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The Best Markets in Mongkok – Something for Every Shopper

Looking to combine shopping in Hong Kong with a chance to experience colourful local culture? The Mongkok markets are ideal choices for such escapades, each known to specialise in particular products which makes shopping easier as well.

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Ladies' Market

One of the most popular markets in Mongkok, Ladies' Market has much to offer fashionistas who also have budget constraints! Encompassing a one-kilometre area, this street market has over 100 stalls with a wide range of fashionable items including clothing, cosmetics, jackets, accessories, bags, belts, hoodies, stockings, watches, shoes, hats and more. You can buy souvenirs, toys and home furnishings here too. Remember not all branded items are "original" and bargaining is important.

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Sneakers Street

Next to Ladies' Market you will find Sneakers Street, the perfect place to take care of all your footwear needs. Easy to reach for those staying at hotels in Mongkok, Hong Kong, this market on Fa Yuen Street has been up and running since the 1980s and will have shoe-lovers in raptures of delight. From old-school kicks to limited-edition releases, shoes and sneakers from around the world can be found here including brands such as Nike, Adidas, Puma, Reebok and Skechers.

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Temple Street Night Market

When it comes to night markets in Hong Kong, the Temple Street Night Market is a favourite. Properties the likes of Dorsett Mongkok even offer shuttle buses so guests can easily access this market on Temple Street where one will also find the Tin Hau Temple. Bargains and bargaining galore are what to expect be it on watches, clothing, electronics, souvenirs, trinkets, antiques, teaware or jade. Apart from the chance to savour yummy local cuisine, you may also have encounters with fortune tellers or even opera singers!

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Mong Kok Flower Market

The sights and sounds of this market are particularly pleasant because it is filled with all things floral. The Mong Kok Flower Market is a place where you will find numerous stalls and vendors selling a diverse array of flowers of all varieties and colours. Apart from decorative purposes, the flowers sold here include those that are said to bring good fortune too. To catch this market on Flower Market Road in full flow, visit during the run-up to the Chinese New Year.

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Goldfish Market

Those venturing along Tung Choi Street North will come across a rather unique market which true to its name, has plenty of goldfish on offer! In fact, goldfish are said to bring good luck which makes them a popular pet for locals to buy. However, you will also find other exotic and tropical fish species at the Goldfish Market which can cost quite a lot. Apart from fish, this market is where one will find impressive aquariums and even some snakes, turtles and spiders for sale too.

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Bird Market

Also referred to as the Bird Garden, this unique market can be found along Yuen Po Street and features a traditional-style Chinese garden. There are many stalls here selling all manner of birds from oriental magpie-robins and canaries to parrots and parakeets. There are also a variety of cages including those made from bamboo, water dishes made from porcelain and other accessories. Additionally, it is a popular place for local bird owners to meet and to even take their birds within the cages for a "walk" as it were!

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