Located in the heart of Mongkok District, Sai Yeung Street, Sai Yee Street and Fa Yuen Street Choi Street, are the essential street to visit and where you will find nothing but electronics, mostly camera equipment and sound and vision stores. The range of each of the stores is much the same however, I found Hong Kong to be very expensive for electronics!
Anne and I took photos on our mobile phones of the items, model numbers and prices that we were looking for. Everything from I pods to Canon digital cameras were very expensive compared to Australia.
Located in the heart of Mongkok District, Tung Choi Street was once known for lingerie and other erotic items. Today, Tung Choi Street is known by the locals as "Ladies Market" or "Women's Street" and the tourists know it as the home of everything fake…or good copy as the stallholders say!!!!
Most of the goods that that Anne and I found here consisted of fairly good quality merchandise that did not fall apart when we got home. From copy watched, handbags, wallets and purses, pens, clothing, shoes, bags, football and basketball shirts, we bagged them all!
The Temple Street night market starts around 4pm but doesn't get going until 6 or 7pm and it runs until about 10pm.
You are expected to haggle the price on everything....from paintings and watches to socks and safety pins.
It's a lot of brick-a-brack and a lot of the stalls sell the same things at compairable prices but you can find some cheap souviners if you can wade through.
About 1/2 way through the market, there are fortune tellers, some with birds that will tell your fortune for you if you want.
Hong Kong has more markets than I could imagine. There's the Goldfish Market, the Bird Market, the Temple Street Market at night, the Flower Market, food markets and so much more. Just walk and you'll probably stumble into a market....
I didn't see many tourists venturing into this area when I was staying in Hong Kong, but there were lots of bargains to be found. You can find electronics, new & used items, clothing, & accessories. It's mainly locals that you'll find shopping in this neighbourhood. I managed to pick up several pairs of sports socks along with a few gifts after haggling the price down.
A great way of experiencing the delights of Kowloon is to take the MTR station to Prince Edward on the Tseun Wan line and then head south along Nathan Rd/thereabouts. First point of call on this route involves a few minutes detour and the Flower Market.
Brief stops and customs restrictions may make purchasing impossible for the tourist but its worth a quick look. You know you are approaching it - the Flower Market must the sweetest smelling street in HK. It's not so much a market as open fronted shops on one side of the street (the other is a blank wall). But the blooms cascade, the fragrances assault your senses - a welcome change to the fumed-laden air of Nathan Rd.
Alos, just round the corner is the Goldfish Market, where fish (prized possessions in Chinese culture) are kept in plastic bags and clipped to the sides of doors with their price firmly showing.
Both are a couple of minutes from Prince Edward MTR station (and the Flower Market is well signposted).
Temple street used to be the street where prostitution activities are held but now it is more associated with shopping - flea market style.
Everything seem to be sold here. Food, clothes, mobile phones, watches, jeans, t-shirts, lighters, antiques, accessories and even kinky sex toys are being sold here.
Ladies Market is located near the Mongkok MTR at Tung Choi Street.
As the name suggests, it sells a lot of women's stuff such as clothings, bags, more clothes and more bags.
The smart thing to do is to bargain and bargain.
The night markets caters mainly for tourists, but are fun nonetheless ... if haggling over the price of a fake Rolex is your thing. The most beautiful market is the bird market. Hong Kong Chinese cherish birds, and there you will find them in all shapes and sizes. Also recommended: The fish market and the flower market.
In this covered market there are around 450 stalls of jade to choose from! Items mainly include jewellery and animal figures and beads - plenty of cheap items and bargains to be had. I bought a jade cat and a tiny sign of zodiac charm.
It is best to get there quite early and sellers will start packing up early afternoon.
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