There are over 20 bicycle rental shops in Beijing belonging to this company. This one is just at Exit B of the Gulou underground station and is conveniently situated to explore the Houhai and Qianhai lakes. You pay 20 yuan for a day or 70 yuan for a week but you have to give a cash deposit of 400 yuan (for a day) or 500 yuan (for a week). You will also be asked for your passport.
Hongqiau Pearl Market. THE place to go if you are shopping for pearls (but you will find clothing, digital equipment and suitcases as well). This place is much less intimidating than the Silk Street bazaar, where the salespeople can be very aggressive. It's near the underground station at Tiantan (Line 5) so you can combine it with a visit to the Temple of Heaven. Next page
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