Despite the sprouting skyscrapers and industrial developments, Hong Kong has never lost its ancient traditions. Amidst the tall towers and international corporations lie a colourful collection of local markets, where the people of Hong Kong have been shopping for over a century.
This vibrant market tour leads you right into the centre of the action. Experience Hong Kong like never before, as you take a whistle-stop tour of some of the city’s liveliest markets.
The fun begins at Hong Kong’s famous flower market. A cacophony of colour, this sweet-smelling market has over fifty shops. Breathe in the floral aromas as you pass lucky houseplants, exotic flowers and more.
The tour then heads to Yuen Po Street Bird Garden. A welcome sanctuary from the city commotion, explore traditional Chinese courtyards, moon gates and songbird stalls, all to the serene chirping of a thousand birds.
Next, put your bargaining skills to the test at Mong Kok’s clothes market. The most densely populated neighbourhood on Earth, the atmosphere in Mong Kok is electric. Take a deep breath and step into the madness!
Shanghai Street is next on the agenda. The tour heads to Yau Ma Tei fruit market, a century-old wholesale market selling exotic fruits from all over the world, before visiting the internationally celebrated Jade Market. Here you can learn about local beliefs, and find out how to distinguish between real and imitation jade.
The final stop on the tour is Temple Street. Amble around Yau Ma Tei plaza, where local people can be found lounging beneath the shade of Banyan trees. The perfect place to end your journey into the heart of Hong Kong’s market culture, find a spot to relax and reflect on the day’s adventures.