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    Stranger in HK

    by ZiOOlek Updated Feb 19, 2007

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    Where am I...?:>

    I didn't suppose that I would feel so strange in Hong Kong. I thought that there will be more "white" people but you can rarely meet them. However, people living in Hong Kong are very friendly and helpful. When are you going by bus from the airport to the city center and holding a map some of them probably ask you if you need a help ar advise...

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    Mong Kok Market

    by chodearm Updated Jan 14, 2007
    cutting and dicing

    This is what my minds eye threw together for Hong Kong prior to plane tires slapping tarmac. The dirty alleyway, people hawking fruits, veggies, t-shirts with bad Engrish, bootleg everything. Doors creaked ajar letting glimpses of street life unknown in the western world. This confirmed that I was no where near New York, but yet similarities abound throughout.

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    Wanchai Market

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 13, 2006

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    Wanchai Market is a large daytime market covering several streets in the Wanchai district. Most unique are the meat markets with the animal carcasses hanging outdoors for people and flies to inspect as closely as they like... I enjoyed the fruit markets, as I found dragonfruit for about US$3 here -- this pink & green-skinned fruit with the white inside is my favorite tropical fruit!

    Wanchai market also has clothes, shoes, purses, and a few restaurants.

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    Temple Street Night Market

    by gloopgloop Written Aug 29, 2006

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    Temple Street has a unique atmosphere that makes it a must-see attraction. Fortune tellers huddle by kerosene lamps next to local chess masters. Street singers perform Cantonese opera. Tables and chairs from stalls selling local delicacies overflow into this street that was named after a nearby temple honouring the goddess Tin Hau. And great bargains abound with an emphasis on items for men.

    Open 4pm - midnight

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    Ladies' Market

    by gloopgloop Written Aug 29, 2006

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    The Ladies' Market is famous for its women's clothing. It is also great place to pick up bargain-priced clothes for men and children, accessories, handbags, cosmetics, watches, small household items and toys.

    If you don't want to buy anything just walk through the market for the experience.

    Open 12:00noon - 11:30pm

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    Jade Market

    by gloopgloop Written Aug 29, 2006

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    The Jade Market at Kansu and Battery streets in Yau Ma Tei is a magnet for jade collectors from around the world. You can find everything from rare and valuable jade carvings to small, inexpensive trinkets.

    Jade is hightly prized in China as many believe it wards off evil spirits and protects travellers.

    Jade and gemstone testing is available at the Jade Plaza.

    Open from 10am - 5pm

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    Goldfish Market

    by gloopgloop Written Aug 29, 2006

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    Tung Choi Street in Mong Kok is a magnet for tropical fish fans. The more than 10 stores in this area specialise in all things needed to keep tropical fish, like aquariums and fish food.

    Open 10.30am to 10pm

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    Buy

    by william_navigator Updated Mar 27, 2006

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    Bought one and picked a red string

    When I went to the Jade Market I bought some Christmas ornaments made out of tagua nut. Tagua nut looks similar to Ivory so it is a good substitute. Once the nuts are harvested and dried, they form a very hard material very similar to animal Ivory in appearance and workability. Each Tagua Nut is unique and is covered in a tough outer skin which when peeled reveals an Ivory-White interior. It is up to the artists' skill to transform the nut into a piece of art.

    A very unique Christmas ornament and makes a good gift for friends and relatives.

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    Jade Market

    by william_navigator Written Mar 27, 2006

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    Jade Market stalls

    This fascinating covered market, in two separate structures, consists of around 400 stalls selling jade, pearls, and collectibles and is open from about 10am to approximately 4pm daily. Get a souvenir but don't spend more than a few dollars.

    Warning: You better know your Jade as it comes in different kinds of quality and may not even be real.

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    Visit a night market

    by Russ60 Written Jan 22, 2006

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    Bustling Temple Street Market

    A visit to one of Hong Kongs markets should be included during your stay in Hong Kong, we went to the famous Temple Street Market in Kowloon. It is noisy and full of people looking for bargains. On our shopping trip we managed to find watches for less than 1.50GBP (they are still working) and also for the ladies we found a stall selling Chinese dresses and tops which were good quality and also fairly priced.

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    Wet Market

    by Sambawalk Written Jan 21, 2006

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    Visiting the wet market in Hong Kong is an exciting experience. Live fishes, crabs are for your slection. Freshly vegetables are abundant. Not to mention they are comparatively cheaper than those in Supermarkets.

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    Kowloon: Walk Mong Kok

    by idy Written Nov 20, 2005

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    There are several markets of interest in the Mong Kok area. Starting from Prince Edward MTR station, you can head towards the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden. Bird lovers come to the Chinese courtyard with their birds and meet with other bird lovers. This is also where you go to buy a bird, or bird accessories. It is open from 7am to 8pm daily.

    Proceed through Yuen Po Street and you'll arrive at Flower Market Road. Blooms of all shapes, sizes and colours are for sale here at wholesale prices. Garden accessories are also available. It is open from 7am to 7pm daily.

    Move on to Tung Choi Street, or the Goldfish Market. Again, fishes and aquariums of all shapes, colours and sizes are for sale here. Aquatic plants, fish food and other accessories are also in abundance. Come here in the evening and you'll find the street still bustling. Open from 10.30am to 10pm daily.

    Shopping-mad ladies may want to skip all three markets and proceed to Fa Yuen Street. Clothes, shoes, bags and other accessories await shoppers here, as well as at the adjacent Ladies' Market (on another section of Tung Choi Street). Shops along Fa Yuen Street are open daily from 10.30am to 10.30pm, while the Ladies' Market operates from noon to 11.30pm daily.

    If that isn't enough, proceed further up the Temple Street Night Market in Yau Ma Tei. It essentially sell the same types of goods and is open from 4pm to midnight daily. On the fringes of the markets, there're food stalls selling a variety of food, from noodles to seafood. A noodle stall just at the entrance of the market makes particularly good wontons (a variety of meat dumplings). If it's crowded, you'll have to share tables with other diners (mostly locals).

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    Temple Street Night Market

    by bryINpoland Written Sep 25, 2005

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    About 10 blocks of bargain heaven

    Temple Street Night Market is everyones favorite market in Hong Kong, and it's easy to see why. After 7pm Temple Street comes alive, fulfilling every bargain hunters fantasies.

    You can pretty much find whatever you are looking for here. Whether it's souviners for family and friends back home, phony Rolexes, Louis Vuitton Replicas, pornographic movies, "I Love Hong Kong" shirts, or Chinese herbal Medicine. You can find all of those, plus a whole lot more.

    There are no set prices here, so it's pretty much expected of you to bargain. Paying for the asking price is just plain crazy.

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    Gold Fish Market

    by bryINpoland Written Sep 23, 2005

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    If you are a fish lover, then the Gold Fish Markets on Tung Choi Street in the heart of the Mong Kok district is where you want to be. Dozens of shops, one after another, are dedicated to the creatures from under the sea. Whether its a new fish you fancy, are just looking to spruce up your aquarium, or are in some need of some good luck ( Many Chinese people believe that a gold fish properly positioned in the home can bring them good luck ) Tung Choi Street can provide you with all three of those things.

    A great street, that is just mind blowing when you see how many fish are hanging in little plastic bags on boths sides of the road. A must see while in Hong Kong!

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    Flower Market

    by mim95 Updated Sep 17, 2005

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    Flower Market, Hong Kong

    The flower market is a street full of florists, where all the beautiful freshly cut flowers are put in buckets in the front of the store. What a great and colourful display!

    Combine your tour with the Bird Garden as both places should be visited early in the morning.

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