Panjiayuan Antique Market
This one’s an oldie, but a goodie; Panjiayuan Flea Market is one of those “can’t miss” places. It’s the biggest and most famous of all the antique markets in China, spanning 48,500 square metres (522,000 square feet) with more than 3,000 antique dealers. You can find pretty much anything here, including elegant calligraphy brushes, painted porcelain vases, jade jewellery, carved stone figurines and intricately designed wooden furniture. At some stalls, you’ll even be able to find antique opium scales and old-school propaganda posters and books. You can spend an entire day perusing the endless rows of crafts, collectables and other Chinese treasures.