Yau Ma Tei is the very heart of Kowloon. Time-worn and authentic, this vibrant and colourful enclave lies just beyond the glitz of the Tsim Sha Tsui harbour front. Choc-a-bloc with historical buildings, 100 year-old markets and charming themed streets and shops, a visit to Yau Ma Tei is like stepping back in time.
Yau Ma Tei Tin Hau Temple, Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market
Take the MTR to Yau Ma Tei (green Kwun Tong Line and the red Tsuen Wan Line) Leave the MTR station and start the tour on the street outside Exit B2.
Places to stop along the way:
The Toy and Hobby Museum, Café Mido, Temple Street Night Market, Capital Embroidery, Wu Jue Nong Tea, Cheng Shing Fan Factory, Baraha Jewellery, Nam Cheong Wooden Handicraft, Jade Company, Jade Hawkers' Market, Tin Hau Temple, Café Kubrick, Broadway Cinematheque, Reclamation Street Market, Wholesale Fruit Market
Best time of day:
Interesting and fun at any time of the day. Temple Street Night Market opens after 4pm. Café Mido is good for an authentic taste of Hong Kong but if you prefer something more western, Café Kubrick is your best bet.
Just be careful crossing the streets and be aware of your surroundings.
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