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- We visited on a Sunday morning and spent about 45 minutes having a look around at this interesting market with lots of little stalls. Some of them seemed permanent, but I think that others are only there at the weekend.Written August 24, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Variety of gifts and reasonable prices. Most of everything in the market are bargainable. Pearls are exceptionally good price for the quality. You can get prescription eyeglasses made in two hours.Written October 30, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The real China in a Hutong in side street,enabled us as a group to experience basic seating in a small house room,supplied with really freshly cooked local food,the food kept comeing,so tasty,served by the house family in their house,in front room were their prize collection relating to their family history,also explained in english by our guide,EDWARD from WENDY WOO.This is a culturale place,exactly what we came to see.
The streets here are quiet in the day,but packed at night so relax and come at lunch time.Written October 1, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Easy subway access- Line 8 Muxi Yuan stop Exit A2 comes out directly into Block B of Bairong. It is a huge interconnecting mall with well organised floor selling different items. Each floor stretch from Block A-C hence will need to walk a lot. There is another Block D behind too. Need to bargain though starting price here are lower compared to tourist areas. I see more local shoppers than tourist here. Mostly local brands. The shops are much less aggressive and selection here is different compared to Silk Market.
There is a food court upstairs on 6th floor. Most of the menu is in Chinese and they do not speak much English. The food stall I bought lunch from do not accept cash over the counter but I am not sure if it applies to other stalls.
Spent 5 hours here and covered only half the area. If you are looking for value souvenirs/ gifts, this is the place.Written October 2, 2019
- This is my new favorite market street in Beijing. Skip the “Pearl Market” and “Silk Market” which are just big boring shopping malls. And come here instead - it gives you a taste of the real China. It is an outdoor, covered walking area with a mix of street vendors, flea market stalls, and small shops. It has Buddhist art, statues, trinkets, jewelry (mostly wood and stone), plants, live fish and animal stores, cricket and bird sellers (along with gorgeous wooden bird and cricket cages), and so much more. I love the stores with the Chinese philosopher stones.
The best thing is that this isn’t a tourist destination - so it is all locals - and no tourists in sight. Prices are better, but you still need to bargain. And don’t trust that anything is antique - it almost certainly isn’t.
If taking the metro, get off at Shilehe Station (lines 10 and 14). Go out exit D. When you get outside turn left and walk straight about 500 feet till you go under the raised train line (you’ll pass a flame statue). Then you’ll see it in front of you.
The first 30 stores all sell live fish, but once you get further back it is a warren of stalls. Wander around and enjoy.Written July 18, 2023
- 2019年5月1日以降は営業停止です。4月30日まで在庫一掃セールやってました。 Effective 01 May 2019 whole building including this place will be closed. And now doing clearance sale until 30 April. Not sure they will reopen at the same site or move to outer Beijing or won’t reopen as the same concept market. 2019年5月1日以降は営業停止です。4月30日まで在庫一掃セールやってました。Written April 28, 2019
- Went recently for the 2016 CNY fair. There were lots of things happening here, from fair games, to comic and dance performances, to random craft stores, to street snacks with huge lines, to cute little chinese new year decor, to people taking selfies, etc. The main draw was not the attractions themselves but the crowded and festive atmosphere. Worth going.Written February 13, 2016
- Dongjiao Market at its new location is probably better than before. Certainly bigger. But references to it on Trip Advisor and other sites are confusing. Some still list its old location, some sites claim it is closed. Here's the oil as Dec 2015. I visited yesterday.
On the south side of Jingha Expressway. Just past Wansiying Bridge. Can't miss it. It's right by the slip road. So you need to get off Jingha on to the side road to make the turn into the large car park out front. Sometimes the car park is free. Sometimes it's s pay and stay. Always busy. If your driving stay on Jingha until after Fatou Bridge. Take next exit.
Getting to Dongjiao is easy enough. Getting away is a nitemare. It usually takes 30 minutes just to navigate out the back road to simply rejoin the Jingha Expressway heading in the direction back to Beijing. It can at busy times take an incredible 60 mins to make the 3 km journey to he highway. Basically getting out of Dongjiao is a complete cluster. So pack your sense of humor.
If you're a tourist don't visit here in a taxi. There are no taxis out this way and you will have real trouble getting away. Best to hire a private driver for the day.
Remember all the shops here usually sell in bulk. So basically they are set up to take large orders. They will happily sell you one of something. But expect to wait a bit for the item to arrive as the shops are mainly for display rather than direct sales. By a bit of waiting it may be ten minutes or maybe a week if the item is stored off site.
Dingjiao happily moved locations in about 2013. The new site is a mega collection of hotel grade supplies of everything from towles to cleaning products, from uniforms to crockery, mixers, entire cooking schools of equipment. Basically if you want something in bedding and kitchen line this is the place.
Enjoy. The low prices are amazing. The quality can be from top quality to absolute rubbish. Check everything you buy. HWritten December 30, 2015
- If you are looking for clothes in beijing this is the place. Much more a typical chineese market, cheap bulk, and some haggeling.
Much better value than the silk or yashow markets.
Do some research first, indications are these may be closing down. There were some vacant stores and buildings when we were there. But this is an area not one shop. We only made it through 2 buildings.
If you are looking for market clothes shops this is the place.Written April 14, 2017
- I love this interesting market & it has everything. A foodies dream. The sign says Run De Li Market - Rundeli Cai Shichang) but its known locally as Sihuan Market as Sihuan Hutong wraps around the market. Its open from 7am in the morning until early evening ( about 7pm).
Its a traditional neighborhood market and you wont see many foreigners or tour groups. I usually enter via the Deshengmen Nei Dajie entrance. The market is big and broken up into various areas. if you enter via the entrance I use you will come across a little line up of glassed in booths with people selling Dry goods like rice / grains, spices & pastes. Or snacks like Jian Bing - Kind of a stuffed & rolled pancake with a bit of crunch and delicious fillings. If you see someone making very thin crepes (pancakes) on a big spinning hot disk give them a try ( not to be missed). I have added a photo of what to look for.
There is a big undercover areas of all sorts of fresh fruit and vegetables, more dry goods with spices etc, blue duck eggs, teas, nuts. Also general clothing and bits & pieces.
The separate seafood and meat buildings are a treasure trove. The amount of different seafood is mind boggling with tanks of live seafood, containers of different fish and shell fish, turtles & frogs. People on motor bikes meandering up & down isles rather than by foot. There are all sorts of meats.
Dont eat lunch before you go - lots of traditional Beijing style snack food here. Pork Buns, Noodles, Youtiao, Tofu, Jian Bing and sweet cakes and breads. .
Its easy to get to, just off Deshengmen Nei Dajie in Xicheng. You can walk there from Hou Hai lake - takes about 20 to 25 minutes to get to the market by foot ( or get a taxi). This is a great walk to do and you will see a lot: Follow the west side of the lake around via Houhai Nanyan and it will branch off but keep going straight ahead down Yangfang Hutong. Yangfang Hutong kind of meanders along but keep going until you reach Deshengmen Nei & turn left & cross to the other side of the road and you will come to a market entrance ( hence the number of people exiting with loaded shopping bags). Cut & paste this link direct into your browser for a map: https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/%E5%9B%9B%E7%8E%AF%E7%BB%BC%E5%90%88%E5%B8%82%E5%9C%BAemail@example.com,116.378737,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x35f05305d266674d:0xcbd0d1610f6822b4?hl=en
If you are exiting the market after the meat section you will come to Luoer Hutong which is also a sort of food area with all sorts of goodies & restaurants to try. From here its a 15 minute walk to Xinjiekou Subway station.Written May 12, 2015
- This is a shopping belt from Muxiyuan to Dahongmen for cheap clothing and accessories. Some are wholesale, with wide spreads of clothes, shoes, socks, handbags and other accessories. Prices are negotiable and therefore, do you homework before you go.Written January 14, 2019
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