If you have been following our day of market exploration, then you’re ready for the third installment. If not, you can catch up and read about the Wan Chai Market here and Avenue of Comic Stars + Flower Market + Bird Market + Pet Market here! After leaving the Pet Market we walked over to Nathan Road to find some more markets to explore.
Nathan Road is a main road in Kowloon, in the Tsim Sha Tsui area, and is a classic Hong Kong experience. If you are claustrophobic or don’t like crowds this is not the place for you. However, if you’re interested in experiencing sensation overload and feel like you’ve visited the heart of this incredible city, hurry over!
If you do one thing today, watch this video! We loved watching this group! The music is pretty catchy and you’ll be sure to pick up some sweet dance moves if you pay attention to the guy on the left. Braden also panned around a bit to show the streets, signs and people on the street.
After checking out Nathan Road we found our way to the Ladies’ Market, which is set up on a street that runs parallel to Nathan Street just one block away on Tung Choi Street. The Ladies Market is not just for ladies and sells alllllll sorts of wares.
After the Ladies’ Market we took a walk to another market and on the way came across what I think of as Psychic Street. Basically it’s two full blocks of Fortune Tellers lined up in their tents sharing their insights with anyone who will sit down and pay. We didn’t stop but I think we should go back and learn our fortune!
A block after Psychic Street we got to the Temple Street Night Market. Seriously, so many markets. We got to the entry area and Braden looked back and noticed the parking structure (which, incidentally, had a major freeway running through it) behind us. We walked up to capture a bird’s eye view of the market. It seemed to stretch on forever and was so colourfully lit up.
After so much walking and exploring (good thing we wore comfy running shoes!) we were ready for a beer. We liked the look of Temple Street Spicy Crab so we sat down outside. It was so fun to people-watch as everyone walked by and also watch the food arriving to tables around us.
We were tired and ready to head home so after our beer we walked to Jordan Street Station and took the MTR back to our house. Fun night of exploring!