Beijing is not only the political and cultural centre of China, but also a metropolis with well-developed businesses and a prosperous economy dates back to thousand of years ago. Cloisonné, Ivory Carving, Jade as well as Lacquer are well-known as the four best traditional arts and handcrafts of Beijing.
Other handiworks such as Curios, Silk, Pearls, Snuff Bottles with Pictures Inside, Artificial Flowers, Candied Fruits and confectionaries of all kinds are also worth buying and are great presents for friends.
Beijing has been perceived as an ancient city During the centuries of imperial rule, Beijing enjoyed a glittering reputation as center of arts and crafts
Panjiayuan market (潘家园古玩市场) is located near the Panjiayuan Bridge, East 3rd Ring Road South, Chaoyang District of Beijing, which is well known as s Beijing s biggest arts, crafts, and antiques market in Beijing
Hongqiao market (红桥市场) is located at Tiantan Donglu 46, Dongcheng district, Beijing China The 5-floor market
Donghuamen Night Market (东华门夜市) is located in the northern end of Wangfujing Street in Beijing, China The market is a real highlight of Beijing at night
The Xidan commercial street houses the Xidan Culture Square, North Xidan Street, as well as many supermarkets and department stores The Xidan commercial street is accessible by subway (line 1 and line 4) and many public buses
Silk street market Beijing is located in Xiushui East street, Chaoyang district, Beijing China, one can purchase chinese traditional silk products, exquisite handicrafts as well as many kinds of foreign well-known brands
Wangfujing street 王府井大街 is the shopping capital of Beijing