Jianguo Holiday Flower and Jade Market
At the flower market, you’ll find an astounding variety, and nearly all the 200 stalls specialize in something different, like bonsai, cacti, succulents, orchids and seeds. Prices are low and everything is very fresh; many locals come here to purchase fresh blooms to brighten up their homes for the holidays.
The jade market sells more than just jade. You’ll find tables lined with pearls, gemstones, charms, loose beads and ready-made jewelry for sale. Expect to bargain, and if you’re planning to buy any high-quality jade pieces to take home, know what to look for before you show up. Set aside two to three hours to explore the markets, as they both get very crowded on the weekends and have a lot to see (and buy).