Temple Street, Hong Kong
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.
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
toys and games
What to pay: it depends on you budget, How much you can spend, but prices are negotiable specially if you will buy in volume.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.