Hong Kong Markets: 5 Markets You Should Not To Miss
Whenever I travel or even when I’m at home in the US, I visit markets regularly. At home, it’s my local farmers market, when travelling it’s anything from flea markets to night markets. Hong Kong markets are some of my favourite in the world, so if you’re planning a trip, do not skip them. Visit one at the very least!
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Hong Kong Market #1 – Bird Garden in Mongkok on Yuen Po Street
A market for birds, beautiful cages and a garden where locals bring their pet birds to sing their songs in public. The market is open from 10 am to 6 pm and is near the Prince Edward MTR Station.
Entering the Bird Garden
An escape in the middle of Mongkok
Beautifully handcrafted cages
A feathered friend
Hong Kong Market #2 – Hong Kong Flower Market
While you may not be looking to buy flowers on your travels, I’m a huge fan of flowers so I just like to go and take a look at blooms. It was on our way back from the Bird Market to our hotel so we weaved in and out of floral shops.
Hong Kong Market #3 – Goldfish Market
Here’s another market that you may not be buying things at but I loved seeing all the different fish. It’s only a block long in the middle of Kowloon but worth it for photos!
Hong Kong Market #4 – Temple Street Night Market
The Temple Street Night Market is in the Jordan area of Kowloon. It’s several blocks and there are tons of great eateries in the vicinity as well. My local friend who’s a chef took my friends and I, for some seafood and shopping. There are seafood purveyors who you can buy from and then they cook it for you to eat. Since that visit, Temple Street has been one of my favourite Hong Kong markets.
Rows on rows of vendors selling gadgets, trinkets, clothing, toys and more!
Hilarious signs at the market
Mmmm spicy crab!! Get some!
My friend getting her fortune read
Reading my hands
Hong Kong Market #5 – Antique Row aka Cat Street
Over on the Hong Kong Island side is a market called Cat Street where you can find beautiful antiques and curios to bring back home. I loved just wandering around and seeing what was being sold. My friend found a really cool vintage glass clock. I’d love to go back when I have a permanent home, it’s amazing for home decor. Antique Row is located along Hollywood Road in Central.
My friend Anthony perusing. Side eye from the vendor lol
I know there are several other markets that I am missing like Stanley Market, Toy Market, the Wet Market (Chun Yeung Street), and more. I’ll be sure to add more on future visits!!