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Shopping - Rugs

Beijing Yihong Carpet Factory

Women's Carpet Cooperative. This back-alley showroom is managed by women from a state-owned carpet factory. You'll find stacks of dusty rugs from Mongolia, Xinjiang, and Tibet. Although it's primarily an outlet for old rugs, new items are on sale as well, and copies of old designs can be made to order, usually within weeks. Cleaning and repairs are free.

Address: 35 Juzhang Hutong, Chongwen District

Gangchen Carpet of Tibet

This shop in the Kempinski Hotel is the best place to buy new, high-quality, hand-made Tibetan rugs in Beijing. You'll find traditional and modern designs, and the rugs are made according to traditional Tibetan techniques with highland wool, handspun yarn, and hand-dyeing.

Address: Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liang Ma Qiao Lu, Chaoyang District