If your time in Beijing covers the weekend, why not head to Panjiayuan Antiques Market. With in excess of 3000 stalls, you can collect every type of holiday souvenir. Remember to bargain hard to secure the very best deals – it is expected. Chinese artifacts including pottery and art can be sought here.

Panjiayuan Market is seven kilometres south east of the Forbidden City

Add: 100m west of the Panjiayuan Bridge at the East Third Ring Road