Jade Market

Located on Kansu Street in Kowloon, this market will knock your socks off for the sheer variety and elegance of its products, mainly jewellery and decorative items crafted from jade. It’s another street market that is all but allergic to the word ‘authentic’ but the reproductions are worth bargaining for. This is a covered, day market, and forgive the confused geography but it sure looks like a treasure trove from the Arabian Nights! The luminescent, liquid green quality of the stone used to fashion the jewellery sold here is very pleasing to the eye, and simply strolling down the aisles is a memorable experience. Many stalls also sell pendants, necklaces, bangles and earrings made from pearls and semi-precious stones, which make for inexpensive gifts and souvenirs, after you’ve saved the best-looking ‘jade’ for yourself!

Remember, jade has an almost spiritual significance and epitomises purity, beauty and grace, and means as much to the Chinese as gold and diamonds do in the West.
Location: Junction of Kansu Street and Battery Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon.