China Shopping Guide
Hours:8:30am to 10:30pm
Address:Carrefour Chuang Yi Jia Store, B6, Beisanhuan Donglu, Chaoyang District
When you need to replenish household goods, Carrefour is the place to go as there seems to be nothing that you cannot find here. This French-owned supermarket giant, which has a number of outlets in Beijing, stocks everything from groceries, alcohol, and canned goods, household items, toiletries and cosmetics to clothing, shoes, electrical appliances, plants, computers and
Address:Chaoyang District Chaoyang Road 101
Price:358 Yuan per person
Hours:8:30am to 7:00pm
Address:No. 46 Tiantan Dong Lu, Chongwen District
Apart from the fact that you can find more pearls here (as the name implies) and the fact that there are probably not quite as many designer knock-offs, Hongqiao (Pearl Market) is not much different from Beijing’s two other well-known markets, Xiu Shiu (Silk Alley) and
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Hours:Most stores are open 9:00am to 5:00pm or 6:00pm
Address:Zhujiang Road Subway Station is a 10 minute walk from the main shops on Zhujiang Road.
The Jade Market is located at the junction of Kansu and Battery streets. More than 450 stalls offer the full gamut of varieties and grades of jade inside two covered markets.
Tip: Unless you have advanced or professional knowledge of jade and gemstones, it is not recommended to buy any expensive pieces at the market.
Temple Street (Yau Ma Tei) is located in the heart of a bustling shopping district, extending from Man Ming lane on the north side to Nanking Street on the south end. It was named after a nearby temple honouring the goddess Tin Hau.
Hunan Road (湖南路)
Hours:10am – 10pm, not all electronics booths stay open past 7pm
Address:No.1111, Zhaojiabang Lu
Address:B1/F, Bagui Department Store, Guilin
Address:No.399 Lujiabang Lu (near the Bund, and not far from YuYuan)
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