Except for high-end shopping malls, there are also a variety of street markets in Hong Kong for you to enjoy shopping or experience the local life and culture. Street Markets is grouping similar businesses on one street, which means you can do much more at one place: food, clothes, electronics and shoes, goldfish, birds. You might have more fun by hanging out in markets, perhaps grabbing a bargain at its quirky stalls.
• Stanley Market
Address: Stanley New Street, Island South, Hong Kong Island
Opening Hours: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
How to get to Stanley Market: there is no direct access on the MTR. Therefore, visitors should take a bus or taxi. Take the MTR to get to Exchange Square Bus Terminus, where you can transfer to buses No. 6, 6A, 6X and 260 to get to the market.
Stanley market is one of the famous street markets in Hong Kong and the place that you can't miss whiling traveling in Hong Kong. This market was developed from a small village market to a world-famous tourist attraction, as it attracts so many different kinds of people from around the world with different walks of life. Here you can find diverse amount of vendors selling everything from traditional Chinese garments to luxury handbags. There are various items of kiosks and shops, varying from Chinese traditional arts and crafts, antiques, cane products, calligraphy and paintings, silk clothing, cloth, fashion clothing, postcards, etc. it is definitely a good places to buy gifts or souvenirs.
The biggest feature in Stanley is that it is in a style of harmonious fusion by Chinese antique and western culture. There is not only markets for you to have t leisure stroll, but also sunshine beach, unique buildings and shopping & dinning centers around the market. It is a good place for sightseeing and leisure. Stanley not only attracts tourists to do shopping, the locals come here often. There are many more plus-size clothes, wear suitable for foreigners. There are lots of bars nearby as well. Except for the market, Stanley Main Beach, Tin Hau Temple, Stanley Square nearby are worth visiting.
• Jardine's Crescent
Address: Jardine's Crescent, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Opening Hours: 11:00am - 9:30pm
Hoe to get there: take MTR and get off at Causeway Bay station, then get out through Exit F and turn right. It is just a few steps away from the subway station.
Jardine's Crescent is sited in the central area of shopping area of Causeway Bay. It presents itself a narrow street with many stalls where vendors sell a wide variety of goods, mostly inexpensive men's and women's clothes, as well as bags, accessories and souvenirs. As an open market, you can feel free to bargain for a better price if you are interested in buying something. Also, there is Jardine's Bazaar, which is parallel to the Crescent. It provides all kinds of local restaurants and shops selling clothes, Chinese medicine, etc.
• Cat Street (Antiques)
Address: intersection of Hollywood Road and Upper Lascar Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island
How to get there: take MTR and get off at Central Station, the get out through Exit D2. Turn right onto Theatre Lane and walk along Queen's Road Central towards The Center. Then take the Central Mid - Levels Escalator to Hollywood Road.
Cat Street is a place where you could find treasures, within its fantastic congregation of antique dealers, art galleries and curio merchants. This is also the place to go for bargains in jade, embroideries, silk products, wooden handicrafts and other art items.
• Chun Yeung Street (Wet Market)
Address: Chun Yeung Street, North Point, Hong Kong Island
How to get there: take a tram to North Point at Causeway Bay
Multitude of wet markets in Hong Kong are windows for visit to explore a vivid and timeless world of food shopping that refuses to be extinguished by modern supermarkets. Chun Yeung Street is one of them. Hop on an eastbound tram heading towards the North Point Tram Terminus and, without warning, you’ll swing off the broad King’s Road onto a narrow street which is lined on either side with buzzy stalls selling meat, seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables, etc. here you can experience the sights and sounds of old-school market business in full swing.
• Dried Seafood Street and Tonic Food Street
Address: Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island
How to get there: take MTR to Sheung Wan Station, then get out through Exit A2. Walk towards Queen's Road Central via Hillier Street and you will find it.
These shops in Dried Seafood Street and Tonic Food Street are fantastic insights into local food and health culture. In the mornings, trucks queuing along the street to replenish the shops, which soon become choked with housewives inspecting the likes of black moss, dried sausage, dried snakeskin and expensive dried scallop. The street is particularly lively in the run up to Chinese New Year when households are preparing for festive banqueting. Hong Konger are quite specialized in cooking seafood. If you are interested, you can buy some and take them to a nearby restaurant to cook for you by paying extra cost.
• Fa Yuen Street & Sneaker Street
Address: Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Opening Hours: Shops on Sneakers Street: 11am - 10:00pm; Street Market: 10:30am - 10:30pm
How to get there: Sneakers Street: take MTR to Mong Kok station and then get out through Exit E2 or D3; Street Market: take MTR to Prince Edward station and then get out through Exit B2.
Fa Yuen Street & Sneaker Street is sited between Dundas and Boundary Streets. It is a very hot place for bargain shopping as well as to buy any type of sports shoes. It is paralleled to other shopping streets located next to each other: Tung Choi Street, which comprises the Ladies Market in the south and the Goldfish Market in the north. It is a good idea to walk around before making a purchase decision, because shops and stalls sell similar goods; maybe you will find the same thing at a lower price.
• Flower Market
Address: Flower Market Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Opening Hours: 7:00am - 7:00pm (daily, except the first day of the Chinese New Year)
How to get there: take MTR to Prince Edward station and then get out through Exit B1
Flower Market is sited in Mong Kok, just a few minutes on foot from the subway station. Most shops are generally open from 7:00am till 7:00pm. As every flower shop is independent, the opening hours are up to the owner. A good time to visit is in the morning 8:00 am to 10:00 am.
• Ladies Market
Address: Tung Choi Street between Argyle Street and Dundas Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Opening Hours: Noon - 11:30pm
How to get there: take MTR to Mongkok station and then get out through Exit E2 or D3
If you like shopping, then the Ladies Market in Hong Kong is a must-see attraction for you. Ladies Market is the most popular street market in this city. You can buy almost everything from clothing (jeans, T-shirts, hoodies, women's clothing, jackets, traditional Chinese clothes), souvenirs, bags and some leather goods to toys, shoes and fake watches. If you are good at bargaining, you can save a lot of money.
Don't be shy to bargain to get the best price. Many shops selling the similar goods, most vendors will accept about a half or even lower of the original asking price. The exception is unique products.
Almost all brands are usually fake. Do not expect to buy something real famous brands here.
• Temple Street, Kowloon
Address: Temple Street, Jordan, Kowloon
Opening Hours: 4:00 pm - midnight
How to get there: take MTR to Jordan station, then get out through Exit A; or take MTR to Yau Ma Tei station, then get out through Exit C
Temple Street is well-known with locals and tourists as a very good place for bargain shopping. Also, it is a great place for nightlife. The night view of the street is totally different from that in the day. If you come there at 4:00 or 5:00 pm, you'll see that the stalls just begin to be quite busy. The street will really comes alive as cars disappear and vendors already conveniently settle down on both sides of the street. You can find a variety of cheap things here, such as men's and women's clothes, jackets, jeans, T-shirts, and kids wear, shoes, kid's toys, leather goods, electronic products, watches, jade, DVDs and souvenirs, etc. Do not be shy to bargain when you decide to buy something.