The Top 16 Markets & Shopping Streets of Hong Kong (inc. Map)
Visiting the markets, even without the intention of purchasing, is a must-do on a Hong Kong trip. They are vibrant, eclectic, a fun way to interact with the characterful local traders and to mingle with the locals and fellow visitors.
Here I will introduce the top markets in Hong Kong (with addresses and map), what you can get there, and some buying tips.
The two big markets for visitors to HK are Temple Street Night Market and Ladies Market, both conveniently located in the Mong Kok area, they are easy to get to and jam packed with t-shirts, bags, curious, fashion jewelry, some electronic gadgets and loads more. At both of these markets, you will need to bargain, some of the prices quoted on first asking are simply outrageous, but you’ll quickly learn that with a firm resolve, a charming smile and some friendly banter that you’ll get a big discount on first quoted prices. That said, there are a few stalls lately that are putting price signs on their goods, which is generally an indication that there’s no bartering to be had, but you can always try! Opening and closing times below are a guide only.
The Top 16 Markets & Shopping Streets
Temple Street Night Market
As one of the liveliest night market in Kowloon, Temple Street Night Market is the best place to purchase all kinds of fake label clothing, cheap clothes, local snacks, watches, pirated CDS and DVDs, accessories and household items. Famous for selling cheap stuff, here is also called as common people’s night club. View the full review here .
Address: Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
Time: 4PM to 12AM
How to Get there: MTR, Jordan Station or Yau Ma Tei Station.
Ladies Market is one of the most popular and famous markets in the city. It is called Ladies Market because the local women always bargain clothing, small household items, and commodities that typically women would buy. Don’t be surprised that you can buy a Rolex which has almost no difference from a genuine one in just 80 dollars here. View the full review here .
Address: Tung Choi Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
Time: 12PM til 11:30PM
How to get there: MTR Mong Kok Station, exit D3
Here is a must-visit for most tourists. If you are hunting for souvenirs, then here is your best choice. Bargaining is necessary here, actually, if you can speak some Cantonese you will find this is really fun, but regardless you will have no trouble communicating in English too. View the full review here .
Address: Stanley, Hong Kong Island
Time: 10:30AM – 6:30PM
How to get there: Take bus 6, 6x, 66, 260 (operated by CityBus and NWS) to Stanley Village
Antique Street (Hollywood Road) and Cat Street
Also known as Upper Lascar Row, Cat Street and Hollywood Road make a popular market area in Hong Kong. If you want to buy some Chinese antiques and collectibles here is a must-go place. In the past there was a common joke about this street, if you have something stolen, you would almost certainly find it for sale back in Cat Street! For trinkets and a few antique shops head to Upper Lascow Row and antiques (or replicas!) stroll down Hollywood Road.
Address: Lascar Row Street, Sheung Wan.
How to Get there: MTR Sheung Wan Station.
Jade Market and Jade Street
If you love jewelry, then this is the place for you. Particularly if you like jade. As the largest outdoor market in Kowloon, Jade market is a jewelry wholesale and retail area. The market houses more than 400 booths, selling various kinds of jade pendants, rings, and other jewelry. View the full review here
How to Get there: MTR, Yau Ma Tei Station, Exit C.
Time: 10AM to 4PM
Address: Kansu and Battery streets, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon.
Apliu Flea Market and Sham Shui Po District
This is where the locals shop, it’s certainly not the place where you’ll find luxury brands (or copies thereof) but the place has a real buzz to it, it’s not so touristy and the area also offers loads of wholesale clothes shops along with, haberdashers, bead stores and the Golden Computer Arcade and the Golden Computer Centre are right there too. View the full review here.
Address: Apliu St, Sham Shui Po.
How to Get there: MTR Sham Po Station is located right in the middle of all the action.
Mong Kok Computer Market
Several floors of micro-stores selling everything PC related.
Address: 8 Nelson St, Mong Kok
How to Get there: MTR Mong Kok Exit E2 and walk down Nelson St
Wan Chai Computer City
Again, several floors of stores with all things computer related literally bulging of the shelves.
Address: 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
How to Get there: MTR WanChai Station Exit A4
Golden Computer Centre
Several floors of shops selling everything computer related.
Address: 146 – 152 Fuk Wa Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
How to Get there: MTR Sham Shui Po Exit D2
A mix of fashion, gadgets and gifts. Some say prices can be cheaper than Ladies Market but nowhere near as big.
Address: Jardine’s Crescent, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Time: 11AM- 6PM (some later)
How to get there: MTR Causeway Bay Station, Exit F
Fresh flowers and plants abound, photographers love it! If your looking for fresh flowers at a fair price then likely you will too.
Address: Flower Market Road, Prince Edward, Kowloon
Time: 7AM – 7PM
How to Get there: MTR Prince Edward Station, Exit B1 OR MTR Mong Kok East Station, Exit C.
Yuen Po Bird Market
Located within a Chinese styled garden the park is a relaxing escape from the bustle, if you’re a bird lover you’ll be in heaven.
Address: Yuen Po Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon
How to get there: MTR Prince Edward Station Exit B1
Not just goldfish, you’ll also find reptiles and lots of other wondrous life forms!
Address: Tung Choi Street North, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Time: 10:30AM to 10PM
How to Get there: MTR Prince Edward Station, Exit B2 OR MTR Mong Kok East Station, Exit C
Tai Yuen Street (Toys Street)
If you’re looking for children’s toys then you’ll probably want to check this street out. View the full review here
Address: Tai Yuen Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
How to get there: MTR Wan Chai Station Exit A3
Fa Yuen Street (Sneakers Street)
No shortage of shoes here!
Address: Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
How to get there: MTR Mong Kok Station, Exit D3
Business Card Market
It seems like that everyone in Hong Kong has a business card, as you are in Hong Kong now, visiting the Business Card Market and asking them to design one for you is a must-do thing.
Address: Man Wah Lane, Sheung Wan
How to get there: MTR Sheung Wan Station