Temple Street

Named after Tin Hau Temple, Temple Street is located at Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon and is a Hong Kong famous open air night market.

The Night Club of the People

Temple Street is well-known partly due to the many Hong Kong films set here, including 'The Prince of Temple Street', 'The Mean Street Story', and 'God of Cookery'. Although the street in the film is often portrayed as the home of underworld figures and prostitutes, Temple Street exudes a joyful and welcoming feeling for stall-keepers and tourists. It is known as 'the Night Club of the People'.


Temple Street is also often referred to as Men's Street as the area formerly specialized in selling items for men. Nowadays, almost any item can be found here and the street really comes to life after dark. Hundreds of peddlers appear after sunset along with visitors and customers looking for a good deal. Inexpensive items in the market include electronic products, clothes, jade articles, coins, toys, CDs, music boxes, lighters, ties, jeans, T-shirts, Western-style clothes and leather wares, among others. Visitors often find great buys at bargain prices. The market extends 600 meters (656 yards) along both sides of the road.


Beyond shopping, the market provides entertainment in the form of fortune tellers and traditional Cantonese opera singers. Fortune tellers reveal both the past and future paths of individuals and charge from HKD20 to HKD300. Fortune tellers often speak Chinese, Cantonese, and several languages from English, French, Japanese, Thai to Guilin Dialect and Chaozhou Dialect. The amateur street singers also do their utmost to attract audience. Singers will ask for money after one or two songs.

What to Eat

Temple Street is also known as a famous night market, providing all kinds of food. It is home to Chinese delicacies-make sure to visit the restaurants and Dai Pai Dong to sample the local favor. The Wonton Noodles, the Clay Pot Rice, Beef Balls and Fish Balls are all worth their weight in gold and they represent Hong Kong's unique food culture.

A visit to Temple Street will offer you a memorable evening experience in Hong Kong.

How to get to Temple Street

1. Take Tsuen Wan Line to Jordan and then walk west for 3 minutes to the street.
2. Take West Rail Line to Austin and then walk east for 5 minutes to the Temple Street.
3. Take bus 2E, 42A, 60X, 63X, 69X, 238X or 268X to Temple Street Jordan. 
Entrance Fee Free
Opening Hours All day

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- Last updated on Aug. 13, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Temple Street
Asked by joni | Aug. 11, 2019 20:22Reply
how to commute from royal park hotel in sha tin to temple night market?
Answers (1)
Answered by Parker from POLAND | Aug. 13, 2019 00:44

Take East Rail Line from Sha Tin to Hung Hom and then transfer to West Rail Line to Austin. The whole way takes around 35 mins. The ticket fare is 10.5 HKD per person.
Asked by Ulysses from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 26, 2018 08:45Reply
Direction from ladies night market & temple street market to Hongkong Disneyland
1) transportation(commute)
2) Commute cost.

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Answered by Haylee from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 26, 2018 20:13

You are suggested to take west rail line to Nam Cheong and transfer to Tung Chung Line. After two stops at Sunny Bay, transfer to Disneyland Resort Line and get off at the resort.
The fare is around 20HKD for each and the duration is about 40mins.
Asked by Gail from USA | Jan. 15, 2017 07:10Reply
How do I get from Victoria Peak to Temple Street Market?
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Answered by Ricardo from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 16, 2017 03:13

Gail, you are suggested to take the Peak Tram to get down from the Victoria Peak. Then, walk northwards to the Central Metro Station to take Tsuen Wan Line to Jordan Station. Leave from Exit A and walk westwards for 150 yards to find the market.
Asked by Alison from ENGLAND | Feb. 24, 2016 05:58Reply
how to get from shangri-la kowloon to temple street, hong kong?
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Answered by Peter from USA | Feb. 24, 2016 21:54

Take bus line 35A from Mody Road Tsim Sha Tsui to Kowloon Central Post Office Station. Walk north to the street. The bus fare is HKD 7.7, and the trip takes about 15 minutes.
Asked by IluvHK from SINGAPORE | Dec. 28, 2015 09:39Reply
Cityview Hotel to Temple St. Hong Kong?
Would like to ask how far and how to get there by walking/buses or taxi? No. of the buses to TS and any recommended vegetarian restaurant around Cityview hotel or Temple street?
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Answered by George from USA | Dec. 28, 2015 21:11

Well, it's about 0.6 mile (1km) to the south of the hotel. Walk south along Nathan Road, and you can reach your destination within 15 mintues. Also, you may take MTR Tsuen Wan line from Yau Ma Tei Station to Jordan Station, Exit A. Walk south for about 200 yards to your destination.

For the veggie restaurant, you may go to Sino Vegetarian Restaurant at no. 131-135, Parkes Street, Jordan. It is near the TS. The food is pretty delicious. Have a try!
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