After a strenuous walking along Tian’anmen Square, we took a taxi going to Silk Market. It is a newly built 6-story building that has everything. But be wary of the bargaining system here, for they mark-up the price 6X from the original price and these are cheap knock-off items.
The Silk market looks like stores in Divisoria but a better version. It’s bright, spacious, and clean. The mall is arranged & organized like in Basement 2: you’ll find the Food court. Basement 1: A supermarket, bags & suitcases, shoes and leather goods. F1: Men's clothing, F2: Ladies' fashion. F3: Tailor shop, bedding and carpet. F4: Jewelry and other accessories F5: Jewelries. F6 & F7: restaurants and a pharmacy.
This is the market that I like most in Beijing because of the nice China souvenir shirts. We came across a stall selling a shirt for RMB150 (Php 1,050.00). I was stunned. So, we bargained for the best price until they gave it to us for RMB25 (PhP 175.00). Imagine, the huge price disparity.
On the ground floor, luckily, we found a stall selling the same shirts. To make the story short, the haggling was a whole lot easier. It took us only seconds. The saleslady gave the shirts from RMB 100 to RMB 20 only. Cool!
Adults Souvenir T-shirts were available in XL, large and medium sizes only. Medium was the smallest size (too big for me). So, I opted for the Kid's biggest size t-shirts. hehehe… Some fits me well especially the black and red colors. I really love it. But the rest of the colors were too small.
I saw a relatively large number of parked bicycles near the market, like this one...
Heck of a day. I collapsed into my hotel room at 9:00pm. And my legs wrenched in torturous way after a whole day of strenuous walking.
Next day itineraries… Lunch, Tour at Tian’anmen Square (went there for the second time), Forbidden City, Peking Duck Dinner at the Original Quanjude Restaurant and after dinner, watch Kung-Fu Show.