Finding Flea Markets in Beijing

Panjiayuan Flea Market Beijing, Jakarta Vintage Luthfi Hasan

Finding flea markets has been my #1 thing to do in almost every city I visit. Including and especially in Beijing where the biggest flea market in Asia is located, that is Panjiayuan flea market. Here there are about 3,000 registered sellers waiting for you every weekend, offering anything and everything. From opium scales, old pipes, Mao and Buddha statues, paper lanterns, jades, ceramics, calligraphy, to painting and… oh the list is so long that I wonder: is there anything that they don’t sell. The big number of sellers and categories of stuff sold in Panjiayuan represents and reminds me of China as a country of many wonders. Yup, everything in this country deserves to be put in the record book. Time.com puts this flea market at #7 of things to do in Beijing, and tripadvisor.com ranks it at #18 as a shopping destination. For Jakarta Vintage, it’s obviously #1…well, no, maybe #2, after the Great Wall of China which is also a must visit. By the way, from this place I took home with me some Cultural Revolution memorabilia like plates and statues of Mao. So predictable, I know, but in my defense those items can hardly be found here in Jakarta or anywhere else outside China.

Panjiayuan Flea Market Beijing, Jakarta Vintage Luthfi Hasan

Panjiayuan Flea Market Beijing, Jakarta Vintage Luthfi Hasan

Panjiayuan Flea Market Beijing, Jakarta Vintage Luthfi Hasan

Panjiayuan Flea Market Beijing, Jakarta Vintage Luthfi Hasan

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Lilya 15 Apr 2013 Reply

    waaah, naksir kalung batu (?) warna turqois itu.

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