Beijing Shopping

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The metropolis of Beijing has several shopping districts offering a mind-boggling variety of goods. The traditional shopping districts have been always Wuangfujing Street, Qianmen Street, Dongdan and Xidan Commercial Street but now it seems that Jianguomen Wai Street and Chaowai Street have risen to the top for the latest and most luxurious items. Shopping at outdoor markets remains not-to-be-missed experience for foreign travelers.

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Dough Figurine

Dough Figurine
Dough shaping is a traditional Chinese folk art that demand simple equipment but with high artistic value. Traditional dough figurines are made of purified wheat flour, glutinous rice power mixed with bee-honey and glycerin. The artists use their skillful gingers cut, pinch, rub, and twist the soft dough and in a few minutes, a cute human figure or a lively animal will be born. The various colors of the dough are from mineral pigments, and do not change with time and so does the shape of the d

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Cloisonné

Cloisonné
Beijing is commonly as hometown of cloisonn whose cloisonn-production history dated back to the Yuan Dynasty. The cloisonn was originately made as a sort of replicate for the bronze ware. During the Ming Dynasty, artisans discovered a kind of deep blue enamel, which could serve a perfect material for the cloisonn. This kind of enamelware is known as Jingtai Blue or Jing Tai Lan in Chinese. It was so named because the color blue is the most frequently used for enameling. Jintai actually was the

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Jade Ware

Jade Ware
With its bright and pure luster, jade has long been considered by the Chinese as a treasure of tremendous value and a symbol of one's social status. In ancient time only the wealthy could afford to wear jade carving for the purpose of ornament and others For instance, many Taoist followers believed, even though sounding strange, that jade was edible and could keep one physically immortal. Many years ago, today's Huashi of Chongwenmen in Beijing was a huge and prosperous jade market where numerou

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Lacquer Work

Lacquer Work
Lacquer work was one of the earliest industrial arts of China. Multifarious in kind and exquisite in workmanship, it is characterized by elegant modeling, beautiful figuration, and the lustrous color. Lacquer work in Beijing falls into two groups: the engraving lacquer work and the inlaid gold lacquer work. The technology of the engraving lacquer work was mature in the 14th century. In this category, bronze and enamel are used to make the body of the ware. Fine Asian ware may have more than 10

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Color Glazed Ware

Color Glazed Ware
Nearly all the ancient imperial buildings in Beijing have color glazed roof and other outer ornaments. Standing on the top of the Jingshan Hill, which stands by the Forbidden City on the north, one may clearly see the shining glazed roof of the imperial palaces and the alters around. Many temples where the emperor often visited also have lustrous color glazed top or small decoration such as imaginary animals, flowers, and birds on the roof. The Temple of Heaven, for example is painted blue on it

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Palace Lantern

Palace Lantern
The elegant Beijing palace lantern is demanding in its making. Such precious wood as the rosewood, sandalwood and pear wood are normally used for the frame. The colorfully painted gauze and silk make the lantern look more splendid and lustrous. If you come to Beijing during the Lantern Festival, which marks the end of the Spring Festival in the middle of January, you will see the avenues and alleys alike are decorated with a large variety of lanterns. A sort of thin silk lantern with brush pai

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Beijing Shops and Stores:

 Beijing is a Great place to shopping, from shopping malls to street markets, you will find things that suitable for you.

Cloisonne Factory

Cloisonne Factory
Cloisonn is a magnificent and colorful handicraft article that is made within a complex manufacturing process, including inlaying thin gold threads or copper wires into various patterns, hammering the base, inlaying copper strips, soldering, filling with enamel, firing enamel, polishing, gilding and adhering enamels of various colors to copper molds. Blue is the major color of cloisonn. The making of cloisonn can date back to the Ming Dynasty and became prosperous in the Qing Dynasty, boasting

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Wangfujing Shopping Street

Wangfujing Shopping Street
Wangfujing Street, stretching from East Changan Avenue in the south to National Art Museum of China in the north with the length of 1,600 meters, is the most well-known commercial street in Beijing and one of the largest pedestrian streets in China, serving general merchandise, clothing, diamond, jewelry and the like. It boasts about 280 brand-name stores, including China time-honored brands and multinational well-known brands, such as Shengxifu hat store, Wuyutai tea house, New China Children

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Chaowai Yuexiu Clothing Market

Chaowai Yuexiu Clothing Market
The Chaowai Yuexiu Clothing Market, situated near the Chaoyangmen metro station, was opened in 2005. Currently, it covers a total area of 30,000 square meters having possession of more than 1000 shops. Visitors can find various kinds of cloth here, such as Business suits, T-shirts, and casual wear, especially traditional Chinese apparel: Qipao, Tang cloth and sun yat sens uniform. It is also a good place to discover interesting traditional Chinese crafts such as Chinese Brocade, silk, Chinese

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Sanlitun Yashou Clothing Market

Sanlitun Yashou Clothing Market
Sanlitun Yashou Clothing Market, located at 58 Gong Ti Bei Lu, was opened in May 2002. Currently, it covers an total area of 28000 square meters. This market is similar to the Silk Street, but the things here are much cheaper than those in Silk Street. There are five floors selling various kinds of things. Basement: shoes, handbags and suitcases. Almost every people especially who are struggling to house big feet can find fitting shoes here. First floor: coats and jackets. Second floor: hiking

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Xiushui Silk Market

Xiushui Silk Market
Silk market(Xiushui Street) is replete with some of the finest silk products, as well as an amazing arrays of name-brand clothes, bags such as Reebok, Adidas, Gucci. But very few of these top labels are the real thing despite their uncanny resemblance. This is probably the reason that serious shoppers usually avoid this market but there is still a lot of interesting things to see and to do. The fun of the place may not come in searching for the perfect bag or best shirt, it comes in the haggling.

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Lihengtang Pearl Store

Lihengtang Pearl Store
Lihengtang Pearl Store is a state-owned enterprise with a business of the cultivation processes, manufactures and sales of pearls. Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces make China lead the fresh water pearl industry in the world. Various kinds of fresh water and sea pearls with different qualities are offered in Lihengtang Pearl Store. The Tahitian Black Pearl and Nanyang Golden pearl are their famous seawater pearls. It is an absolutely good chance to know how to cultivate the seeds in the live mussels

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Panjiayuan Market

Panjiayuan Market
Panjiayuan Market is an open-air holiday market selling old arts crafts. Over 4000 stalls offer abundant old merchandise including old books published during the Culture Revolution, Jade bracelet, ancient furniture, hand-made porcelains, calligraphy, paintings and Cultural Revolution propaganda posters. All the thing you can imagine and many thing you cant imagine are available. But most of things on the shelves are fake. Every weekend, millions of visitors come here looking for treasure.

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Liulichang Antiques Street

Liulichang Antiques Street
The Liulichang Culture Street, a few minutes' walk from the south of Hepingmen Subway Station is a great place for shopping in terms of both variety and atmosphere. The street is thought to have originated from Qing Dynasty, which is evidenced by the ancient wooden architecture lining either side of the street. Products sold here include jewelry, antiques, and ancient calligraphy and paintings. Enjoy the pleasure of bargaining when you decide to buy something.

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