As a leading provider of Trans-Siberian rail journeys, we’ve been responsible for taking travellers to some of the most fascinating destinations on the planet. As well as helping you explore Russia, Mongolia, China and Vietnam, our trips to Hong Kong deliver sights, sounds and experiences that you won’t forget in a hurry. There are many reasons why we love Hong Kong. From its stunning skyline and intriguing culture to its vibrancy and international flair, there’s much to admire. Its markets also provide a captivating insight into local life on this stunning island.
Visiting a market is a must when travelling to Hong Kong, but with so many markets to choose from finding the right one to top off your experience isn’t easy. Discover the best Hong Kong markets and make the itinerary of your upcoming Trans-Siberian trip extra special and truly authentic.
Temple Street Night Market
At its most active after 8pm, Temple Street Night Market is a must visit and a foodie’s paradise. One of the best places to eat in Hong Kong, here you’ll get to sample some of the most authentic cuisine around. It’s not just foodies that will be left completely satisfied (and not to mention full) after this market experience. As well as being an open kitchen, the market is home to Canton singing houses, fortune tellers and herbalists.
Don’t be dissuaded from visiting this market if you’re a man. The Ladies Market is open to both ladies and gentlemen, and is in fact the city’s most famous street market. Sporting the typical hustle and bustle of any Asian market, the Ladies Market on Tung Choi Street sells clothes as well as trinkets. It’s also home to the city’s ‘knock-offs’ as Culture Trip describes:
“Yes, designer fakes are openly sold here – mostly handbags and wallets. Of course, the selling of counterfeits is illegal in Hong Kong, and the market has been subject to raids in the past. As a result, many vendors of fake goods won’t openly display their wares, but put out catalogs and only fetch what you’re interested in – you may even be asked to go a back room to check out the goods… Be sure to haggle! Unfortunately, foreigners are bound to be quoted outrageous prices compared to locals. Don’t be afraid to ask for 25% or even 50% off the original asking price and haggle up from there.”
If antiques and collectables are more your thing, then you just have to head to Cat Street. With vendors selling jade, coins and old Chinese memorabilia, Cat Street is the perfect place to pick up a unique present or something interesting to decorate your own mantelpiece. The market is conveniently situated next to Hollywood Road, a location known as the home of some of the greatest Chinese collectables and antiques on the planet.
Looking for an Instagram-worthy spot to snap some pics for your profile? Hong Kong is full of picturesque settings, but the Flower Market in Prince Edward has to be the prettiest. It’s the largest market of its kind in the city. Its range of exotic plants and flowers attracts huge crowds of visitors and locals, especially as the Lunar New Year approaches and people shop for luck-bringing blooms. Enjoy the colours and aroma of this beautiful street market, even if you don’t end up buying anything.