Travels

Street Markets

Temple Street Night Market

MTR Jordan Station Exit A. Turn right into Jordan Road and walk three blocks to Temple Street. In the centre of its main drag. Trinkets, tea ware, electronics, watches, menswear, jade and antiques are scrutinised and haggled over, while claypot rice, seafood, noodles and other treats are consumed with gusto.

Address:Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
MTR Yau Ma Tei Station, Exit C, turn onto Temple Street at Man Ming Lane.

MTR Jordan Station, Exit A. Turn right onto Jordan Road and then take another right onto Temple Stree

Ladies' Market

MTR Mong Kok Station Exit E2, then walk along Nelson Street for two blocks.

With over 100 stalls of bargain clothing, accessories and souvenirs, the Ladies’ Market on Tung Choi Street provides a one-kilometre stretch on which to practise your haggling skills. It gets its name from the huge amount of clothing and accessories on sale for women of all ages; however, with watches, cosmetics, bags, home furnishings, CDs and trinkets also up for grabs, you don’t need to be just in the market for a pair of nylon stockings to find something within its crowded aisles.

Address:Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
MTR Mong Kok Station, Exit E2. Walk along Nelson Street for two blocks.

Fa Yuen Street Market

Mong Kok MTR Station, exit E2
While Ladies Market is by far the bigger and brasher of the two, Fa Yuen Street is also a brilliant introduction to consumerism, Hong Kong style.

There is so much to see and buy here that the path that runs down the center is no wider than one person at some points while the stock is stacked so high that vendors need to use poles to retrieve many items.

Address:Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
MTR Mong Kok Station, Exit D3. Walk along Argyle Street to Fa Yuen Street

Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

MTR Wong Tai Sin Station Exit B2.

The Wong Tai Sin Temple’s claim to ‘make every wish come true upon request’ might have something to do with its popularity. Home to three religions (Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism) its natural setting and beautifully ornamented buildings make it as much a scenic attraction as an important religious centre.

Address: 2, Chuk Yuen Village, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon
MTR Wong Tai Sin Station, Exit B2, walk for about three minutes.

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

Best to go at night so you can see the HK skyline. your gaze will be drawn south to the dramatic topographical and architectural spectacle that is the Hong Kong Island skyline towering over the busy waters of Victoria Harbour.

Address:Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit E. Walk towards Salisbury Road then turn right, take subway (pedestrian tunnel) next to YWCA to Hong Kong Cultural Centre, then walk to the Star Ferry Pier.
Take the Star Ferry from Central or Wan Chai. The Promenade is next to the Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Lan Kwai Fong

Lan Kwai Fong is a buzzing centre of clubs, bars and restaurants. This cheerful warren of Western-style restaurants, nightclubs, delicatessens and bars is one of the best places to go in Hong Kong for a good night out.

Lan Kwai Fong is an L-shaped, cobble-stoned lane surrounded by Central's cluster of skyscrapers. Nearby lanes are also buzzing with bistros and pubs in Hong Kong's trendiest nightlife district.

MTR, Central Station, Exit "D2"

Victoria Peak

Admission: free
Hours: 06:00 – 22:00
The highest point on Hong Kong Island, this has been the city’s most exclusive neighbourhood since colonial times – back then it was the cooler air that attracted the rich and famous;

Walk from MTR Central Station, Exit J2.

Po Lin Monastery

New Lantau Bus No.23, 2 -
Address: Ngong Ping, Lantau Island
Hours: 09:00-18:00 (Po Lin Monastery); 10:00-18:00 (Tian Tan Big Buddha)

Set amid spectacular mountain scenery on the Ngong Ping plateau on Lantau Island in Hong Kong, Po Lin Monastery is a top destination for tourists to experience a natural and cultural side of Hong Kong.

MTR Tung Chung Station Exit B, then take Ngong Ping Cable Car, which takes around 25 minutes. Then walk for around 10 minutes to the Monastery.

MTR Tung Chung Station Exit B, then take New Lantao Bus 23 from Tung Chung Town Centre, which takes around 45 minutes. Then walk for eight minutes.

Catch ferry from Central Pier 6 to Mui Wo, then take New Lantao Bus 2 to Ngong Ping Village, which takes around 40 minutes.