After walking through Canton Road, we made our way over to Temple Street, where the night market is set up every evening. We entered from the south side of the street, in Yau Mai Tai.
The first picture is taken across Jordan Road, showing Temple Street with the red Chinese arch way, exactly opposite.
We can’t cross the street here, Jordan Road is way too busy, so we make our way to the next traffic lights – which happen to be next to United Mansion, which is a huge apartment block.
Hong Kong’s big buildings never fail to amaze me, with its massive blocks of flats but also the sheer amount of people living in this vibrant city. Just looking at all the people crossing the street on a Saturday afternoon makes me feel dizzy.
Traffic is closed in Temple Street from late afternoon, when the night market sets up, so you can easily stroll around. There are more than a hundred stalls selling almost everything, from clothing to mobile phones and watches. If one has to buy merchandise in the actual Temple Street, one has to hunt for shops hidden in streets behind the stalls rather than looking in the stall themselves.
We strolled around Temple Street as the market was just setting up – and as always in Hong Kong, the contrast between rich and poor can’t be less obvious. Big cars parking in the street, old bikes used for deliveries next to them.