Hong Kong shopping
The Hong Kong shopping scene has taken some knocks as competition rises from Shanghai and other cities around the region, but for those who know where to look, high quality and good value abound. During the day, head to Stanley, Cat Street, and the bird market for ethnic treasures and photogenic moments; after dark, the Temple Street night market has more shopping, delicious noodles, and live Chinese opera. Custom clothes, shoes, and leather goods are among the good deals for shoppers in Hong Kong, and while jewelry prices are on the rise, the quality of gems and pearls available in Hong Kong still draws dealers and serious collectors. The same is true for visitors hoping to find an antique treasure or two.