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outdoor wetmarket

Are there any outdoor wetmarkets left? or are they all in buildins?


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1. Re: outdoor wetmarket

Still a few left, but not really extensive

Graham street, central (old and under threat)

Cross street, wanchai (very small)

There may be more in outer districts.

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2. Re: outdoor wetmarket

In Wan Chai :

Wan Chai Road / Bowrington Road / Cross Street.

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3. Re: outdoor wetmarket

In Shau Kei Wan - Kam Wah St.

There's also quite a big one in Yuen Long, but I don't know the name of the streets.

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4. Re: outdoor wetmarket

A great way to experience the local atmosphere, but take a sprig of mint to bung up the nose !! Some can be exceedingly high !

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Yes, there are still a few outdoor wet market in hk - Shaukeiwan, Mongkok, Causeway Bay are all easy to assess. If you are a food lover, this is good to join a cooking class together with your tour in wet market.

See below an article in NYTimes for an intro to hk wet market and a few cooking class option you can take.


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6. Re: outdoor wetmarket

Interesting. Think I might check some of these out to practice some photography, haven't visited any of our outdoor wet markets for some time now.

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7. Re: outdoor wetmarket

One of the most atmospheric outdoor markets is at Chun Yeung Street in North Point, where you'll often see groups of photographers lined up at the tram terminus end of the street. Always a fasciniting hive of activity to observe amongst the old buildings with the busy stalls, crowds of shoppers, the cardboard box collectors (who surreptitiously douse the middle of the pile with water to increase the weight before wheeling away the trolleys) and the tram slowly inching its way right through the middle of the market;


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8. Re: outdoor wetmarket

Chun Yeung St is indeed a good location. I used to go there with my mother as a kid. I'd be staring at the just butchered fish, Chinese edible frogs (not a pretty sight when they killed those), checking out the quality of the eggs by putting it up against a light bulb looking for clarity (probably no longer practiced), and get bored by the vegetables. The tram indeed makes a nice backdrop.

Bowrington Market and Graham St probably have a better market feel than Wan Chai Road as many of the Wan Chai stalls are not as "outdoor" these days vs the other two.

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