Night Markets, Hong Kong

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    Night Markets: Traditional Tourism at Temple Street

    by Mantissa77 Updated Aug 5, 2004

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    Fortune Teller at Temple St

    Temple St fits the stereotype of a traditional Hong Kong night market...you can find all kinds of Hong Kong tourism images there, the amateur opera singers, the stalls selling touristy Chinese kitsch and the carts offering hot food for supper.

    The night market starts at the intersection of Jordan Road (perpendicular road to the main Nathan Road on Kowloon) and Temple Street and ends at Yaumeitai.

    The market operates from around 8 pm to slightly after midnight.

    Beginning from the Jordan Road's end, there are little stalls selling all kinds of souvenirs, like Chinese calligraphy brushes, beautifully beaded evening bags, paintings, Japanese anime characters, fridge magnets, ties and Coke bottles.

    Further down the road are food carts and shops selling delicious stuff like claypot rice, noodles, "food on sticks" (meatballs, cuttlefish, braised intestines, etc strung on sticks and dipped in some sauce).

    And near the banyan trees are fortune-tellers, and opera singers. It's fun walking down Temple St night market, just remember to bargain if you take a fancy to anything other than food. For a rough indication of a reasonable price to offer, try observing transactions between locals and the sellers.

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    Night Markets: Crowded even at midnight

    by shivan Written Sep 2, 2003

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    coloured Hong Kong streets

    Spend some of your precious time (precious because during holiday time is never enough) to have a walk in the night markets.

    They are crowded with people even at midnight and music and colours are everywhere.
    I didn't feel my belongings were unsafe so relax and enjoy.

    Sorry for this blurry pic, it is the only one I have

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    LOVE the night markets: NIGHT MARKETS

    by amyhenderson Written Jun 13, 2003
    Night markets... great atmosphere

    The night markets is probably my most favourite thing to do in Hong Kong. Bargains, people-watching, good, cheap food and the smells! And it all seems a little bit more exciting at night! And still, theres a lot of people around, which adds a great atmosphere.

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    The Night Market: Shopping, Nibbles, and Bright Lights

    by DesertRat Updated Oct 10, 2002

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    You really can get anything from soup to nuts here

    The Night Market in Kowloon is one of Asia's best. Whether you're there to shop, eat, promenade, or check out the local talent, you'll find just about anything you might be looking for here.
    Oddly, it's one of the best places in the SAR to find cheap and really first-rate sea food, although some of the items on offer may seem a little pretty off the wall. The goodies are often stacked, live, on plates, and you'll often see various creepy-crawlies walking off or even falling off the tables!

    Dress Code: Whatever you like.

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    Temple Street...: Temple Street...

    by Xinta Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Known as “The People’s Night Club”, this open air bazaar is brightly lighted up at night. You can find numerous activities happening around this place, such as shopping, dining, palm reading and street performing.

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    Night Market (lady's): Night Market (lady's)

    by piedleger Written Aug 25, 2002

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    There is a lady's night market and a man's. We only went to the lady's. It is to be seen, lots and lots and lots of people.
    However nothing of great value to buy there, only copies but who knows when you get back home?

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    the Temple and Women Street ,...

    by jacq4u2 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    the Temple and Women Street , the place to be
    nightmarket , food , all HKG people come over there to spend the night , no one stays at home or cooks at home

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