Temple Street Night Market

Temple street Night Market
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The Temple Street Night Market is now the last remaining night market in Hong Kong. It is also one of the famous and largest open air markets in the country, located at Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. The place was named after a Tin Hau Temple, which was built during the Qing Dynasty.

This night market used to specialized in selling items for men and it was referred to as the “Men’s street.” But now, any items can be found on Temple Street. Tourists and locals visit the street to shop and bargain for deals on clothes, footwear, watches, bags, electronic gadgets and so much more.

The Temple Street Night Market also offers authentic Chinese cuisine and exotic foods. It is one of the few places in the country where traditional street-foods or famously known as Dai Pai Dong and restaurants can be found.

Besides from shopping and dining, people will also find herbalist, fortune tellers and can even enjoy watching the performances of Cantonese Opera.

The street is also one of the most desirable locations in Hong Kong to shoot films. In fact, some Hong Kong films was set here such as The Mean Street Story, The Prince of Temple Street (1992), God of Cookery and Queen of Temple Street (1990).

The Temple Street Night Market opens in the afternoon till midnight. It can be easily reached through MTR from anywhere else in the region.

Temple Street Night Market
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