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Panjiayuan Antiques Market is an interesting travel spot in Beijing. It situated in the west of Panjiayuan Bridge and the south of the East Third Ring Road. The convenient transportation makes it very accessible. The market deals mainly in antiques and arts and crafts. It has gained the reputation of being the most inexpensive antiques market in Beijing, attracting tourists home and abroad. This market is really a wonderful place for everyone to sightsee, window-shop or buy collectors' items. Even Hilary Clinton has famously shopped there. With many stalls selling similar items, it is a great place for people to bargain. The market covers an area of 4.85 hectares of land and accommodates over 3,000 stalls. It is the largest antiques market of its kind both in China and Asia. The market is divided into six main areas. The Western part of the market is an open-air area where

large stone sculptures are sold out of trucks and next to this sculptures section is a two-story building that houses modern and traditional furniture.The huge middle section is a partly covered area that forms the main part of the market and is only open during weekends. The southernmost part is a narrow lane where secondhand books and ancient scrolls are sold and cheaper, less authentic versions of the same items can be found in some of the other stalls.In the eastern part of the market in a big yard a selection of other ancient arts and artifacts can be found. Highest-class antiques and more exquisite and expensive handicrafts are sold in small indoor stores which surround the market in north and east. Stalls in its semi-covered area of the middle area have been divided into four zones according to their items for sale. The southeastern portion is called Zone One by Panjiayuan's

veteran patrons. A wide range of Chinese paintings, calligraphic works as well as beads and jade is sold here. Although the paintings and calligraphic works are usually handmade, they are mass-produced and should not be very expensive. It used to be a weekend-only market. After some refurbishment work, it is now open for business seven days a week. But Saturdays and Sundays are still the best days to go. The main transactions in the market are secondhand goods, arts and craft, and antiquities. It also offer other items like: Antique furniture imitations, old books and paintings, agate, jade, ceramics, ancient Chinese leather puppets for shadow play, a wide range of Chinese opera masks. Here are some guide information for your tour to Panjiayuan Antiques Market: Address: West of Panjiayuan Bridge and the south of the East Third Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing. Admission Fee: free,  Openning Hours: 08:30-16:30,  Contact Number: 86- 10-67741869

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Name:Is the antique in Panjiayuan real? Reply

I’m fancy of Chinese culture and want to buy some Chinese antiques. My friends recomemd Panjiayuan Antique Market. I wanna know are thoes real in Panjiayuan? Can I take it abroad if I buy something? Oh, and what if I want to refund?

Name:Suggestions to Panjiayuan antique market

China has a history of thousands of years with a complex variety of antiques. Panjiayuan is currently the largest antique market in Beijing, but it’s had to distinguish true or false in antique market. If you want to buy genuine antiques, it’s better to consult experts, including those antiques can’t be taken out of China. Panjiayuan antique market not only sells expensive antiques in the stores but also various handicrafts that you can choose in the outdoor booths and stands. The busiest time in Panjiayuan antique market is weekends, Saturday and Sunday. Usually you can’t refund the antiques, especially in Panjiayuan. So please think twice before you buy it.