Temple Street, Hong Kong
Bazaar style ! so bargain your way through !
I got a hat for HKD$30, afterwhich I thought was pretty expensive.
I find it is generally more difficult to bargain in Hong Kong than in Thailand
What to buy: souveniors
What to pay: a wide range !
The night market in Kowloon, just off Nathan Rd will have almost anything you fancy; music, t-shirts, bags, watches, silk products, inexpensive jewellery, shoes... Bargain hard, but to let a good thing go for a few HKdollars is not really worth it. Here you will find the very good bargains you are looking for.
Even if you are not looking for anything in particular, just enjoy the choice of products. Should you buy something, the bargaining itself will be a fun experience.
The stalls are starting to set up around 4 pm, so don't arrive too early!
What to buy: At the night market, you can buy anything you fancy, of course for that price it will not be the real McCoy (Boss, Gucci, prada, Rolex, North face....), and quality may vary.
I was quite dissapointed when I arrived at Temple Street Night Market, all the books and website I'd read described it as a big night market with lots to see and do. It was ok but not as big as I thought, definitely worth a look. Watch out for the vendors selling "sexy movies" and "sexy magazines", there are some nice little stalls and plenty of places to eat. Quite a lot of restaurant owners in the street try to persuade you to come and eat at their place. I did eat at one and the food was FANTASTIC! There are also alot of fortune tellers there and some people playing old Chinese Instruments, you have to pay $10 to take a photo so just beware. Overall worth a look but not as good as I though it was going to be.
What to buy: Souvenirs, Dragon Beard Candy, other small local products.
What to pay: Bargain Bargain Bargain! Ha
An entire street devoted to all the craps in the world, especially fake stuff. Fake Gucci, fake Prada, fake LV, fake Rolex, fake Tag Heuer....you get the "fake" picture. Unlike Ladies Street flea market though, there is a real food section here. Walk past the stalls selling souvenirs and fake couture, and you bump right into a labyrinth of street stalls and restaurants offering a universe of delicious local food. Look out or seek out the stalls selling Smelly Tofu (you can smell it from a distance) - a local delicacy - "Chinese Blue Cheese", sort of - smells like sewer, taste like heaven.
What to pay: BARGAIN IS THE ORDER OF THE NIGHT.
Locals and tourists alike love this market and it goes from sundown until about 11pm.
No trip to Hong Kong is complete without a visit to this market. You can even eat dinner here where many vendors set up to serve seafood, fresh juices and satay sticks.
What to buy: You can find everything from jade and umbrellas to flash lights and adult toys.
What to pay: All prices are open for negotiation so never pay the asking price!
There are lot of Hawkers selling clothes, Watches, Bags, Suitcases, Toys, Binaculars, and etc all around. This particular market is operational from 17.00 hours to midnight. I have forgotten the name of that particular street. It is popularly known as Night market, the products are very economical and you can even bargain.
What to buy: Clothes, Watches, Toys, Bags and electronics.
What to pay: For watches around HKD 25.00
T.Shirts around HKD 10.00 to 25.00
The night market has hundreds of booths that are set up and taken down everyday. They have the market at night because it is cooler then. Even though we went at night I still had sweat dripping down my back because it was July and very hot at all times. Anyways, the market has tons of things to choose from. It's set up in the streets and is quite a few blocks long. I found some knock off purses and wallets that made good gifts and my husband was happy to browse at all of the oddities.
What to buy: While I was in Hong Kong I was looking for a a watch and a handbag. I did find a handbag at a good price in an upscale store, but it wasn't exactly what I wanted and now I wish I wouldn't have bought it. I am still looking for the perfect watch. The night market has quite a few good knock off purses and watches. I found lots of gifts for family and friends at the night market. You can find a knock off Rolex or just about any kind of watch on almost every street corner in TST so make sure you look around before purchasing. I'm sure the return process might not be easy if you aren't satisfied after buying.
What to pay: I think I spent about $20 usd on knock off gucci, louis, and burberry bags. We priced out some watches and they were usually around $100 usd depending on the brand it was supposed to be.
I found Temple Street Night Market (Jorden MTR, Kowloon) much better than The Ladies Market (Mong Kok, Kowloon) It have much more laid back stall holders and you felt less indimidated. What ever you think do offer very low prices and do not worry about walking away I was buying bags that started at 280HK$ for less than 100HK$ after all the haggeling it is part of the game and you are ripping no one off - if they sell it to you they are making a profit. I know its bad but I did buy 5 DVD's from Temple Street Market and four work great only one does not and that is a little jumpy the first 10 mins then settles down any how for less than 1 pound each who'd complain at one no working.
What to buy: Designer Bags (copys) in fact bags of all kinds I went mad and got 15!!!!!
Cartoon Character Towels, Plushes and Mobile Phone Charms - quality is okay and they can be very cheap. The towels are useless to use but great to use for sunbathing on or even to pin to a childs wall as decoration.
What to pay: Most bags can be bought from 50p but not much above 18pounds (for a very very good copy of a designer evening bag.
Great place to shop for souvenirs, whether it be tshirts, toys, costume jewelry, fake name brand watches/clothes. Be sure to bargain!
Officially opens at 2:00 pm but really gets going in the later hours after dark
Temple Street is a throng of souvenir stalls, food vendors and fortune tellers.
What to buy: Look for the jade sellers and try to haggle a good price.
It's a shopping paradise;)! You can bargain up to 50% of the price.The night shopping starts from 4pm til 11pm.