Every weekend, Panjiayuan Antiques Market, Beijing’s largest, convenes many of the city’s savviest sellers. To begin your treasure hunt, set out before 10 a.m. on either Saturday or Sunday and take Subway Line 10 from Tuanjiehu Station (a 10-minute walk from the hotel) towards Chedaogou to the Anzhenmen stop. Take the Panjiayuan exit, turn right, and walk for around eight minutes. At this consumer extravaganza, you’ll find vintage cameras, silk Chinese opera costumes, Buddhist altarpieces, Cultural Revolution propaganda posters, every kind of Mao memorabilia, Tibetan turquoise necklaces, and porcelain-beaded calligraphy brushes. We’ve learned to offer 50% to 80% of the vendor’s opening price.
Beijing Panjiayuan Market is located at the southeast of Panjiayuan, South road of East Third Ring road, Chaoyang District, Beijing. It covers an area of 48,500㎡, and is divided into six sections: Roadside stands, Ancient Architecture, Classical Furniture, Modern Collection, Sculpture and Stone Engraving, and Catering.
PANJIAYUAN ANTIQUES MARKET: Beiyuan Rd.; 86-(0)10-6775-2405; panjiayuan.com