Tipped to be one of the true highlights of a shopping excursion in Hong Kong, the Ladies’ Market is no ordinary street thoroughfare in the island nation. Littered with more than a hundred stalls selling every variety of commodity imaginable this always bustling corner of Hong Kong is a must-experience highlight for the masses. Located down Tung Choi Street the market is one of the country’s largest street markets with its confines spread out across an impressive kilometre. Ideal for bargain hunters and shopaholics this one stop shopper’s Mecca is a dream come true for tourists as it is also considered a cultural icon of sorts in the island’s retail landscape.

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The colourful stalls at the Ladies’ Market vary greatly from small, cosy stalls covered in tube frames to those divided by plastic covers as do the plethora of items of sale at the various make-shift stores. Renowned as a hotbed of activity all week long this budget friendly shopper’s market is most popular for ladies clothing as its name denotes. Clothing of all shapes and sizes are ubiquitous at the venue with T-shirt stalls reigning supreme. Jeans and shorts are also available at reasonable rates in addition to hair accessories, handbags and costume jewellery. Stalls specializing in children’s wear are also found here alongside those selling shoes, flip flops and foot wear of every conceivable nature. Hats, towels, lingerie, CD’s and sunglasses are also widely available at the market which also specializes in Chinese souvenirs in the shape of cushions, table mats and interior decor items. Cosmetics are also sold here in addition to neck-ties and mobile phone accessories, time pieces and essential oils and perfumes that are locally manufactured.

Boutiques and other stores are also located amidst the stalls while trendy cafes and other food vendors selling local treats crisscross the heavily congested venue. Shoppers can sample local and fusion cuisine at popular food vendors such as Satay King, the Middle Eastern dining hub Our Restaurant, Kazan Seki Japanese Noodles or Seam Eett Taiwan Noodles.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+