Temple Street Night Market

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Temple Street Night Market showing signage and night scenes

Bargain hard for jade, listen to Chinese Opera, have your fortune told by a bird, and enjoy claypot rice in Hong Kong’s favorite nighttime market.

A visit to the Temple Street Night Market is one of those quintessential Hong Kong experiences. Once known as “the poor man’s nightclub," for over a century this five-block string of stalls, vendors and fortune tellers has been entertaining locals and visitors alike.

With its gaudy banners and bare light bulbs illuminating the faces of Chinese characters and their colorful wares, Temple Street makes for wonderful theater. Enjoy the sight of locals playing Chinese chess and the sounds of spirited haggling. The market is worth visiting for the atmosphere alone, even if you aren’t looking to buy anything.

The market is sometimes called the men’s market for its assortment of male clothing. There's also a large range of electronic goods and accessories as well as watches, jade, antiques and much more, all at negotiable prices. If you are looking for bargain souvenirs, this is the place to shop.

Add an element of mysticism to your visit and get your fortune told at one of many stalls that populate the street. Take your pick from tarot readers, Chinese astrologists, palmists or even a small caged bird who will select a fortune card from a pack.

For a break from the haggling, stop by one of the Cantonese Opera tents. Opera troupes and clubs have been gathering in Temple Street for decades to practice and socialize, so feel free to sit and soak up the distinctive strains of Chinese opera.

When hunger strikes, order up a claypot rice or noodle dishes from one of the many food stalls. While you’re in the area, visit the nearby bird and flower markets, or pay your respects at the Tin Hau Temple, the temple which gave the street its name. Another of Hong Kong’s popular market streets is the Ladies’ Market, open during the day and only a short distance to the north.

Temple Street Markets usually open in the late afternoon and stay open every night until late. Access the markets from the MTR stations at Yau Ma Tei or Jordan.

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Eaton HK
Eaton HK
4 out of 5
380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥6,156 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Located in Jordan, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Temple Street Night Market, Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre, and Kowloon Park. Ladies' ...
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Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon
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The price is ¥7,169 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Located in Mong Kok, this luxury hotel is steps from Flower Market and Yuen Po Bird Market. Mong Kok Stadium and Sneaker Street are also within 10 minutes. Hong ...
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Cordis, Hong Kong
Cordis, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
The price is ¥9,965 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
This family-friendly Kowloon hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Langham Place Mall and Ladies' Market. Flower Market and Victoria ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,730 reviews)
"Spacious, view good, big window, bed clean and comfortable, toilet clean. Excellent room condition. Staffs are nice and helpful."

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

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Hotel Madera Hong Kong
Hotel Madera Hong Kong
4 out of 5
1 Cheong Lok Street, Jordan, Kowloon
The price is ¥5,393 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 21
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Eaton HK
Eaton HK
4 out of 5
380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon
The price is ¥6,156 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
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Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon
The price is ¥7,169 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Royal Plaza Hotel
Cordis, Hong Kong
Cordis, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
The price is ¥9,965 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
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4 out of 5
148 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
The price is ¥5,615 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
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The Mira Hong Kong Hotel
The Mira Hong Kong Hotel
5 out of 5
Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
The price is ¥9,442 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
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Nathan Hotel
Nathan Hotel
4 out of 5
378 Nathan Road, Kowloon
The price is ¥6,894 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
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New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
5 out of 5
72 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
The price is ¥10,356 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
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The Langham, Hong Kong
The Langham, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
8 Peking Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
The price is ¥12,166 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 4
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