Located in Mong Kok between Dundas and Boundary Streets, Fa Yuen Street is a very popular place for bargain shopping as well as to buy any type of sports shoes. It is parallel to other shopping streets located next to each other: Tung Choi Street, which comprises the Ladies Market in the south and the Goldfish Market in the north; Sai Yeung Choi Street South, which is very popular as a place where you can find many shops with electronic goods; and Nathan Road, also known as the Golden Mile.
This street has a length of about 1.2 kilometers and can be conditionally divided into two parts.
The south part between Dundas Street and Soy Street consists mainly of local Chinese restaurants and eateries. Further to the north begins the so-called "Sneaker Street". With the length of about 300 meters between Soy and Argyle Streets, it features over 50 sports shops fully dedicated to sports shoes, such as sneakers, cross-trainers, walking shoes, and other types of footwear. The popular shoe brands include Nike, Adidas, Sketchers, Puma, Reebok, New Balance and K-Swiss. Apart from the sports shoes you can also find other sports goods and accessories. The prices at the shops are usually fixed, and the only thing you can ask is a discount, sometimes a good one.
The north part is a street market. Located between Mong Kok Road and Prince Edward Road West, it is 300 meters of a countless number of street stalls on both sides. You can find there almost the same goods as at the Ladies Market or Temple Street, i.e. men's and women's clothing, kids' clothing, shoes, souvenirs, toys, phone accessories, underwear, bags and so on, and also some stalls sell exotic fruit. Like any other street market in the world, it is a good place to try or improve your bargaining skills.
Hints & Tips
- It is a good idea to walk around before making a purchase decision, because shops and stalls sell similar goods; maybe you will find the same thing at a lower price.
- If you want to get to the Fa Yuen Street Market, take the MTR and get to the Prince Edward station. Get out of the station through Exit B2, make a U-turn and walk a few steps to Prince Edward Road. Then turn right and walk around 110 meters (2 blocks) along the road.
Zoom (+/-) the map for details.