Kong's street markets are always full of excitement and colour. The
market stalls are where Hong Kong's dedicated shoppers hone their
bargaining skills. A little Cantonese helps but sign language is
universal. Pick up a bargain or just wander among the fascinating
range of wares.
Yuen Po Street Bird Garden
The Bird Garden is the favourite gathering place for Hong Kong's
songbird owners. The market provides them with all manner of
creature comforts, from intricately crafted cages to nutritious
Hong Kong's Flower Market is a truly magical experience. Admire in
the colourful displays, the sweet scents and the exotic blossoms of
many fortune-bringing houseplants.
Ensure you have good luck throughout the years with a goldfish bowl
from Hong Kong. Aquariums are popular in Hong Kong because of their
perceived luck-bringing quality when properly positioned in the
home. Mong Kok's Goldfish Market is a favourite source of supply.
The Ladies' Market is Kowloon's version of Stanley Market. You can
find an amazing array of bargain women's clothing and accessories.
Temple Street Night
Temple Street Night Market is ordered chaos in action and the
perfect place to pick up a few bargains. Temple Street is awash with
rows of brightly lit stalls hawking an astonishing variety of
clothing, pens, watches, CDs, cassettes, electronic gadgets,
hardware and luggage. The busy food stalls offer a range of
delicacies including fresh seafood and hotpot dishes to tempt your
appetite. Fortune-tellers cluster at the Yau Ma Tei end of the
street, and so do Chinese opera enthusiasts seeking kindred spirits
for impromptu performances. Simply absorbing the Temple Street is a
The Jade Market is a great place to spend a morning browsing and
soaking up the atmosphere. The market is a mecca for collectors from
all over the world. According to Chinese belief, jade wards off evil
spirits and protects travellers. Stallholders ply their trade,
displaying everything from rare and valuable jade carvings to small,
inexpensive trinkets. Beware of the temptation to invest in
expensive jade unless you have an expert on hand to advise.