Temple Street Night Market Hong Kong, a shopper's dream

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The Temple Street Night Market is an irresistible attraction, particularly for those of the male sex. It is a striking sight, with row upon row of brightly illuminated stalls displaying a mind-boggling assortment of merchandise, mostly inexpensive goods appealing to men, such as watches, pens, garments, CDs and DVDs, cassettes, luggage, hardware and electronic gadgets. This is the reason why the avenue is also referred to as ‘Men's Street'.

At one end of the avenue, in the area known as Yau Ma Tei, you will find many fortune-tellers, along with aficionados of Chinese opera who seek enthusiasts with similar tastes so as to stage unrehearsed performances. The street really becomes animated after sunset, although it is accessible from 4 pm to midnight.

The fortune tellers of Temple Street usually employ caged white finches which have been trained to select your fortune card from the card lot. A majority of the fortune tellers are palm and face readers.

The watches on offer are mainly duplicates of famous brands and local makes. Although there are no guarantees, most of these do keep time; second hand genuine brands are also available.

The variety of clothes available is not always of the best quality; good selections here include quality silks, inexpensive T-shirts, cotton dresses and beaded tops. There are also establishments which undertake to make custom made tailored pants. Cheap sunglasses are a strong point at Temple Street, with many designs on offer.

Leather goods are another point of interest, with inexpensive belts, shoulder bags and handbags on offer. Footwear on offer includes everything from fairly well made leather and suede shoes to cheap flip-flops. Make sure to check out the shops located to the rear of the roadside stalls to find even better bargains.

If all the exploration has made you hungry, food stalls known as Dai Pai Dongs offer a diverse array of savoury pancakes, Chinese snacks, seafood kebabs, assorted meats and fishballs. If you are still not satisfied, check out the stalls at nearby Reclamation Street which offer cheap rice-based foods and noodles.

If the traveller desires a fine Hong Kong budget hotel, the ideal accommodation would be the Cosmo Hotel. This stylish Hong Kong hotel provides all the comforts and conveniences the modern traveller requires.

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This article was published on 2010/11/18