Hong Kong Sites: Nathan Road, Ladies’ Market + Temple Street Night Market

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!

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Incredible amount of colourful signage, neon and illuminated, protrude far out in to the street.
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Little businesses set up their wares, included this one that sells figures made out of shiny plastic beads, and a caricaturist.
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The amount of people on the street is unbelievable.

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.

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Stall after stall of quality goods.
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This goes on for blocks.
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Fun little USB’s…that don’t work!
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All your lingerie needs are covered. Who needs Victoria’s Secret!
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Super trendy bags…?

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!

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Entering the first block of fortune tellers.
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Apparently many of these fortune tellers speak English.

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.

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View of the Temple Street Market from above.
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Entry to the market.
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All high quality originals, I’m sure…
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Who knows what all this stuff is…
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A scrapbooking stall?
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Zillions of magnets.
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This places packed with tourists and locals.
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Super trendy shirts…?
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I think these are luggage tags.
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Another stall filled with traditional mementos.

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.

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These restaurants were packed with locals.
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Braden loves sitting and having a beer where he can watch people passing by.
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Our view across the way while sitting at our little table.
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Super sweaty selfie!

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!


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