Temple Street Hong Kong
Home to One of the Busiest Flea Markets on the Island
Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, has enjoyed many achievements. Claiming a reputation for being a financial centre, second only to London and New York, it also boasts of one of the highest per capita income as well as a high Human Development Index in the world. Hong Kong is also home to an immensely metropolitan city and further enjoys the distinction of being the most ‘vertical city’ in the world. Therefore, it is no surprise that thousands of businessmen fly in and out of the region on a daily basis and the city is well equipped to provide ample accommodation to its temporary visitors. For those searching for a hotel in Kowloon, the ample development that the area has achieved provides hotels such as Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong with a splendid view of the mountain range bordering the area as well as the skyscrapers of Kowloon.
Whether one visits Hong Kong for business or pleasure, many would be surprised at the myriad of leisure options available. Ranging from climbing aboard the Peak Tram and witnessing a splendid view of the city from Victoria Peak to chartering a ‘Junk’ to explore the many islands surrounding the region, one’s view of the region as a concrete jungle could be re-imagined.
To gain a glimpse into the local culture of Hong Kong, a visit to the Temple Street Night Market is an absolute must. The street is home to one of the busiest flea markets around and is also known as Men’s Street. While a multitude of goods ranging from clothes to antiques can be purchased here, tourists and businessmen alike can sneak in a show of the Cantonese Opera and complete their night out in the city by sampling the local street food or opt for a quiet yet delicious dinner at one of the many restaurants on Temple Street.
Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.Google+