Walking the markets | Hong Kong

– Kowloon, Hong Kong –

Me and my family is staying at a hotel just near the Happy Valley horse racecourse in the region named Wan Chai at Hong Kong Island. We decided to first take a tram to a little market here at Hong Kong island and then the subway over to Kowloon to spend our day walking around the long street markets of Temple street.

Originally Hong Kong was a small fishing village. Today, it is one of the worlds most cosmopolitan cities where the east truly meets the west. It consists of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, The New Territories and other 262 small islands

The markets sell all kind of Chinese stuff like dragons, candles, Buddha statues, necklaces and bracelets, paintings, lamps, vases, sticks, stickers, teacups and much more.

But that’s just one kind of a market, there is lots of different ones ex. the famous ladies market, the goldfish market, Stanley market and more. The one we visited is named Temple Street Market and is famous because of its many colorful signs which lights up in the evening. Most of the things they sell there is stuff that doesn’t last that long like phone cases, watches, toys and a lot copies of Gucci bags, converse shoes, Nike, adidas and a lot of colorful Kånken Fjällräven bags. And they’re actually not that bad done, sometimes you can’t even notice anything that is different from a real one.

Btw a fun thing that happened to me at least 4 times was that the sellers came to me and said:

” Look, it’s Swedish” and showed me a Kånken bag. And I was like “Yeah, me too” lol.

But if you’re planing to buy something fake at a market, please don’t forget to check the spelling of the brand. For example I saw a par of shoes that was supposed to be adidas shoes (fake ones) but he had misspelled it and it stood “abidas” hahahahha sooo stupid!!

Thank you so much for reading! Until next time!

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