After I wrote about two popular flower markets, it was brought to my attention that the Lai Tai market was closed. I had just been there at Christmas and was very surprised to hear the news. Things move fast in Beijing and gossip is quick. It is true that all the whole sale markets will close because of a new city policy, but this will happen very slowly. The government will tell vendors that the market will close one or two years in advance so they can relocate themselves. This post is meant to be a list of remaining markets in Beijing. Start making your rounds and get name cards from your favorite vendors so when they disappear you have their information. Due to Chinese New Year a lot of markets look closed but will be back after the holidays.
Lai Tai Flower Market is closed for renovations and will open back up in April. Some of the vendors have moved to the 3rd floor of the building and to lady street. Not a trip worthy but if you live local a good chance to support the vendors.
Liang Ma Flower Market is up and shows no signs of closing or renovating.
Muxiyuan Fabric Market is open and a lot of stalls are still there – definitely worth a trip.
Tianyi Market has been notified that they are closing, but are not yet closed.
The Zoo Market, an area of markets near the zoo has been closing for 3 years. Of the 13 markets eight markets have been cleared and five markets are left.
Bainaohui Computer Market has two markets one has been closed but the other part across the street is still there.
Lady Street Clothing Market is partially closed for renovations.
Hongqiao Pearl Market is still open but some parts are closed.
Panjiayuan Antique Market is still open every Saturday and Sunday.
Xiushui Silk Market is open as usual
Sanlitun Yashou Market has been closed.
Pauline van Hasselt has been working for beijingkids since October 2016. Born in Wassenaar, The Netherlands, she moved with her husband and her 3 year-old daughter to Beijing in June of this year. Prior she lived in the Netherlands, Belgium, Paraguay, Texas, and London, studying and working as a chef. Pauline enjoys biking around Beijing, finding markets and new restaurants, reading crime and fantasy books in bed, and most importantly, turning her house into a home for her family.