Street Markets in Hong Kong

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Indulging Hong Kong Street Markets

Hong Kong is a Shopper's Paradise, and to be void of street shopping would be missing out on a vital character when it comes to shopping. We have listed some of the best street markets in Hong Kong, every shopaholic ought to check out!

Here is the list of 21 Street Markets in Hong Kong

1. Temple Street Night Market

Surrounding the Tin Hau temple, the Temple Street Night Market is one of the busiest flea markets in Hong Kong. Also popularly known as "Men's Market" (because of the cheap variety of men's fashion on sale), it sells Chinese paraphernalia and souvenirs along with delicious street food. Temple Street Night Market is most famous for the shopping of tea ware and antiques.

2. Stanley Market

Stanley Market is situated in Stanley New Street, Island South, Hong Kong Island. With everything available from clothing to small electronic items, Stanley Market pays homage to the traditional system of an open air street market place.

3. Jade Market

Located at Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon, Jade Market is a covered market in Hong Kong with a multiplicity of stalls selling various kinds of jades, pearls and other valuable stones in different sizes and shapes. Jades hold a good business in Hong Kong since they are a symbol of purity and are believed to bring good luck and fortune. Jade Market is filled with all types of jade ornaments ranging from pendants and bracelets to rings and earrings.

4. Fa Yuen Street Market

An absolute and undisputed shoe haven, the Fa Yuen Street Market, more infamously called the home for ‘Sneaker Street’, is situated at the Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kok between Dundas and Boundary Street of Hong Kong. It is simply a fun and lively street market full of interesting products, endless types of exotic and eccentric shoes that are equal parts flamboyant and cool, affordable clothing, and miscellaneous electronics.

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5. Hong Kong Flower Market

The Hong Kong Flower Market located in the Kowloon area of Mong Kok is an open-air bustling market and one stop destination for everything floral and gardening - cut blooms, potted plants, bulbs and seeds. Also known as Mong Kok Flower Market, this is Hong Kong’s premier horticulture destination where there are over dozens of stalls and shops selling in wholesale as well as retail prices and quantities.

6. Tung Choi Street

Located amidst the most vibrant streets of Mong Kok, Tung Choi Street serves as a hub for shopping low priced products, general merchandise, pet supplies, affordable decorative plants and a wide variety water faunae’s especially the Goldfishes. The Tung Choi Street also famed as the “Gold Fish Market” among the locals, is tucked in between the Sai Yeung Choi Street and the Yuen Street in Mong Kok of Kowloon district in Hong Kong.

7. Hong Kong Bird Market

The Hong Kong Bird Market, also known as Yuen Po Street Bird Market, is one of the most popular street markets of Hong Kong. Also known as the Bird Garden, it is a Chinese style market lined with stalls selling songbirds and pet birds and is visited by tourists to experience the local life and culture.

8. Ladies Market

Ladies’ Market is located in Tung Choi Street in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong. It is famous for its inexpensive cosmetics, accessories and clothing. Despite its name, the market offers a variety of men’s clothing besides home furnishings, knick-knacks and electronic gadgets. You could also stop for a bite at the food stalls and fruit and produce stands.

9. Apliu Street

Apliu street lies in Sham Shui Po, Kowloon. It is a paradise for technophiles who can find new and second hand digital and electronic goods here at a bargain price. From power tools like vacuum cleaners to accessories like phone cases, the market offers everything a geek would want. The market also has a section dedicated to woven and knitted fabrics.

10. Lascar Row

Lascar Row, also known as Cat Street, is an area between Hollywood Road and Queen’s Road Central in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.It is an antique and junk market with Chinese relics and their reproductions. Antiquarians will find relics like ancient coins, stamps, copper mirrors and movie posters, among others. The market is a short distance from Sheung Wan metro station.

11. Hollywood Road

Hollywood Road, also called Antique Street, is a street between Central and Sheung Wan in Hong Kong. It is filled with antiques’ shops selling curios like maps, Chinese pottery and trinkets such as carpets and jade. The street is renowned for art galleries like Connoisseur Art Gallery, Asia Art Archive and many others. Shoppers can also enjoy the murals on its walls.

12. Seafood Street Market

Seafood Street Market is located in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Black moss, dried snakeskin, dried sausage and dried scallop- you get everything here. This market of about 200 shops is important for locals as seafood is an integral part of Chinese food and traditional tonics. Some shops also sell preserved meats, dried mushrooms and medicine products such as ginkgo seeds and yellow fungus.

13. Tai Yuen Street

Tai Yuen Street Market lies in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. The street has many classic toy shops and is thus named toy street. For many adults, a walk through this street brings back a flood of childhood memories. From anime figures, bottles of bubbles, kids stationery, vintage lego sets to character toys from Marvel, Barbie and others, it has everything a child can wish for.

14. Chop Alley

Chop Alley, also known as Man Wa Lane, lies in Sheung Wan near Central in Hong Kong. The lane, whose second name means Chinese Cultural lane, is lined with shops of chop-makers. These chop-makers engrave characters of ancient and modern Chinese scripts and sometimes foreign scripts onto jade, wood, cow bone and crystal. Even paintings are carved onto these objects. Due to the decreasing popularity of traditional seals, some shops have also started printing name cards and mass-producing rubber seals.

15. Kowloon City Wet Market

Kowloon City Wet Market, one of the best-wet markets in the world and one of the biggest in Hong Kong, lies on 100 Nga Tsin Wai Road in Kowloon City. Famous celebrities like food critic Chua Lam have endorsed the quality of vendors here. The market offers exotic fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat and dry goods. The unit of measurement followed in these markets is catty, which is half a kilo. The first two levels of this market are dedicated to the wet market while the top is occupied by food outlets.

16. Shanghai Street

Shanghai Street lies in Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon. The street begins from the south at Austin Road and terminates in the north at Lai Chi Kok Road. It is popular for its affordable kitchenware-blenders, mixers, pots, pans, cutlery, baking tins and moulds and so much more. One can also find traditional kitchenware like thick chopping boards and bamboo steaming baskets.

17. Granville Road

Granville Road lies in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Kowloon, Hong Kong. Cosmetic brands like Innisfree and factory outlets of the likes of Bossini are quite popular. Rise Shopping Arcade and The ONE are shopping complexes which offer a variety of clothing from brands like Adidas as well as independent designs labels from Hong Kong like Izzue. The market also offers second-hand products and Korean fashion clothing.

18. Chun Yeung Street Wet Market

Chun Yeung Street Wet Market is located in North Point, Hong Kong Island. It is a narrow street packed with stalls selling vegetables, fruits, meat and seafood. One can see buyers negotiating prices with the stall owners. Cheung Yeung Street is an old-style market place which refuses to bow down to the competition from supermarkets. A tramline runs through the middle of this market.

19. Gough Street

Gough Street lies on Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. It is also informally known as NoHo, meaning North of Hollywood Road. It is filled with eateries like Da Ma, Gingko House, Oddies and Kau Kee and clothing and accessory stores like Timothy Oulton and Marco Visconti. Besides these, it has a variety of places to shop from- a flower shop, Florist, home decor stores like Homeless and jewellery shop, Kimlai.

20. Ko Shing Street

Ko Shing Street lies in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. This market is the hub of ancient Chinese medicine trade. These herbal remedies are a trusted form of medication for healing and were developed over 5,000 years ago. Dried seafood, which is an important ingredient in Chinese health foods, is also sold here.

21. Golden Shopping Arcade

The Golden Shopping Arcade lies in Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong. The Golden Computer Arcade occupies the basement and ground floor while the Golden Shopping Centre is situated on the first floor. You can also get electronic parts fitted or repaired here. Comdex and Capital are popular shops in the Golden Shopping Arcade while Centralfield is well-known in the Golden Shopping Centre.

Which of these are you adding to your bucket list? Let us know in the comments below!

This post was published by Beaulah Sahana

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