The night market is a special cultural characteristic of bustling Hong Kong. Hong Kong night markets give visitors the luxury of shopping for branded items at super cheap prices. Shopping aside, night markets here have so much more – the food, the people, and atmosphere, all blend together to give visitors a very unique and memorable experience. Here are our top 10.
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Temple Street Market
Hong Kong Temple Street Market has a modest area on a long and narrow road but it is still one of the most popular night markets in Hong Kong. The variety and plenty of goods, especially all at cheap prices, is what draws visitors here.
A special feature of Temple Street Night Market is stands of fortune tellers offering a variety of fortune telling methods. Visitors who come here often choose one of those fortune tellers to learn about their destiny. Besides, there are lively performances such as singing and drama every night.
Opening hours: 16:00 – 23:00
Location: Temple Street, Kowloon
Ladies Market, a well-known market located on Tung Choi road, Kowloon is a famous market located on Tung Choi road opening from noon to midnight with hundreds of stalls selling clothes, fashion accessories, and souvenirs. Don’t forget to bargain as most items are overpriced.
It is also known for its food stalls with many delicacies. Being located in the centre, Ladies Market is a very popular tourist attraction.
Opening hours: 12:00 – 23:00
Location: Tung Soi road, Kowloon
Stanley Market is located along the river on Stanley Road, south of Hong Kong. This market is an ideal place if you want to buy pretty, meaningful and affordable gifts for your friends and families. A wide range of souvenirs is on sale such as handicraft, silk products, antiques, calligraphy paintings, clothes etc. Enthusiasm and friendliness of its vendors is a plus point.
Opening hours: 9:00 – 18:00
Location: Stanley Road
For visitors who love jewellery, and gems, Jade Market located on Canton Road, at the junction of Kansu and Battery streets in Cuu Long Island is the ideal destination. There are quite a few cheap jewellery such as bracelets, pendants, rings or gemstone ornaments. Quality depends on the price, especially if you want to buy expensive jewellery, you should be careful. You could end up buying fake goods if you are not experienced.
Opening hours: 14:00 – 24:00
Location: Junction of Kansu Road and Battery Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
Cat Street Market
If you want to buy antiques in Hong Kong, you should go to Cat Street. In the old days, Cat Street was considered the place for thieves to sell their stolen goods, but under the control of the government, this activity is now limited. Main items on sale here marble, jade, silk products, potteries and many handicrafts. However, you must have a certain knowledge of antiques to avoid buying fake and counterfeit goods when shopping here.
Opening hours: 10:00 to 18:00
Location: Hollywood Street and Upper Lascar, Sheung Wan