15 Hong Kong Products a Traveller Shouldn't Miss

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Guide (B): 15 Hong Kong Products a Traveller Shouldn't Miss

The image of Hong Kong has been much popular with tourists since the late 1960s-early 70s, in large part due to the Bruce Lee movies, and has remained so after the city was ceded back to China in 1997. Still, despite such popularity, there're quite a few things, originally made in Hong Kong, that an outsider simply wouldn't know about, and would definitely regret to have missed. To make sure you know which of the local products can make your trip truly memorable, if tried on site or brought home as mementos, check out the presented list and enjoy!

While pure jade is not for the light-of-pocket, the Jade Market in Yau Ma Tei - with its synthetic merchandise - offers an affordable alternative. This covered marketplace hosts 400 stalls, selling a diverse range of jade pendants, rings, bracelets, carvings and ornaments. All wares are up for bartering. Prices can start at HK$15 and rise to however much vendors think they can get from a buyer. Always haggle at half the price or less to come to an agreeable compromise. Once you start haggling, it is rude to not purchase the item, so only negotiate if you have true intent to purchase. Caveat emptor, not all stones, sold at the Market, are natural, so novices should make their purchases with a grain of salt. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 15 Hong Kong Products a Traveller Shouldn't Miss
Guide Location: Hong Kong » Hong Kong
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Jade Market   Wah Shing Centre   Wing On Department Store   Che Kung Temple   Apita   PIAGO   Wellcome   Kee Wah Bakery   Hong Kong Beer Limited   HONG KONG BREW HOUSE Lan Kwai Fong, D'Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong  
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