Thursday, July 27, 2006

Chilling Shopping in Panjiayuan Weekend Market in Beijing, China

Porcelain Mao in Panjiayuan Weekend Market Beijing ChinaWhat you can shop here in Panjiayuan Weekend Market in Beijing?
  • Stone cups and bowls with silver laid around them are beautiful. Nor are they as expensive as they look so bargain hard.
  • Teapots in all shapes and sizes. You should be able to get a nice box too if you buy one. Most fragile items come with a box or case.
  • For those who love their Kung Fu Bruce Lee movies or are Lord of the Rings fans - swords and axes. Just don't try to carry them on the plane.
  • Stone statues and buddhas in the back of a truck ready for a road trip.
  • There are rows of Chinese paintings and scroll paintings. Some scroll paintings are in pairs or sets. They should come with nice boxes for safe travels. Realise these are generally handmade but mass produced and should not be too expensive
  • A poster of Mao leading the proletariat - lots of posters, calligraphy and Chinese books for sale.
  • Chairman Mao is a favorite. There is a shop entirely dedicated to him and his wares.
Crafts and Arts sold in Panjiayuan Weekend Market Beijing ChinaThe Panjiayuan Weekend Market is a super shopping market for all Chinese arts and crafts. It is made up of over three thousand individual stalls covering 48,500 square metres.

There really is something for everyone here. Even Hilary Clinton has shopped at Panjiayuan Weekend Market Beijing, China.

There is a little overlap between stalls so you can compare and bargain but the range of goods is excellent. Stall owners come from twenty-four provinces around China to sell their wares.

Panjiayuan Weekend Market is at its best on weekends. The Antique Zone is open every day and the Arts and Crafts Warehouse Zone is open on Saturday and Sunday only.

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