Snap up a Bargain
Escape the malls and head for a spot of bargain hunting at some of Hong Kong’s best markets. Browse the stalls, soak up the atmosphere and most importantly haggle for a good deal! You will find everything from clothes, to electronics, from goldfish to jade – whatever is on your shopping list is available if you look in the right place.
We have listed all the markets in our directory, but here are our five favourites.
The Ladies Market in Mong Kok offers a local market experience and on offer are bags, clothes and things for kids. Head over there in the late afternoon and browse the stalls, and street stores, haggle for a bargain and enjoy stepping away from the malls.
Prince Edward flower market has amazing fresh and dried flowers, plants and all things green fingered. If you are looking to spruce up your outside space, or if you want to add a bit of colour to your home, this market is the place to come. Stalls are crammed together on and around Flower Market Road, and the choice of indoor and outdoor plants is second to none. It is the place to come at Christmas for fresh Christmas trees and decorations.
Wan Chai market is one of the markets where the locals shop, so prices are reasonable and it’s not necessary to bargain hard. On offer are kids toys, clothing and accessories and it’s particularly good around festival time (Chinese New Year, Haloween) for decorations and fancy dress items.
Chun Yeung Street Wet Market is full of busy stalls selling fruit, veg, meat and fish. It’s best reached by hopping on an east bound tram as the tram line runs straight through the middle of the market. This is one of the busiest and most popular wet markets on the island and is well worth a visit. Just a few streets away is the indoor market on Java Road, home to a huge open plan food court with a variety of restaurants, but the most famous one, Tung Po, is the place to go for a truly local dining experience.
The Jade Market in Kowloon is the place to go for jade jewellery and trinkets. Jade is valued here due to its association with long life and good luck, so head over to the market and find your own special piece of this special stone.