Temple Street Night Market Tours – Hong Kong, China

Temple Street Night Market
庙街夜市

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About this place

Temple Street (Yau Ma Tei) is located in the heart of a bustling shopping district, extending from Man Ming lane on the north side to Nanking Street on the south end. It was named after a nearby temple honouring the goddess Tin Hau. More than just a market, Temple Street's unique atmosphere makes it a must-see attraction ideal for exploring, shopping, and people-watching.

Temple Street Night Market

Temple Street Night Market is the liveliest night market in Hong Kong. It opens at 4:00pm, but the best time to visit is about 8:00pm as most stalls open after sunset. A wide range of inexpensive items are available in the market, especially for men. That is why it is also called 'Men's Street' (see also Ladies Market in Tung Choi Street of Mong Kok). Aside from shopping for cheap clothes, watches, pirated CDs and DVDs, and fake labels, you can try face or palm reading by fortune-tellers or watch a Chinese opera performance. If you are into collectibles such as Mao memorabilia, old posters, coins, or opium pipes, you will be able to find these treasures on Public Square Street.

Tip:

Always bargain the price down, even if there is a marked or quoted price (marked price is usually unavailable for items like collectibles), see tips for bartering in China.

On Temple Street, go for the street food vendors instead of the restaurants. Head for either Woo Sung Street, which runs parallel to Temple Street to the east, or to the section of Temple Street north of the temple. There is plenty of 'dai pai dong' (open-air street stall) food ranging from fishballs to full meals. To get some warmth in wintertime, don’t miss the pot-rice ('bowl chai fan') or congee that is cooked and served hot to you.

Tip:

A good way to tackle the night market is to start at the top by taking the MTR to Yau Ma Tei and walk south from Portland Street. This way you will end up near the hotels and bars of Tsim Sha Tsui when you have finished shopping.

Hours:

Daily from 4:00pm to 12:00 mid-night

How to get there:

- At Yau Ma Tei MTR station exit C, walk along Man Ming Lane, turn left, walk along Shanghai Street for three blocks you will reach the Public Square Street.
- At Jordan MTR station exit A, turn right and walk along Jordan Road for three blocks.

Estimated duration of trip:

3 hours including shopping and dinner. 

Also See:
Jade Market and Jade Street
Tin Hau Temple

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