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Half Day Beijing Panjiayuan Antiques Market Discovery Tour

From $55 per person
Half Day Beijing Panjiayuan Antiques Market Discovery Tour
  • Half Day Beijing Panjiayuan Antiques Market Discovery Tour
  • Half Day Beijing Panjiayuan Antiques Market Discovery Tour
  • Half Day Beijing Panjiayuan Antiques Market Discovery Tour
  • Half Day Beijing Panjiayuan Antiques Market Discovery Tour
  • Half Day Beijing Panjiayuan Antiques Market Discovery Tour
  • Half Day Beijing Panjiayuan Antiques Market Discovery Tour

Tour Style:
A half day Beijing trip for you to discover the Beijing local antiques market, take you go around the most inexpensive antiques market-Pianjiayuan Antique Market in Beijing, attracting foreign and domestic tourists. Walking around the market, you can find the most complete, cheapest and most popular market selling second hand goods and curios in China and enjoy a bargain shopping here with help of your English-speaking guide.

Duration: 4-5 Hours

Attractions(Cities):
Panjiayuan Antiques Market,Wangfujing Street

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Beijing, train station or Airport

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Beijing, train station or Airport

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

Payment Types:
Cash,Wire,Paypal,WesternUnion,Wechat,Alipay,Bank transfer

Available: Daily

Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Panjiayuan Antique Market
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Pick up service is arranged at your hotel lobby in downtown Beijing or Beijing train station. Our professional guide and driver from "Your Way Holiday" will meet you with a welcoming signage "Your Way Holiday". They will ensure a smooth and comfortable start to your tour. Our "travel like a local" philosophy ensures you experience Beijing authentically and intimately. The half-day Panjiayuan Antiques Market Tour includes the following activities:

Your Way Holiday

First, drive you to Panjiayuan Antiques Market, Panjiayuan Antiques Market situated west of Panjiayuan Bridge and south of the East Third Ring Road, the Panjiayuan Antiques Market is very accessible. The market deals mainly in antiques and arts and crafts. It also has the reputation of being the most inexpensive antiques market in Beijing, attracting foreign and domestic tourists.Secondhand goods, arts and crafts and antiquities are the main transactions in the market. Also on offer are antique furniture imitations, what is known to the Chinese as the "Four Treasures of the Study" (writing brush, ink stick, paper and ink slab), old books and paintings, agate, jadeite, ceramics, ancient Chinese and foreign coins, bamboo and animal bone sculptures, leather puppets for shadow play and a wide range of Chinese opera masks.

Panjiayuan Antiques MarketPanjiayuan Antiques Market

The market is divided into five parts:

Delve into the vibrant atmosphere of one of the most famous and largest antique markets in China, the Panjiayuan Antiques Market. Our expert guide will lead you through the market's five distinct sections, offering deep insights into the traditional Chinese artifacts, from vintage furniture and pottery to calligraphy and paintings. With our guide's expertise and local knowledge, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the market's highlights and unique offerings.

Our journey begins in the Buddhism Statues Area, located in the western part of the Panjiayuan Antiques Market. This open-air section is where large stone sculptures, intricately carved and steeped in history, are sold directly from trucks. Our expert guide from "Your Way Holiday" will provide detailed explanations about the religious and cultural significance of these impressive statues, enriching your understanding of their historical and artistic value. They will share stories about the craftsmanship behind each piece, highlighting the skills passed down through generations and the enduring spiritual meanings embedded within them.

Buddhism Statues AreaBuddhism Statues Area

Next, we move to the Antique Furniture Area, situated adjacent to the Buddhism Statues Area within the Panjiayuan Antiques Market. This two-storied building is a treasure trove showcasing an extensive collection of traditional Chinese furniture and artifacts from the Cultural Revolution era. Our knowledgeable guide from "Your Way Holiday" will accompany you through this section, sharing captivating stories about the origins and historical context of these beautifully crafted pieces. As you explore the intricate designs and craftsmanship of the furniture, our guide will highlight their significance in Chinese heritage. You'll learn about the styles and materials used, as well as the cultural symbolism embedded in each piece. Whether discussing the elegant Ming-style chairs or the utilitarian items from the Cultural Revolution period, our guide's expertise will provide you with a deeper appreciation for the artistic and historical value of these artifacts.

Antique Furniture AreaAntique Furniture Area

In the "High-rank" Antique Store Area, found in the north and east sections of the market, you'll discover the highest-class antiques and exquisite, expensive handicrafts. Our guide will help you navigate these premium treasures, offering insights into their value, craftsmanship, and the intricate details that make each piece unique. Learn how to distinguish genuine antiques from replicas and understand the historical importance of these items. ur guide's insights into the value, craftsmanship, and intricate details of each piece will enhance your understanding and appreciation. You'll learn valuable tips on how to distinguish genuine antiques from replicas, gaining a deeper insight into the historical importance and cultural significance of these items. Whether discussing rare porcelain, ancient jade artifacts, or intricately carved woodwork, our guide's passion for Chinese heritage will ensure you uncover the stories and craftsmanship behind each valuable find.

High-rank Antique Store AreaHigh-rank Antique Store Area

As we proceed to the Books and Scrolls Area, located in a narrow lane in the southern part of the Panjiayuan Antiques Market, you'll enter a captivating realm cherished by book lovers and history enthusiasts alike. This section is renowned for its collection of rare literary gems and ancient scrolls, carefully preserved and presented by knowledgeable vendors. Here, with the guidance of our expert from "Your Way Holiday," you'll gain a profound understanding of the historical and cultural significance embedded within these literary treasures. From classical Confucian texts to exquisite Ming dynasty manuscripts, each artifact offers a window into China's rich literary heritage and intellectual traditions. Our guide's passion for Chinese culture will illuminate the stories behind these artifacts, enriching your appreciation for their enduring value.

Books and Scrolls AreaBooks and Scrolls Area

The tour culminates in the Middle Area, the vast semi-covered section that forms the main part of the market, open only on weekends. This bustling section is filled with a diverse array of items, from trinkets to collectibles. Our guide will ensure you explore the vibrant stalls effectively, providing tips on finding hidden treasures and engaging with local vendors. You'll experience the lively atmosphere of the market, with its myriad of sounds, sights, and smells, capturing the essence of Beijing's local culture. As you wander through this lively marketplace, you'll immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere, where the air is filled with the aroma of street food, the sounds of bargaining, and the sights of vibrant displays. Our guide will be by your side, providing insights into the market's history and its role in preserving and showcasing Beijing's cultural heritage.

Middle AreaMiddle Area

And then, continue our tour to Wangfujing Street. Located in the eastern-central side of the city and can be accessed via subway line 1 (red line) just past Tian'anmen Square East. This stretch of walking street is off limits to cars and has everything you need within walking distance. This seems to be the most Westernized part of the city with everything from McDonalds, to KFC lining the walkway and plenty of souvenir shops to be found here too. Probably the best part of Wangfujing is the area around the pedestrian area, specifically Snack Street.

Wangfujing StreetWangfujing Street

Throughout the tour, our guide will facilitate interactive sessions with local vendors and artisans, who will share stories and techniques behind their crafts. Learn how to identify authentic antiques and understand the bargaining culture of the market, with our guide assisting you in these interactions to ensure a rich and fulfilling experience. You'll gain valuable insights into the art of identifying authentic antiques amidst a sea of offerings, learning to distinguish craftsmanship and historical significance. Our guide will provide guidance on navigating the bargaining culture, ensuring you understand local customs and get the most out of your interactions.

Wangfujing StreetWangfujing Street

In addition to these highlights, our guide will share cultural and historical insights about the market and the significance of various antiques, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of Chinese heritage. You'll also have some free time for personal exploration, where you can take photos, ask questions, or shop for unique souvenirs. Our guide will be available to assist and provide recommendations during this time, ensuring you get the most out of your visit. Lastly, experience the local flavors by trying some of the popular snacks and delicacies available at the market. Our guide will recommend the best treats to try, ensuring you get a taste of authentic Beijing cuisine.

As your exploration of the Panjiayuan Antiques Market draws to a close, you'll depart with a wealth of knowledge and cherished memories, thanks to the expert guidance of our dedicated team from "Your Way Holiday." From marveling at ancient Buddhist statues to uncovering rare literary treasures and navigating bustling stalls filled with cultural artifacts, every moment has been a journey through Beijing's rich history and vibrant local culture.

Optional Activities

In order to make sure you see more of the grand capital of Beijing than just the normal sightseeing places, we've concocted a selection of various unique and interesting optional activities for you, including the local life experience, cultural performances, Chinese art leaning and more. You will definitely get a deep understanding of Beijing through these activities, you can choose the following optional activities according to your interests.

Beijing Hutong Breakfast Experience    

Wake up early and join us for a local breakfast instead of eating in your hotel, we sample the most authentic and delicious breakfast hiding in plain sight once you get off the crowded roads and into the backstreets. The meandering hutong alleyways bustle with local neighborhood life and delicious food, especially in the morning.

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Hutong Home Visiting & Rickshaw Experience  
If you are interested in China’s culture and local Beijinger’s life style, you could come to Hutong area. We will arrange home visiting for you where you can learn about the local Beijing lifestyle. In Hutong area you could still see what the old Beijing looks like. You maybe like to walk with dogs in your country, but in Beijing, the local Beijingers like to walk with birds. What's more, a trip through the Hutongs gave you a glimpse of Chinese traditional life, one of the most fun ways to see this is with a rickshaw ride.

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Flag-rasing Ceremony Wacthing at Tiananmen Sqaure    
Get up early to watch the flag-rasing ceremony live at Tian'anmen Square is a dream shared by most Chinese, it’s worth watching. Chinese people gather around liking making a pilgrimage to watch the five-star red flag rises with the Sun at the same time and to express their love of country. You’ll be touch by the sacred atmosphere. The ceremony lasts around 3 minutes but is hugely popular.

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Price Includes

1. Cozy Ride: Enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of our air-conditioned car, offering scenic views.
2. Bilingual Expert Guide: Benefit from a personalized experience with a guide fluent in your language, catering to your needs.
3. Entrance Fees: Access to all attractions and activities mentioned in the itinerary.
4. Seamless Transfer: Enhance your experience with convenient hotel or train station pickup and drop-off service.
5. Connect Seamlessly: Stay connected with complimentary onboard WiFi, allowing you to share your experiences in real-time.
6. Complimentary Water: Receive a bottle of water for each person.


Price Excludes

1. Personal Expenses: This includes phone bills, laundry, additional tours, postage, and any entertainment fees not covered in the itinerary.
2. Meals: While meals are not included, our guide will recommend the best local food spots, giving you the chance to explore and choose based on your preferences. (Average cost per person for a regular meal at local eateries: 40RMB/6USD-80RMB/12USD)
3. Tips: Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for excellent service. If you feel satisfied with the service, you may consider leaving a tip.
4. Insurance: Insurance coverage for personal loss, illness, or damages incurred during your trip is not included.
5. Optional Activities: Any optional activities listed in the itinerary are not covered by the tour fees.


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