Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

Panjiayuan Market in Beijing

Francie and I were able to go back to the Panjiayuan market on Sunday. I have to say that this market in Beijing is my favorite market in Asia. It really is geared to the Chinese shopper but you see 20 or so westerners there as well. The prices are reasonable and everyone is friendly-not too aggressive.

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You can buy anything here such as art, vases, furniture, propaganda posters, victrolas, scrolls, and the list goes on–in addition things are cheap. For the most part when they named a price I would think ‘oh, I can pay that’ and then begin bargaining. There is also a range of established sellers and people who just lay out a blanket with items for sale.

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Chinese scrolls

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This antique Victrola had the starting price of $333

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July 18, 2007 - Posted by | Beijing, China, Urban

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