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Alternatives to Temple Street Night Market

Today Temple Street Night Market is unique and there are no other destinations in Hong Kong that approach it.  Many years ago there was a "poor mans' night club" on Hong Kong island, first at a location in Hollywood Road, then next to the Macau Ferry terminal. But these have now closed. Only the Kowloon Temple Street Night Market in Jordan maintains this tradition.

At the same time there are aspects of the night market which do exist elsewhere.

Ladies shopping

Fashion, accessories, handbags - stalls selling this type of items exist in some other markets as well. Particularly the nearby Ladies Market on Tong Choi Street, and the Jardines Bazaar in Causeway Bay. However both of these are daytime markets and are closed by mid evening.

Tourist souvenirs

Small trinkets and reproduction antiques, Chinese calligraphy and seals, small jade items like rings, bracelets and pendants and also be found in Stanley Market on the south side of Hong Kong island, and to a smaller extent in The Lanes of Central Hong Kong.


Cat's Street, properly called Upper Lascar Road, and the nearby Hollywood Road in the mid-levels of Hong Kong island are popular places to get real and reproduction antiques that make great souvenirs or interior design items.

Fortune telling

Wong Tai Sin Temple by far the best place to go an have a traditional fortune telling

Seafood dining on the street

Lei Yue Mun in Kowloon, Lamma Island and Cheung Chau which is another island, are all places you can buy and eat fresh seafood in an outdoor environment which resembles that of Temple Street Night Market.

Temple Street Gallery

Vibrant sight by day and night


Get to the Night Market

Visitors and locals alike congregate in the evenings in Hong Kong's last remaining Night Market. The Night Market at Temple Street has been a fixture of the Jordan/Yau Ma Tei district since at least the 1920s and probably before.

Today it boasts market stalls with fashions and accessories, seafood and claypot rice in traditional Dai Pai Dong restaurants, fortunetellers and tarot card readers, and Cantonese Opera singers. Nowhere else in Hong Kong is such an interesting cross section of Hong Kong culture, cuisine, commerce and society to be found.


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