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Why Ladies Market is special ?
Despite its name, it is not only for the ladies, here you will find a wide variety of men's clothing, and just about all kinds of merchandise including small household items, electronic gadgets and toys.
The Ladies Market is located in the Kowloon side in the overcrowded district of Mongkok, although quite frequented by tourists, this has a very "local" atmosphere in what used to be known as the heartland of the Hong Kong triad gangs. It's now a great attraction of tourist to Hongkong.
What to explore at Ladies Market?
With over 100 stalls of bargain clothing, accessories and souvenirs, the Ladies’ Market on Tung Choi Street provides a one-kilometre stretch on which to practise your haggling skills. It gets its name from the huge amount of clothing and accessories on sale for women of all ages; however, with watches, cosmetics, bags, home furnishings, CDs and trinkets also up for grabs, you don’t need to be just in the market for a pair of nylon stockings to find something within its crowded aisles.
How to get to Ladies Market?
From Star Ferry, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon side:
Walk to the T.S.T. MTR station (careful not the TST East station) and take the Tuen Wan line in the Tuen Wan direction as far as the Mong Kok station. Then exits via exit D3.
Outside the Peninsula Hotel take the KMB bus 234X and get off at Shan Tung street in Mong Kok
From any MTR stations:
Uses the MTR and go to Mong Kok station (not Mong Kok East). Take the E2 exit and walk along Nathan Road towards Shan Tung Street.
Uses the MTR and go into Hong Kong station (note, not Central Station which is connected to it), then take the fast Tung Chung line towards Tung Chung as far as Nam Cheong, change to the West Rail line as far as Hung Hom and change to the East Rail line and go as far as Mong Kok East.
Walk to Star Ferry and cross the harbour on the ferry, then take one of the routes as above.
Go to the fire station and go into Canal Road West and wait for bus 171 which will take you all the way there in one go!
Take the MTR on the island line towards Sheung Wan and get off at Central station, take the long inside walk to the Hong Kong station then the route as above from central.
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- Shoppers paradise
- Lots of fun, hunt for bargain
- Cheap and cheerful
- Must visit for shopaholics
- Vibrant and authentic
Tung Choi Street, Hong Kong, China
Tips for you
1) Agree on a price for a 'non-brand' item (e.g.. ladies wallet or handbag), THEN ask for the under the table branded one....often MK or Jimmy Choo, Hermes 2) Sorry to say this, but you have to be BOLD here. I've had my wrist grabbed. I firmly say "please do not touch me". Walk away. Do NOT agree to 'sit for 2 minutes' while they go get a colour for you- it could be 15 minutes, and the stall two over probably has what you're looking for! 3) They're ARE deals to be had here, but it takes some practice. We buy our replica watches in Thailand, but I've heard they have them here, but again, you have to ask for "the good ones" and IF you pay $30 USD for a watch, IT WILL NOT LAST a week. You have to pay around $80-100 for the good ones. I've had a few beautiful ones that have lasted a long time. 4) HAVE FUN!! It's a colourful, lively, place like no other Asian market. This is Hong Kong!!
2 mins walk from Mong kok MTR station. It is a big street with shops on both sides. Good place to buy leather bags dresses ornaments and toys. Bargain to get a good price. They usually quote 10 times the original price when u enquire. I enquired a leather bag and a girl offered me 350 dollars but i finally got 5 bags from her for 500 dollars. All leather bags are of good design and good quality. Sometimes the area becomes very crowded. U will need atleast 3 hours to come around the area. It is a pedestrian only street. shop keepers use aggressievness in their sales tactics and if you walk away, you'll find that they will grab your shirt and pull you back. some even plead if u bargain but never mind them.
Bargain! They won't let you leave unless you buy something and every time you try to leave the price will go lower. And if they finally let you leave - that means that's as low as it gets - take it!