Markets, Hong Kong
As we were strolling around Central after riding the midlevels we stopped at one of the many street markets here in Hong Kong. This particular market was a food market. You can find all sorts of food items especially fruits and vegtables.
I took a pic of this particular "seafood" market. As we continued our stroll I was so excited to see a stand selling one of my favorite fruits, GUAVA!! Yum...
See the skyline, view Hongkong from Victoria peak, visit the markets and take a ride on the tram! Hong Kong really is unbelievable - an experience of its own!
Fondest memory: Our 'market day' in Kowloon - we visited the bird's market, the flower market, the ladies market, the goldfish market, a couple of market halls, the jade market and the night market! It was fabulous!!!!
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Mongkok is famous for its markets. At the Goldfish Market, tropical fish in bright hues dart around playfully amid coral in tanks. The market operates from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day. A visit there might just be interesting even if you aren't really a fish enthusiast.
You can take a MTR to reach there, just 5 mins walk from Prince Edward MTR Station.
went to the Bird Market in Kowloon
Fondest memory: listening to a traditional Chinese band play their (to my ears) eerie music in a night market - no white people around (except moi), lots of smoke and funny smells in the air - I wasn't in Kansas anymore
Favorite thing: Despite the British influence the culture here is pure Chinese. Six thousand people work or live on the junks in Aberdeen harbour. Floating restaurants and sampan tours are highly recommended for a real experience of Hong Kong. The bustle of Central Market with its all-pervading mouth-watering scent is one of the most satisfying ways to literally taste the flavours of Asia's playground
Fondest memory: Not exactly the fondest memory but a distinct memory. Hong Kong is filled with smells, good and bad, familiar and strange. A smell that fits into all these categories and that, personally make me sick to my stomach especially in the heat, is the smell of duck eggs boiled in large vats of black tea on the street. The smell is distinct (and horrible in my humble opinion) but very characteristic of HK.. it was everywhere!
Go to the night markets and haggle. Haggling is part of the whole experiance but once the stall owner won't go any lower say 'too much' and walk away. 80% of the time they will come down further again.
Fondest memory: The hustle and bustle while walking around the city can be overwhelming for some but I enjoyed it and the view from 'The Peak' accessable by cable car, I think maybe the steapest in the world was spectacular.(sorry for some reason my picture would not attache to this page)
Favorite thing: A great way to spend an hour is walking around the flower market in the Mong Kok area of Kowloon. The floral displays are superb in particular, the orchids.
Favorite thing: visit Temple Street night market. It´s in Tsim Sha Tsui, and once the night falls, this area wakes up. It´s full of vendors, and you can find nearly everything.