Hóngqiáo (Pearl) Market
Animal Killing Pavilion
Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests
The daily show here is The Legend of Kung Fu and it follows one boy’s journey to becoming a warrior monk. Slick, high-energy fight...
If you’re looking for a place to rest your legs after shopping or sightseeing in the area, then retreat to the 2nd floor of this cafe...
Hóngqiáo (Pearl) Market information
Lonely Planet review
Besides a cosmos of clutter (shoes, clothing, electronics and lots and lots of handbags), Hóngqiáo is home to more pearls than the South Sea. The range is huge (freshwater, seawater, white and black pearls) and prices vary incredibly depending on quality. The 3rd floor has the cheaper ones, mostly sourced from Zhèjiāng province, as well as standard jewellery. The better-quality, pricier pearls can be found on the far more hushed 4th and 5th floors, where there’s a roof terrace that offers an excellent view of the Temple of Heaven. Prices are generally high, while the vendors, who all speak some English, are canny bargainers. If you have kids in tow, don’t miss Toys City in the building behind, stuffed to the gills with soft toys, cars, model kits, Wii sets, PlayStations and computer games.