Shopping Opportunities Expand in Beijing with The China Guide

Jun 10, 2010, 05:30 ET from The China Guide

BEIJING, June 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The China Guide ( ), a trendy Beijing-based travel company, describes Beijing's Eyeglass Market as four floors of overflowing frames and sunglasses having everything from classic shapes to wild designs. The China Guide is recommending the Eyeglass Market to all visitors as a unique addition to the usual shopping markets. The travel company is offering shopping tours to help guests get what they are looking for at good local markets including this massive eyeglass haven.

Frames and lenses are expensive purchases in the West but Beijing's Eyeglass Market provides a cheap solution for shoppers with prices for basic frames starting very low, around $15. Lenses are also a bargain with different qualities available at a variety of price points. "The Eyeglass Market is sort of off the radar for Beijing shopping, often travelers have not heard of it," says Judy Huang, Travel Manager of The China Guide. "With prices for glasses quite high in the West, travelers can purchase here in Beijing and be able to get a couple of great pairs for the price of one at home. And the best price is they are ready in about half an hour." Shoppers can bring their prescription with them or get a free exam from one of the many technicians, keeping it hassle free.

"As the Eyeglass Market is more of a local market, visitors will need the assistance of an English speaking guide to translate and bargain. Choosing our shopping tour or adding the glasses market into the itinerary will help travelers with this," adds Huang.

The China Guide is offering shopping tours in Beijing for travelers who want to pick up special items and visit the less-touristy local markets, such as the Eyeglass Market. They will provide a private English speaking guide to help with shopping and bargaining as well as transportation. Trips to shopping markets can be combined with Beijing's historical sights and a stop for lunch at a recommended local restaurant. The China Guide's tours are flexible and customizable.

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The China Guide

The China Guide, , is a Beijing based travel agency, American owned and operated. Specializing in western-style service and quality with hassle free web bookings, they work with clients to customize tours that match their travel style. Operating only in China, they have up to date knowledge and offer exciting experiences for travelers including their famous Sleep on the Great Wall tour. The China Guide avoids the common factory shopping stops that are not reflective of the true China.

SOURCE The China Guide