
Address: 131 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District
Tel: +86 10 6612 9999
Open: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Address: L130, Seasons Place, 2 Jingchengfang Jie, Financial Street, Xicheng District
Tel: +86 10 6622 0808
Open: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Lufthansa Shopping Centre
Address: 52 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District
Tel: +86 10 6465 1188
Open: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Bus No.: 701, 707, 909
Malls at Oriental Plaza
Address: 1 Oriental Plaza, Chang'an Jie East, Dongcheng District
Tel: +86 10 8518 6969
Open: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Subway: Line 1 Wangfujing Station
Bus No.: 1, 4, 10, 20
New Gate City Mall
Address: 19 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District
Tel: +86 10 8248 6688
Pacific Century Place
Address: 2A, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District
Tel: +86 10 6539 3888
Address: 22 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District
Tel: +86 10 6512 4488
Open: 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Subway: Line 1 Jianguomen Station
Bus No.: 1, 4, 10, 20, 728
Address: 2 Jingchengfang Jie, Xicheng District
Tel: +86 10 6622 0888
Shin Kong Place
Address: A6 Xidawanglu, Chaoyang District
Tel: +86 10 6530 5888
Address: 8 Xuanwumenwai Dajie, Xuanwu District
Tel: +86 10 6310 3388
Open: 9:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Subway: Line 2 Xuanwumen Station
Bus No.: 102, 105, 109, 603
3.3 Clothing Market
Address: 33 Sanlitunlu, Chaoyang District
Tel: +86 10 6417 3333
Open: 11a.m. - 11p.m.
Address: B2/F and B3/F of Xidan Cultural Plaza, 180 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng Districct
Beijing Camera Equipment City
Address: 40 Wukesong Lu, Haidian District
Tel: +86 10 8811 9723
Open: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Address: West of Panjiayuan Qiao, Chaoyang District
Open: Sat. and Sun. Dawn - 4 p.m.
Address: Hepingmenwai, Xuanwu District
Gaobeidian Classic Furniture Market
Address: Gaobeidian Village, Chaoyang District
Chaowai Furniture Warehouse
Address: 43 Huawei Beili, Chaoyang District
Tel: +86 10 6770 6402
Hongqiao Pearl Market
Address: 16 Hongqiao Lu, Chongwen District
Open: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tea Street Market
Address: 12 Maliandao Lu, Xuanwu District
Open: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tianya Hongqiao Market
Address: 136 Fahuasi, Chongwen District
Open: 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Address: Corner of Xiushui Dongjie and Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District
Address: 1 Xiushui Jie, Jianguomenwai Dajie, West of St. Regis Hotel, Chaoyang District