Friday, October 3, 2014

Temple Street Market.

Markets are such a big part of Hong Kong culture. We happened upon the Temple Street Market this past weekend. It's primarily a night market, and at the time of day that we walked down it, the road was completely devoid of stalls. After we had eaten our late lunch/early dinner and walked back up the market, vendors were starting to put out their wares.

This market was originally known as the "Men's Market" with wares catering more to the male population, with watches, jeans, t-shirts, shoes, and even condoms. {This was an area of Hong Kong that I wasn't expecting to see as many prostitutes standing out on the street in the middle of the afternoon as I did. Thankfully, my children are still completely oblivious and don't pay them any attention.} We saw a stall selling just CD's that looked cheaply made. And while typically items that you purchase in an open market are supposed to be cheaper, I've found that you really need to be careful and it helps to know whether or not you're actually getting a good deal. I do find that items in an open market are more cheaply made and tend to fall apart quicker.

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