Favorite Street Markets of Kowloon Hong Kong | Kowloon, Hong Kong | Day and night Hong Kong, like most cosmopolitan cities around the globe never stops. What I like about Kowloon, compared to Hong Kong Island is that there you can still have the old and traditional experience true to their Asian heritage. Of course you see a huge British influence around, but this markets are all you may expect to find and more…
Ladies Market Mongkok (Tung Choi Street) between Argyle Street and Dundas Street is known by the locals as “Ladies Market” or “Women’s Street”. A must-visit destination for fashion lovers with an eye for bargain-priced clothing, bags, accessories, toys, cosmetics and household knick-knacks. Real stuff and lots of knockoffs. It is open from noon until 11:30pm.
GoldFish Market (Tung Choi Street) Aquariums bring luck and natural beauty to many living rooms in Hong Kong. This specialist market is the preferred source for goldfish and other exotic fish of every shape and hue, as well as aquariums, corals and aquatic ornaments. Head for Tung Choi Street North Section* in Mong Kok. It is open from 10:30am to 10pm.
Flower Market (Flower Market Road) One of Hong Kong’s most colourful street markets, the Flower Market is a jungle of exotic blossoms, luck-bringing houseplants and sweet scents to be found in more than 50 shops. It’s fun to walk around the market admiring the huge variety of flowers and plants for sale. You’ll find this botanical treat on Flower Market Road*, Mong Kok. It is open from 7am to 7pm.
Jade Market (Yau Ma Tei Subway Station) A visit to the Jade Market in Yau Ma Tei will provide an insight into something very important to Chinese people – Jade. The written character for jade means a combination of beauty and purity. The stone, in all its many hues and colours, is associated with long life and good health. Open from 10am to 5pm.
Bird Market (Yuen Po Street Bird Garden) This charming Chinese-style garden is the favoured gathering place of Hong Kong’s songbird owners, who carry their beloved pets around in intricately carved cages. All manner of beautiful birds can be seen here, as well as a selection of traditional bird-keeping paraphernalia. Located on Yuen Po Street in Mong Kok, the garden contains some 70 songbird stalls as well as interesting courtyards and moon gates. It’s open from 7am to 8pm.
Temple Street Night Market (Yau Ma Tei Subway Station) Temple Street is an amazing shopping sight, featuring rows of brightly lit stalls hawking an astonishing variety of inexpensive items especially for men ─ including clothing, pens, watches, CDs, cassettes, electronic gadgets, hardware and luggage. That’s why it is also called ‘Men’s Street’. The market is open from 4pm to midnight, but really comes alive after sunset. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com
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