- 1 Take the Kids to Temple Street Night Market
- 2 What’s special about Temple Street Night Markets?
- 3 We can’t wait to visit on our next trip! What about you, have you been there?
- 4 Travel Options
- 5 Toadstool Rating (by the kids)
- 6 Google map link
- 7 The Inside Scoop
- 8 City Essentials
- 10 Click here to follow Roam the Gnome on Instagram.
Take the Kids to Temple Street Night Market
When we travel, our normal nightly routine of dinner, bath, book, bed goes OUT THE WINDOW. There’s no way we are missing out on even a drop of fun, and night markets can be super dooper fun for kids.
Yes, night markets can be a little taxing on the ticker – there’s nothing worse than losing sight of your child in a market during the day but at night, it’s catch-your-breath kind of stuff. I put the little guy in the ergo and keep him close by, leaving me with free hands to grab hold of the bigger one before he darts away to look at some trinket that has captured his attention. Trailing one is about all I can manage so the Ergo earns its’ keep on these nightly jaunts.
What’s special about Temple Street Night Markets?
Temple Street Night Market has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for clothes, trinkets, technology and electronics, music, teaware, household items, jade jewellery, luggage tags, luggage bags, traditional Chinese arts and crafts, mobile phone accessories, toys, or new socks, you can definitely find a treasure or two without blowing the budget. Get ready for the haggle – it’s the done thing. Designated a no-car zone between 2pm and midnight, the street is labelled a “Part-time Pedestrian Area” and yellow barriers are put in place to police that.
Temple Street Night Market has been popular for decades – it’s a local institution AND the last remaining night market in Hong Kong. Tin Hau temple is in the middle of the main street, and is surrounded by market stalls AND incredible food options (claypot rice, seafood, noodles) via street stalls and restaurants. You can’t miss it. Enter via the giant red pagoda and get set to enjoy the Chinese festivity of a Hong Kong market, complete with it’s own fortune tellers, singers, Opera shows, and entertainment.
Temple Street Night Market is open nightly, 7 days a week.
We can’t wait to visit on our next trip! What about you, have you been there?
1. By MTR rail
- MTR Yau Ma Tei Station, Exit C, turn onto Temple Street at Man Ming Lane; or,
- MTR Jordan Station, Exit A. Turn right onto Jordan Road and then take another right onto Temple Street.
Toadstool Rating (by the kids)
The Inside Scoop
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