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Suzhou Pearl Market Tour

This sprawling market in the outskirts of the city is widely acknowledged as the largest market in China for freshwater pearls.

This sprawling market in the outskirts of the city is widely acknowledged as the largest market in China for freshwater pearls.

 

Suzhou is quite the destination when it comes to shopping for pearls. In China, it doesn’t take too long before you realize that pearl vendors are ubiquitous, particularly around famous city attractions.

 

There are several buildings spread out over the market, and together they house hundreds of small booths that represent different companies who make their business in pearls.

 

Prices are extremely low. In fact, they are so low that they will not bargain. You’ll find pearls of all shapes and sizes at the market, and if you like, you can even ask the vendors to custom make some pearl accessories for you. 

 

Today, we will meet the best vendor at the market who will teach us about the different quality of pearls, and learn how to tell if the pearls on sale are “fake.” Apart from the market trip, we will also see and learn about the process of pearl harvesting at the nearby farm.  

Price: RMB3300 for up to 2 people

RMB500 per additional person

(Including guide fee, entrance fee and transport)  

For a group of more than 10 people, please contact us for larger group offer

 

Program is 9hrs. Guide will meet you at your hotel. Kindly note, food cost is not included in this price (these costs are usually minimal), it makes the tour more flexible and you can get the chance to try different kind of genuine Chinese food. Our guides are always happy to recommend. Note that the guide will join you for meals and we ask that you pay for the guide. 

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