Best markets in Hong Kong are places to pick up fashionable and cheap clothing, accessories, jewellery, electronics, toys and a whole lot more besides. You will find fake goods at many markets too, although you can also find genuine designers just making their way in the fashion world. It can be a lot of fun for you to experience in Hong Kong markets.
For fashion goods and accessories at cheap prices, Ladies Market is the place to shop. Operating from early afternoon until late into the night, this long, narrow market runs the length of Tung Choi Street in Mongkok. At its southern end, closest to Mongkok MTR Station, you will find the main collection of fashion stalls, many selling fake designer goods, while further north there are many traders selling plants, animals (it’s nicknamed Goldfish Street by the locals) and homeware. Despite the name, Ladies Market is not just for women. There are plenty of options for guys too, along with kids clothing, fashion jewellery, shoes, bags and typical Chinese souvenirs such as tea and snacks.
Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:00
Location: Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
2. Temple Street Market
The largest night market in Hong Kong and as much of a spectacle as it is a shopping activity, Temple Street is one of the ‘must dos’ on your first trip to the city. It is the most ‘touristy’ market in Hong Kong and for that reason some people are put off Temple Street, but this has the advantage that most people around here speak English and there are loads of places to snack and grab dinner dotted around. Temple Street opens around 17:00 and carries on until around 24:00. It is spread out over a kilometre with everything from cheap fashion and apparel, electronics, cheap art and homeware, and lots of souvenirs. The thoroughfare is wider than many other markets so it’s less intense than, say, Ladies Market nearby. The nearest MTR Station is Jordan, just two blocks away.
Opening Hours: 16:00 – 23:00
Location: Temple Street, Kowloon (In between Jordan and Yau Ma Tei)
PMQ is not a market in the traditional sense of the word, however this is the best place in Hong Kong to find small arts and crafts shops, boutique fashion, and apparel. PMQ is actually the ex-Police Married Quarters (hence the name), and this multi-storey housing block has been converted into floor after floor of boutiques, along with occasional pop-up stores in the large courtyard.
Address: 35 Aberdeen Street, SoHo, Central
Tel: +852 2811 9098
4. Jade Market
Jade Market is a collection of hundreds of jewellers set up in a squat (and quite rundown) indoor market. It is, however, a great place to pick up some inexpensive fashion jewellery, such as bracelets, pendants and rings, or some beautiful ornaments made of this semi-precious stone. Of course, prices at Jade Market vary radically depending on the quality of the item in question. The market traders drive a hard bargain but can generally be trusted that their items are as they claim. Find Jade Market at the top end of Temple Street Night Market, between Jordan MTR and Yau Ma Tei MTR stations. For more high-end jade items, there is a whole street of permanent shops next to the market.
Opening Hours: 14:00 – 24:00
Location: Junction of Kansu Street and Battery Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
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