Yau Ma Tei is the very heart of Kowloon. Time-worn and authentic, this vibrant and colourful enclave lies just beyond the glitz of the Tsim Sha Tsui harbour front. Choc-a-bloc with historical buildings, 100 year-old markets and charming themed streets and shops, a visit to Yau Ma Tei is like stepping back in time.There’s a café run by crazy cat lovers for people who love to play with cats while they are eating. We'll also pass a wholesale fruit market selling the perfectly peeled skins of oranges for use in Chinese Medicine. I’ll show you around all the spots that make Yau Ma Tei special for me.Places to stop along the way include The Toy and Hobby Museum, Temple Street Night Market, Wu Jue Nong Tea, Baraha Jewellery, Nam Cheong Wooden Handicraft, Jade Hawkers' Market and Tin Hau Temple.The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
Shop your way through the streets of Mongkok! This guided Hong Kong walking tour takes you to the various street markets that the district of Mongkok is known for, including the Mongkok Wet Market, the Goldfish Market and the Fruit Market of Yau Ma Tei! You’ll be immersed in the lively atmosphere of Mongkok as you explore the markets’ shops and restaurants, where locals stock up on everything from electronics to fish.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yaumati Theatre, once the largest theatre in Kowloon, is located at the junction of Waterloo Road and Reclamation Street, in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong. It is classified as "Grade II Historic Building" The abandoned building is the only remaining pre-World War II theatre in Kowloon. It is to be converted into a venue for Cantonese opera, scheduled for completion in 2011. Another historical structure, Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market is adjacent to the theatre, across Reclamation Street. Situated in the south of Kowloon, Yau Ma Tei was once a village and is now one of the most historic areas in Hong Kong. Before British rule of Kowloon in 1860, Yau Ma Tei was known in historical documents by the name of Kwun Chung with Tanka fisherman clustering around its beach and bay. Today, after many reclamation attempts by the Hong Kong Government, a harbour still stands which is used for the fishing industry. Yau Ma Tei is also famous for its Typhoon Shelter and seafood dishes which are offered both on and off-shore.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Fruit Market also known as Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market and Yau Ma Tei Wholesale Fruit Market, is a wholesale fruit market in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Yaumatei Fruit Market, corner of Reclamation Street and Waterloo Road. A portion of the Yaumati Theatre is visible on the left of the picture. It is known as gwo laan in Cantonese. gwo means fruit while laan means wholesale market, derived from railing and enclosed area. The market is a historically valuable site and is classified as a Grade III Historic Building since 1990. It consists of several blocks of one or two storey brick and stone buildings. Pre-World War II signboards are on the outer walls of the buildings. Another historical building, Yaumati Theatre is adjacent to the market, across Reclamation Street.