Temple Street, Hong Kong

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    Temple Street: Night Market

    by bojomacaraig Written Oct 7, 2008

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    you can buy souveniers and other items at the night market in Temple street. Prices are negotiable. There are also lots of street foods in this area.

    What to buy: Souvenier items
    Clothers
    antiques
    local craft
    gifts
    toys and games
    shoes
    and more

    What to pay: it depends on you budget, How much you can spend, but prices are negotiable specially if you will buy in volume.

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    Temple Street: Lotsa Stuff

    by poetjo Updated Mar 13, 2008

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    Temple Street is great for souvenir type merchandise, men's and women's clothing and accessories and electronic gadgets. This is the only place I felt comfortable bargaining. They expect it there so you can do it. The protocol is to offer half of what they are asking. If they say no you can turn to walk away at which time they will make a counter offer. Just realize that their prices are already at wholesale/bargain prices so their counter offer is a great deal. It comes alive in the evening after around 4 or 5 pm with impromptu opera singers, performances, fortune tellers and some good food stalls.

    What to buy: Anything you want, they have it all here.

    What to pay: You can expect to spend less in Hong Kong for the same item that you would buy in the US.

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    Temple Street: The Temple Street Night Market

    by HebaM Written Sep 1, 2012

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    Temple Street is a street located in the areas of Jordan and Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon. It is known for its night market and one of the busiest flea markets at night. It's like China town in South East Asia but the difference is you are already in China.
    The night market is in the Yau Ma Tei, Jordan. the market mainly sells cheap merchandise and food items. but it's a shopping paradise when it comes to souvenirs...any kind of souvenir you are looking for you'll definitely are gonna find it in that place all you have to do is bargain.

    What to buy: SOUVENIR

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    Temple Street: AKA Men's Street, as opposed to the Ladies Market

    by etfromnc Written Feb 1, 2011

    This famous night market is where it's happening in Hong Kong, in shopping terms, in the evening. You can challenge the local chess experts or buy some "lucky" jade, believed by the Chinese to ward off evil. You may also develop your shopping strategy while enjoying the fare at any of a huge selection of open-air restaurants or by consulting the fortune-telling parrots. Temple St is also known as ‘Men’s Street’ because of the huge amount of men’s clothing for sale, because of the number of gangster films that are set here, and because of the variety of… um…’men’s pleasures’ that are on offer at many of the stalls. The open-air market usually starts around 2pm and is located in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon.

    What to buy: Just about anything that you can imagine.

    What to pay: Test your bargaining skills.

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    Temple Street: Night Market

    by easterntrekker Written Nov 15, 2007

    This market opens at about 4PM but it really doesn't seem to get going until about 7PM . They are much more willing to bargain here than at Stanley Market. We walked from Nathan Rd...not too far!

    What to buy: We found some mens " Polo Shirts " 3 for 20HK..hard to beat that. They even had XL. There are lots of knockoff purses and I wish I had bought more fashion jewelery !!!

    There are lots of little resturants on the fringe of the market. Definitely not gormet though. They had cheap cold beer though.

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    Temple Street: Normal People's Life

    by yatingchen Written Jan 4, 2008
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    Wanna see Hong Kong normal people's life? Just go to temple street. It's crowded at night and there sells many cheap & interesting stuffs. Products are shown tall and makes the street special busy. You may find some souveniors to bring home.

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  • Temple Street: Bargain Bargain Bargain !

    by mamemo Written Jul 18, 2006

    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 !

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    Temple Street: fake branded goods to women clothes & shoes

    by elainetph Written Jan 1, 2007

    Temple Street night market had it all. Although you can find most things in Ladies Market, now you can try out most of the street markets in Hong Kong, like Temple Street, Flower Market, Li Yuen Street (Central), Wan Chai. When we were in HK, we just went to most of the street market to shop as Singapore hardly find these markets to shop :(
    Most street markets offer low prices from watches, toys, bags, shoes to clothes. Of course, got to bear in mind you can't compare street market quality to up class shopping malls.

    What to buy: If you have kids crazy over animated movie 'CARS' stuffs (Lightning Macqueen, Mather, Sally, Sheriff..), sure you can find alot in these street markets, Temple Street (toys), Flower Market (clothes). They are cheap & nice, toy cost HK$10-35, long sleeve top 2 pcs @ HK$50. (My son is one of them..Ha ha!! And we had foreigners came up to us asking where to get the toy my son is holding... :)
    BOOTS, Boots lover!! Yes you can find many many in Hong Kong during winter (Nov-Jan). They cost from HK$99 onwards!! They comes in many many different designs, colours, materials & height.

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    The Temple Street night market in TST..: The night market is fun and has knock offs.

    by cjpindc Written Mar 5, 2003
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    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.

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    Temple Street: The largest night market

    by deeper_blue Written Jul 19, 2008

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    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.

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    Temple Street: Nightshopping

    by Dyesebel Written Apr 12, 2007

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    It's a shopping paradise;)! You can bargain up to 50% of the price.The night shopping starts from 4pm til 11pm.

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