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Top 05 Street Markets in Hong Kong – Best Venue to Experience Local Culture

The street markets of Hong Kong will not disappoint the shopaholic or the culture buff; as a stroll around these bustling precincts will reward you with a gamut of retail stalls to browse.


Fun Temple Street Night Market

If you want to add an aspect of fun to your shopping spree, head over to Temple Street where the vibes are just right for that added holiday sparkle. The shopping consists of a range of low-cost items that are displayed along the 600-metre long road. Embroidered Chinese jackets, clothes, antiques, jade products, electronics and some well-known brands are up for sale; mind you most items are cheap fakes but still worth a browse. The 'fun' ratio consists of exotic food stalls and fortune tellers offering some mystery and intrigue with face readings, palm reading and tarot card readings. In the early hours of the evening if you head over to the nearby Tin Hau Temple there will be some colourful Chinese opera performances taking place.


Ladies Market for the Ultimate Bargain

A woman on holiday will certainly enjoy a good bout of shopping and the Ladies Market does well to satiate the appetite of any hard-core shopaholic. Mind you it's not strictly for ladies; the name simply implies the original standing of the market which still offers a good selection of ladies garments, fashion accessories, household articles and cosmetics. But if the men with you want to tag along do encourage them as this very popular tourist market offers a range of products for males as well.


Ap Liu Street for Electronic Bargains and More

Ap Liu Street is located close to the Sham Shui Po MTR station; it is even more interesting than the ladies market. Products are cheaper and varied making the market well worth a visit. The place is very popular as a bargain hub for electronics, watches, coins, antiques and latest gadgets. Watch out though for sellers do try to scam unsuspecting customers and some savvy bargaining and inspection techniques must be practised. The same techniques are needed when hunting for the best cost effective Asia hotels; a rather hassle-free encounter for seasoned travellers or those browsing the likes of Travelodge Hotels Asia.


Lascar Row Take Home Cheap Antiques

Lascar Road or Cat Street as it is also called is a 200-metre long precinct home to a variety of antique stores. The area is denominated as Upper Lascar Row and Lower Lascar Row along the Lok Ku Road intersection. Visitors keen on discovering all sorts of collectables and antiques should head over to this area where products such as fascinating Oriental antiques, jewellery, silks, porcelain, jade products, paintings, woodwork and all manner of vintage products are up for sale.


Hollywood Road for a Culture Rush

A fine amalgamation of East and West cultures are present here. Head over to the Soho district for western style restaurants and bars while the Lan Kwai Fong area offers a good collection of Hong Kong style eateries and entertainment venues.