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Panjiayuan Antique Market

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Introduction to Panjiayuan Antique Market

The Panjiayuan Antique Market attracts foreign and domestic tourists that are looking for bargain items. Panjiayuan Market covers an area of 4.85 hectares and has over 3,000 stalls. It is the largest antiques market in China and Asia.

There is a great range of secondhand arts and crafts and antiques that are the main transactions at the market. There are also great antique furniture imitations, old books and paintings, ceramics, ancient Chinese and foreign coins, bamboo and animal bone sculptures. For those interested in Chinese shadow puppetry and opera, there are leather puppets for shadow play and a wide range of Chinese opera masks on sale. 

Making Your Way Around Panjiayuan Market

The southeastern portion is called Zone One of Panjiayuan Market. In this area you can find an array of Chinese paintings, calligraphy as well as beads and jade items. For first time visitors to Panjiayuan bargaining is a skill that needs to be used when purchasing. Tourists should be aware that most paintings and calligraphy art are mass produced and prices should not be overly expensive. 

The northeastern section (zone 2), is filled with beads, bronze vessels, ceramic vases and small pieces of wooden furniture. You can also find items from the Cultural Revolution in zone 2. The southwestern section (zone 3) is suitable for visitors who are interest in Chinese Ethnic Minority items. There is particularly a lot of Tibetan crafts, antiques and trinkets in zone 3. 

Chinese ceramics take up most space in Zone 4, the northwestern section. Shoppers should be aware that not tall ceramics are genuine antiques but mostly very good imitations. Although it might be difficult to tell the difference between the genuine and the fake its advised that you purchase with cautions. 

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No.18 Huawei Li, Panjiayuan Road, Chaoyang DistrictBeijing

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Travel Information

Admission Fee: Free 
Opening Hours:8:30AM - 6:30PM (Monday – Friday), 4:30AM - 6:30PM (Saturday and Sunday)
Best Time to Visit: Suitable to visit all year round.

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Main Things to See

Antiques, Handmade Crafts, Souvenirs, Porcelain

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1. Take Subway Line 10, getting off at Panjiayuan Station, leave the station via Exit B.

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Travel Tips 

1. Avoid visiting during summer holidays and Golden Week in October.

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