Monday, September 29, 2008

Tung Choi Street

Tung Choi Street is a street between Boundary Street and in Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Its southern section is the most well-known street market in Hong Kong selling items of various kinds and is known as Ladies' Market or Ladies' Street . Ladies Market has many products for sale and you can haggle with the shop keeper. The products are not only for women. Many men's and children's products are for sale as well. Soft toys, clothes, bags, jeans, watches,... just to name a few. Its northern section features a market selling goldfish and is called Goldfish Street or .

After each section of Ladies Market there is a small width of road that must be crossed in order to reach the next section and luckily refreshments are available near those intersections. One very popular dessert shop located close to Ladies Market is , with a range of drinks and desserts predominantly featuring mango products, but also fruit, sago, mochi, red bean, etc.


The street was built on ''Ipomoea aquatica'' cultivation in a village, Mong Kok Tsuen , in Mong Kok in 1924. The name Tung Choi is the Cantonese name of ''ipomoea aquatica''. As time goes by the village and fields were replaced by high-rise buildings.

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