Temple Street Night Market – The Enigmatic Temple Street Night Market

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The mystic land of China is unique due to many things, and one concept that is of immense cultural significance is the market. A vast majority of goods around the world are manufactured in China, ranging from electronics to clothing, so it comes as no surprise that China is a great place to indulge in some retail therapy. In fact many people from around the world visit China for this very reason, much to the delight of hotels in Kowloon Hong Kong such as the Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong.

Out of the many markets, malls and shopping destinations in Hong Kong, there’s one unique place that is definitely worthy of a visit, and that is the Temple Street Night Market. The market is named after the nearby Tin Hau Temple.

The Temple Street Market is one of the most picture-perfect authentic locales you could find, and would remind you of every depiction of a Chinatown you would be accustomed to. You would find bright lights, red decor, various signs, and a vast selection of shops with an equally fast assortment of items. Many a famous movie has used this particular area as a setting.

By the time the sun has gone down, the stalls will already be fully stocked and prepared to greet the crowds of that will patronise the marketplace. You will find authentic Chinese souvenirs such as various trinkets, jade products and antiques in abundance. In addition to these there will all kinds of items such as electronics, tea-ware and fashion items.

The food scene of the Temple Street Night Market is famous and you will discover all kinds of delicacies ranging from noodles to sea-food. One most delightful aspect is the variety of local busking musicians regaling the crowds with various tunes.

If you ever find yourself in Hong Kong, this is definitely an essential place to visit.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.


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