NileGuide Expert Says:
Most of the goods in Panjiayuan are of excellent quality, although as with most of these markets bargaining is essential to achieve a good price.
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NileGuide Expert tip:
Do some research about what sort of piece you might want to buy before going along, so you know what to look out for when buying.
This classic flea market in the south-eastern part of Beijing has thousands of individual shops and offers a brilliant selection of antiques for all budgets. Along with the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Roast Duck, Panjiayuan is one of the most popular destinations tourists in Beijing. Whether looking for a simple gift for family or a rare and expensive treasure, Panjiayuan is a lively and exciting market to visit. The market is divided into four zones for ease of shopping - the handicrafts zone, the ancient and old furniture zone, the zone of ancient and old calligraphic works, paintings, books and periodicals, and the zone of ancient architecture.