Antiques are the best epitome of Beijing's history even the whole China. Several antique streets and markets in Beijing are not only the paradise for antique lovers and collectors, but also the favorite of travelers who are interested in Chinese history and culture. China Highlights leads you to take a glimpse of five the most famous and popular antiques markets in Beijing.
For a cultural tour of Beijing, Panjiayuan Antiques Market is a destination that you shouldn't miss! It is a great paradise for the life-size Chinese antiques, including Buddhist statues, Chinese jade, Chinese porcelains, Paintings, calligraphy. On weekend mornings (between about 6am to 8am), you can get great prices bargaining with the vendors.
Lilichang Antiques Street was used to be a gathering place for poets and scholars in the Qing Dynasty. It has developed to be an important cultural street in Beijing, with many little old-style shops selling various curios, including paintings, old books. It is an unmissable antiques street in Beijing, where you can also get a great history lesson through strolling around.
As an ancient temple in southern Beijing, Baoguo Temple has turned into a comprehensive antiques bazaar, selling different kinds of antiques, such as coins, stamps, souvenirs and many more. On weekends, you can see more sellers than the working days. China Highlights suggests you get there earlier for more choices. Bargain with the vendors there, and you can get quite acceptable prices.
Covering a massive area in the southeast Beijing, Beijing Antique City is the largest antiques trade center, with more than 600 antique companies located. The characteristic decorations in Beijing Antique City are decorated into Chinese characteristic atmosphere. More fun can be searched in the mornings on weekends. Receiving a harvest of the colorful antiques there, like tea sets, ink stones, and Buddhist statues.
In Liangma Antique Market, you can find small-size antiques, such as ancient coins and other old pieces, and large-scale ones, like wooden furniture embodying Chinese features. The prices at Liangma Antique Market are higher than other antique market, but bargain is allowed.
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