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Top Five Shopping Locations in Kowloon – Highlights for the Avid Shopper

Kowloon is renowned for its splendid shopping opportunities, offering an outstanding selection of merchandise. There is a host of shopping locations here that will appeal to the avid shopper.


Temple Street Night Market

The remarkable Temple Street Night Market has the distinction of being the biggest market in the entirety of Hong Kong and as you might expect, attracts a host of shoppers including many foreign visitors. You will find a splendid selection of goods at this market, including such staples as clothing, bags, watches, shoes, home furnishings, DVDs and an attractive range of souvenirs. You will see that this market starts functioning at about the time of sunset, and continues until about 11pm. At this market it is important to bargain to obtain the best prices; you should never agree to the initial price suggested by the seller.


Harbour City

Your shopping tour of Kowloon would not be complete without visiting the mammoth mall known as Harbour City. At this huge mall, you will encounter more than 700 individual shops as well as a wide variety of regional cuisines at its restaurants and cafes. You will see that Harbour City has been divided into four distinct areas; namely Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel Arcade, Ocean Terminal, Gateway Arcade and Ocean Centre. In fact, the mall is so big that it may be a difficult undertaking to locate a specific shop here. You will see that the anchor positions at Harbour City are occupied by designer stores like Chanel and Hermes.


1881 Heritage

The distinctive 1881 Heritage is a vast and magnificent complex where you will have the opportunity to access the most recent collections of the world's foremost apparel and jewellery brands. Boutique shops at this shopping complex where you will find exclusive collections of designer items include Jaeger Couture, Shanghai Tang, Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier. The buildings in which this mall is housed are something of an attraction in themselves, as they are considered to be of cultural significance as the one-time headquarters of the Marine Police Force of Hong Kong. You will see that the buildings here are reminiscent of those of Britain in Victorian times, with prominent entryways and elaborate bannisters.



The popular Elements mall boasts an outstanding selection of mid-range as well as upscale fashion apparel stores, in addition to an array of dining choices. You will also find a splendid variety of entertainment choices here including a cinema complex and an ice rink. Visitors will see that this mall has been divided into a number of different zones representing the five traditional elements of wood, metal, earth, water and fire. You will find that this mall has been laid out conveniently attracting a large number of families. You will also find that the dining venues offer splendid views of the harbour. A choice of accommodation to consider from which Elements mall and other Kowloon tourist attractions would be within easy reach would be Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong.


Ladies' Market

The popular Ladies' Market is sure to capture the imagination of the avid shopper as it offers a seemingly never-ending collection of stalls selling goods such as clothing, fashionable jewellery, shoes, souvenirs for tourists and various other trinkets. You will find that this market extends about one kilometre in diameter and can become crowded, particularly during weekends. Visitors will find that the quality of the merchandise can vary greatly, and you must be ready to bargain confidently as the stall holders are sure to start with excessive prices. However, if you keep this in mind the Ladies' Market can be an enjoyable experience.