Hong Kong is a shopper’s paradise! It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to splurge or stick to a budget, hunt for antiques or scour the latest electronics, chances are you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. Since there are countless markets and it can be a little overwhelming to choose the right one, we’ve narrowed it down to the top 5 and included a selection of markets that offer something a little bit different. Now here’s a look at some of the best places to shop in Hong Kong:
The Ladies’ Market is all about fashion on a budget. Located along Mong Kok’s Tung Choi Street, this market gives you a 1-kilometre stretch where you can pop into over 100 booths in search of that new ‘it’ item for your wardrobe. You’ll find dresses, sunglasses, hair accessories, handbags, blouses and hats. The only challenge may be finding a shoe that fits Western-sized feet!
Temple Street Night Market
The Temple Street Night Market is perhaps the best-known night market in all of Hong Kong. The stands offer things like electronics, watches, antiques, jade and even clothing, but most tourists like to come for the ambience. The market gets its name from the Tin Hau Temple and it makes for quite the setting once you add live Cantonese opera, fortune tellers, and street food vendors to the scene. It’s best you visit in the evening for a truly immersive experience.
Cat Street Market
Upper Lascar Road, more commonly known as Cat Street, is the place to go for vintage finds. Whether you’re a collector or just looking for some unusual souvenirs to add to your mantle, this is one market you won’t want to miss. The stands are overflowing with everything from porcelain statuettes to Bruce Lee photographs, and pocket watches to jade sculptures. It’s the kind of place where treasures are waiting to be uncovered, so come prepared to browse with a keen eye.
Dried Seafood Street Market
Like the name suggests, this market is all about dried seafood, but you’ll also find all sorts of other dried edibles. This is the place to pick up some black moss, dried scallops, and abalone …or you could just browse if none of these items sound to your taste – and we’re guessing they don’t! Regardless, it is a fascinating peek at local food and health culture in Hong Kong.
What sets Stanley Market apart is its location. This particular market sits in the village of Stanley which is located on Hong Kong’s southern shore. It’s a little bit of a journey to get there, however, once you do you’ll find a nice selection of brand-name clothes as well as souvenirs that you can take back home to your family and friends.
Lastly, remember that shopping in Hong Kong should be a fun experience! Browse the selection of products, compare quality and prices, and when you find something you like, drive a fair bargain. Happy shopping!
What’s your favourite Hong Kong market?