Journey to the Burkina Faso for a vacation
Beautiful hiking tours in South Africa
Explore the most popular attractions in Guangzhou
Travel the breathtaking Bahrain
Silk Street Beijing –Why I Avoid this Place
Silk Street Beijing – I do not usually bad-mouth anyone or shops but Silk Street in Beijing is one of the rare few. The best part of all, Silk Street was built for foreigners like you and me.
Silk Street is a Mall selling almost everything and that includes counterfeit designers’ clothes Chinese artwork, designer leather bags, sportswear, kitchen appliances, electronic and lots more.
Where variety is concerned, I have no complaints about Silk Street.
So, what’s wrong with this place?
At the Silk Street (or Xiu shui Jie), the starting price is about US$ 60 for counterfeit Tommy Hilfiger Polo T-shirts. Of course, you can bargain them down by half or more (that is if you are good at bargaining), but it is still expensive buying fake goods compared to elsewhere in Beijing.
Do not be fooled by them.
They are FAKES and you will do much better buying them at Xidan Market (please read Beijing Shopping Guide). And you can probably get the same stuff for much less.
It is like a lion’s den for overseas shoppers!
Ask around if you do not believe me.
If you still want to go shopping there, go ahead.
Silk Street Location – Silk Street is located at 8 East Xiu Shui Street, Jian Guo Men Wai Da Jie. Anyway, it is east of Tiananmen Square.
- Beijing Culture Street – Liulichang Street of Chinese Culture
Beijing Culture Street – There are many shops selling antiques, curios and arts & crafts in Beij
- Beijing Flea Market – Pan Jia Yuan
Beijing Flea Market – I love shopping in Beijing! Besides getting my fave Paul Smith menswear (real
- Shopping in Beijing – Shopoholics Alert!
Shopping in Beijing – My wife loves shopping in Beijing (ok, basically everywhere!). She is probably
- Beijing Shopping Guide – Let’s Go Shop!
Beijing Shopping Guide – I am not the best person to talk about shopping. My wife is. So, here’s her
- Beijing Antiques Shops – Antiques at Gu Wan Cheng
Beijing Antiques Shops – There are many places to buy antiques in Beijing. However, I have heard too