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Friday, June 11, 2021

Hong Kong: A Shopping Paradise in Asia

Skyscrapers in Hong Kong, View from Victoria Peak

If you love to shop until you drop, then Hong Kong is a shopping paradise for you. The Asian Metropolis is well known from elegant shopping malls to street markets and bazaars. You can buy almost everything in Hong Kong from cheap clothing, souvenirs, to state-of-the-art goods. Specialty shops and markets are also available that offer silks, cottons, custom-made items, and collectible antique treasures. Most of the imported goods are not taxed, because Hong Kong is a duty-free port. You can buy expensive goods for approximately 10-15% cheaper than in other places. Making it, why shopping is one of the main reasons for visiting Hong Kong. Hong Kong is also a great place if you want to practice your haggling or bargaining skills which you can experience in the open-air street markets.


Here are some of the best places to shop in Hong Kong that are popular to Filipinos:

 

1.      Ladies' Market

Ladies' Market is located at Tung Choi Street, Mongkok. It is open daily from 11 AM to 11:30 PM (subject to change) except the first day of the Chinese New Year. Ladies' Market is one of the most iconic street bazaars in Hong Kong. As the name suggests, the market has been very attractive to women because of a wide array of clothing, handbags, jewelry, and shoes. The prices of the goods here vary hence bargaining is a must; aim for about 50% lower than the initial offer. You'll also find plenty of local coffee shops and stalls selling Hong Kong's street foods such as wonton noodles, fish balls, and deep-fried squids.


Ladies' Market

 

2.      Temple Street Night Market

Temple Street is located at Jordan, Kowloon. It opens daily from 5 PM to 11 PM (subject to change) except the first day of the Chinese New Year. Temple street is one of the liveliest and largest shopping places in Hong Kong. Just like in the Ladies' Market, it is a place for bargaining. It is one of the most popular places to shop for cheap clothes, watches, souvenirs, luggage, and even counterfeit products! So make sure to check the quality of the products before purchasing them.  Local and international restaurants are located in the area, where guests can dine after a long day of shopping. You'll also find many fortune tellers and herbalists in the street.

 

Couple shopping for Hong Kong T-shirt souvenir

3.      Tsim Sha Tsui Area

Tsim Sha Tsui is located at the tip of the Hong Kong peninsula through the iconic part of Victoria Harbour. This is one of the busiest neighborhoods in Kowloon because there is so much to see and do in the area. It is flourishing with luxury shopping malls and leisure areas with plenty of upscale shops and restaurants.


Harbour City is the largest and the most popular mall in Hong Kong. It has more than 400 stores and 50 restaurants. 
Address: 3–27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon


Hong Kong DFS Galleria is a shopping paradise for those who want to buy the latest products of the world's famous brands. It owns half of the world's fashion brands.

Address: 28 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

 

Aside from shopping, travelers could take a leisurely walk along the famous Avenue of the Stars to find the handprints of famous Hong Kong celebrities or watch the Symphony of Lights at the Victoria Harbour during the night.

 

4.      Causeway Bay Area

Causeway Bay is a district of Hong Kong Island, and covering parts of Wan Chai District. This is Hong Kong’s premier shopping destination filled with shopping malls, upscale stores, family-owned shops, and unusual boutiques. This is also a place to see some of the remnants of the city’s colonial past and Buddhist culture. Most of the stores in Causeway bay stay open from 10am to 10pm. Shopping is what Hong Kong causeway bay is most popular for. Here are the two must-visit places in the area:

SOGO is Hong Kong's largest Japanese-style department store It is a shopping landmark for locals and tourists. You can buy cosmetics brands, such as Shiseido and LancĂ´me, and luxury brands, such as Gucci and Omega, as well as watches, fashion accessories, and jewelry.
Address: 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island

SOGO Causeway Bay Store

Times Square is one of the city's first mega-malls having 16 floors with 230 stores. The stores have everything from luxury fashion accessories to electronics and toys from many of the Chinese and other brands from around the world There are also generally mid-range brands available here.
Address: 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island

 

Hong Kong is indeed Asia's best shopping destination. People from all over the world come to Hong Kong for bargains and high-quality products. The city has also the best Metro system in the world which you can use for your sightseeing and getting around.  Aside from shopping and Metro, Hong Kong has plenty of picture-perfect locations to feed your camera and share your experiences and look back when you return home.

 

What are you waiting for? Plan your Hong Kong trip and fly with us soon.

 

Blog Contributed by: Almira Amaca

Photos by: Rakso Travel and Hong Kong Tourism Board


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