Antiques Hunting Tour (Self Guided), Beijing

While enjoying the city, make sure to check out our amazing tour, comprised of handpicked antique markets, filled with original, rare and beautiful items. Discover both the work of local craftsmen and articles that traveled from other countries and cultures.
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Guide Name: Antiques Hunting Tour
Guide Location: China » Beijing (See other walking tours in Beijing)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 4
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Author: alexei
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Chengtian Antique City

1) Chengtian Antique City

Situated in the Chaoyang district of Beijing, just east of Shilihe Bridge, Chengtian Antique City is an antique trade center specializing in Chinese antiques and artworks. Chengtian Antique City has a space of over 30,000 square meters spread on four floors, where one can find antique furniture, bronzes, porcelain, jewelry, jades, ivory, paintings, clocks, coins and many more. Chengtian Antique City has an auction hall, and from time to time organizes exhibitions, auctions and lectures on Chinese antiques and traditional art.

Operation Hours daily: 9 am - 6 pm
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Tianya Antique City

2) Tianya Antique City

Situated in the vicinity of the Panjiayuan Antique Market in the Chaoyang district of Beijing, Tianya Antique City is an antique mall that offers high-end antiques. Featuring 11 floors and a 50,000 square meters space, Tianya Antique City carries a very extensive assortment of jades, emeralds, calligraphy works, oil paintings, various relics, reproductions and many more. Tianya Antique City also adopts strict control measures to ensure the authenticity and value of its artifacts. Across the road is located Beijing Curio City, city's first antique mall.

Operation Hours daily: 10 am - 7 pm
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Beijing Curio City

3) Beijing Curio City

Located at 21 East Third Ring Road in the Chaoyang District, Beijing Curio City, also known as Beijing Antique City, is Asia's biggest arts and crafts trading centre, hosting more than 250 shops under its roof. The Beijing Curio City features 4 floors filled with antique pottery, carvings, jades, furniture, carpets, jewelry, timepieces and other interesting finds. Opened in 1995, the centre is China's first antique market that is supervised by Beijing Cultural Relics Bureau, that guarantes the genuineness of the product. Every January, May and October, the Beijing Curio City organizes the Folk Culture Festival Auction week, as well as a variety of exhibitions, seminars, auctions and other entertaining activities. Just across the road there is another popular antique mall - Tianya Antique City.

Operation Hours Daily, 9 am - 5 pm
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Panjiayuan Flea Market

4) Panjiayuan Flea Market

What to buy here: Beijing Palace Lantern | Chinese calligraphy wall scrolls | Chinese ceramics | Chinese chop | Chinese Jade | Chinese jewelry | Lord Rabbit figurines | “Inside Painted” Snuff bottles |

Snuff bottles were small bottles used for carrying powdered tobacco during the Qing Dynasty. After the establishment of the Republic of China, snuff bottles were no longer produced. Snuff bottles were usually made of glass, but they could also be made of different other materials such as porcelain, ivory, jade, tortoiseshell, wood, metal and ceramic. The bottles could be simple and others beautifully decorated, the most prized being the bottles painted on the inside surface of the glass. Nowadays replicas of snuff bottles are produced and available at most souvenir shops and museum gift shops. Original Qing Dynasty snuff bottles may also be found, but they are rare and very expensive. Replica “inside painted” snuff bottles can be bought at prices ranging from $50 to $140, maybe more, depending on the material used.

Operation hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30-18:00; Saturday-Sunday: 4:30-18:00

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