Shopping malls in Beijing.
This is an upscale store selling mainly imported goods. Prices are astronomical but the venue is elegant and tastefully decorated. In short, it is very Westernized, but highly overrated.
The Pan Jia Yuan Folk Culture Market is China's largest market for antiques and arts and craft items.
This is a relatively expensive department store that generally sells quality goods.
Beijings oldest shopping district is reminiscent of the former glory of commercial hutongs-ancient alleyways specialising in one particular trade. Clothes, books, silk, herbal medicine and good food.
This store is located in the Dong Si area, one of the capital's major commercial districts. It was originally a textiles wholesale shop and today still has a reputation for quality textiles.
This is yet another enormous elegant department store in the heart of the city. As always with this chain, Beijing Sogo guns to be at the top end of department store rankings.
Overwhelmingly huge, this shopping center is right in the heart of one of the busiest commercial areas of Beijing. Six levels and a basement housing a Starbucks make up this complex.
Wang Fu Jing Avenue, or the "walking street", is lined with shops selling everything from women's fashions to eyeglasses and Chinese tea. There are several shopping centres lining the street.
The building itself is a large warehouse, inside of which are three main sections. On the left you can find everything from shampoo to tea sets all sorted neatly into aisles.
This old building, usually filled with a chaotic mass of customers, is fun to explore.
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