The New Silk Alley Market is a popular shopping center situated in the Chaoyang district of Beijing. It’s sprawled across seven levels packed with tightly filled aisles of shops that accommodate more than 1,700 vendors, selling everything from traditional silk items and antiques to electronics and counterfeit designer brands.
It’s estimated that the New Silk Alley Market attracts around 20,000 visitors every week day, and anywhere upwards of 50,000 visitors on the weekends. In addition to a wide variety of silk products, this is where tourists and locals come to haggle fiercely for clothes, shoes, hats, handbags, belts, watches, and electronics, along with more traditional items such as handicrafts, antiques, paintings, trinkets, and jewelry.
Visitors should note that haggling is expected at the New Silk Alley Market; the vendors are not only used to driving a hard bargain, they’re incredibly good at it!
The Silk Street Alley Market is located at Yong'anli, just west of the China World Trade Center. It is directly accessible via a tunnel from Yong'anli Station on line 1 of Beijing’s subway system.