With a fine collection of sprawling shopping complexes, mega malls and popular street markets, Hong Kong has always been a shopper’s paradise. While you can indulge in the best of luxury shopping experience here, there are some colourful old street markets as well selling all sorts of items from cheap clothing, jewellery and accessories to dried seafood, goldfishes and birds! Take a look at some of these exciting old street markets:
One of the most popular outdoor shopping hubs in Hong Kong, Ladies Market is one exciting place shopaholics should not miss. The market has more than 100 stalls selling exquisite cloth items, accessories and various fashion goods at reasonable prices. Though this market largely caters to women, there are also a lot of items for men and a variety of household products and souvenirs offered. Food lovers can try a scrumptious range of delicious delicacies at some best restaurants and eateries in the Mong Kok area surrounding the market.
Tai Po Market
Tai Po Market is known for serving best local flavours in Hong Kong. There are a large number of shops in the market selling a fine variety of fruits, Hakka rice cakes, delicious sea food and much more. You can also shop for fresh meat and fish items here. There is a multi floored food centre close to the market representing the very best of community dining and where foodies can enjoy an array of delicious cuisines ranging from Cantonese to Indian.
Ko Shing Street
Located in Sheung Wan, a lively area renowned for its down-to-earth vibe, Ko Shing Street is one of the best places in Hong Kong to shop for traditional Chinese medicines, herbal products and many other health care products. This place is easily accessible by metro or tram. The dispensary employees in the market have extensive medical knowledge; and you can get here an array of medicines with a long history. A visit to the market is not complete without sampling traditional Chinese health foods such as star fish, dried sea food and abalone.
Graham Street Market
Counted among the oldest open air markets in Hong Kong, Graham Street Market is visited by many tourists all throughout the year. The market has two lines of stalls selling fresh vegetables, seafood, meat, tofus and sweets; and you can delight in a plethora of vivid scenes in the afternoon. It is the original Hong Kong-style “wet market” stretching some 500 feet from Hollywood Road to Queen’s Road Central. The market was also featured in a scene from the famous movie, Rush Hour. You cannot miss to head to 13Peel, a little cafe in the market and enjoy a single-origin coffee.
Business Card Market
Another interesting market in Hong Kong is Business Card Market, located in Sheung Wan. The market is full of printing shops creating finely designed business cards according to your taste. You have to simply take your CD or USB flash drive with your required calling card design on it and have it printed as per your specifications. Here you can also shop for fascinating Chinese Souvenir seals engraved in stone. Besides, you cannot miss to head to one of the fresh fruit juice stalls here and enjoy a refreshing drink.