Top 5 Beijing Shopping Markets to Buy Electronics
Here, we list the top 5 Beijing shopping markets where you can find the latest and high-quality electronic products at most affordable prices.
They are sorted by the popularity and scroll down to select favorable one, then move to shop.
1)Zhongguancun District Shopping
Zhongguancun is known as the “Chinese Silicon Valley”. This compact area, located in the Haidian district of Beijing, boasts people who are experts in IT and computer know-how from all over China. There are lots of well-known high-tech Chinese corporations located here such as Lenovo China, Founoe, UFIDA and Sina. There are also many representative stores for foreign companies, including Nokia, HP, IBM and Microsoft. The University of Beijing and Tsinghua University are also located in Zhongguancun.
In the past, people had the opinion that Zhongguancun was a place that only sold electronics products. But now, Zhongguancun has become a much more diverse shopping and mixed leisure zone. The area has attracted enormous amounts of recent investment and local property prices have risen considerably. If you want to buy good-quality digital products, famous brand names, shop in the huge underground shopping mall, enjoy good food and entertainment, visit Zhongguancun during your stay in Beijing!
Opening Hours: Daily 9am – 7pm
Location: Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing.
Best Time to Shop
Each day you can enjoy yourself shopping in Zhongguancun, Saturday and Sunday are the peak days for buyers. If you like to do shopping with enormous people, you can shop on Saturdays and Sundays. Otherwise, you can go shopping on weekdays.
How to get there?
You can take Subway: Nearest station is Zhongguancun.
Or take bus: Bus No. 26, 47, 302, 332, 320, 323, 732, 801, 862, 982, 983, Yuntong 105, Yuntong 106，Yuntong 113 to Zhongguancun West subway station.
Or take a taxi.
What to Buy?
The answer is just anything about electronic products, while a quick list of some of the things you’ll find:
* MP3 players
* Mobile phones
* Other digital products
2)Hongqiao Pearl Market
Hongqiao is an indoor mall, a well-known market dealing with pearls around the world. It is reported that more than 1,500,000 visitors come to Hongqiao Market to buy pearls yearly. Even the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been to Hongqiao Market three times because she was very impressed with the beautiful pearls.
Actually, the name of Hongqiao Pearl Market is a little bit misleading, because it offers much more than just pearls in its four-story building, and provides everything from bags, shoes, clothes, silk, to seafood, and digital products.
Opening Hours: Daily 8.30 AM – 7 PM
Location: No. 46, Tiantan Dong Lu, Chongwen District; just opposite Tiantan Park, and to the east of the Temple of Heaven Best Time to Shop:
Any time a day is doable to shop in Hongqiao Market, but it will be crowded in the afternoon.
3)Silk Market Shopping in Beijing
Beijing Silk Street High-rise, which draws lots of attentions, is open for the public on 19 March, 2005, replacing the infamous original outdoor Xiushui market. It has been a shopping center in Beijing.
The Silk Street (also Xiushui Market) attracts approximately 20,000 visitors daily (from 9am to 9pm) on weekdays and between 50,000 and 60,000 on weekends as of 2006.
This 35,000-square-meter complex houses 1,700 retail vendors and over 3,000 salespeople spread over seven floors with three levels of basements.
Many of the stalls have, over the years, gained local and international reputation for selling counterfeit luxury designer brands at relatively-low prices.
Some have carried on this trademark despite growing pressures from the management, the Chinese government and famous brand-name companies.
Location: just east Jianguomenwai Dajie; tightly near CBD; directly above Yong’an Li subway station
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 9:00pm;
How to get there ?
The Xiu Shui street mall is located along Chang An avenue near the Yong An Li line 1 subway station. You can now walk directly from the subway into the mall via an underground passageway without stepping outside into the scorching heat of summer or the terrible cold of winter. Alternatively you can take a taxi using the Chinese name shown.
What to Buy in Silk Market ?
Opened on March 19, 2005, and replacing the old alley-based Xiushui Market, the current Silk Street establishment has diversified their business scope.
In addition to selling fashion apparels and accessories such as hats, handbags, shoes, belts, sportswear and silk fabrics like their predecessor, the new Silk Street has introduced traditional Chinese handicrafts, antiques, calligraphy, carpets, table cloths, bed coverings, paintings, hand-knit dresses, toys, electronic gadgets, trinkets, and fine jewelry.
Reputable establishments such as the Tongrentang Pharmacy, Quanjude Peking Roast Duck restaurant, and multi-national coffee and restaurant chains such as Lavazza, SPR Coffee, Caffe L’affare, Subway and TCBY have also joined Silk Street’s bid to become the “ultimate one-stop tourist destination” in Beijing.