Kam Sheung Road Flea Market: Perfect for Eclectic Budget Shoppers


Essential Information About Kam Sheung Road Flea Market

Address: Kam Sheung Road MTR Station

How to Get There: Take the MTR to Kam Sheung Road Station and leave at exit B or Exit C

Opening Hours: Officially: 10am-8pm on weekends. In reality, afternoons (still on weekends) after 1pm is when most shops tend to be open.

Why You Should Visit Kam Sheung Road Flea Market

It seems that prices in Hong Kong continuously skyrocket, which makes finding hidden little flea markets all the more thrilling. Though the Kam Sheung Road Flea Market is tucked away in a little corner of Yuen Long's Kam Tin district, it’s surprisingly easy to access by MTR and offers curious thrift shoppers the chance to nab exciting items that are sure to pique the interest.

With about a hundred unique little stores to sift through, this is a great place to get lost in for an hour or so on a weekend. All the stores are packed close together, so you won’t need to walk far to see all of them.

So, whether you’re looking to pick up a present for the person in your life who has everything, or just hunting for the next exciting, affordable curio to add to your eclectic collection, here are the highlights you should check out when visiting Kam Sheung Road Flea Market.

1. Clothing Stores

Just like with everything else in the Kam Sheung Road Flea Market, the options for fashion items offer a broad scattering of unusual options to choose from. I’ve seen everything from formal dresses to old denim jackets and even edgy punkwear that would be perfect for putting together even the most extreme MK-style outfit!

2. Toys and Games

Modern toys are so darn expensive. A box of Pokémon cards costs over 1,000 HKD these days, and that’s for sets that people don’t even like. So, when I was able to reconnect with my childhood in Kam Sheung Road Flea Market by finding toys from a bygone era, I felt a wave of comforting nostalgia hit. For under 10 HKD, I was able to buy an old DIY aeroplane set that reminded me of when me and my friends would toss these planes off the school roof in the early 2000s and see who could get them to go the furthest. Ahhh, good times.

3. Art Stalls

If you’re trying to redecorate any space in Hong Kong, finding good art is imperative. Now, I’m not suggesting that there’s a treasure trove of masterpieces just waiting for you to discover at Kam Sheung Road Flea Market, but there is a lot of interesting art around. From oil paintings to pottery, art lovers will either fall in love with or hate the curious collections available for sale.

4. Antiques

One of the most prominent styles of shop available in the Kam Sheung Road Flea Market are antique stores. Each store seems to focus on something entirely different from the others. For example, I found a store that specialized in British antiques that were genuinely fascinating to behold. Other shops sold old Hong Kong records and posters from the 80s and earlier. Truly a great way to educate yourself about the past and perhaps own a piece of history for a not-so-ridiculous price.

5. Curios

I keep returning to this place for two main reasons. First, the peaceful and friendly vibe and second, the curios! One of the best purchases of my entire life was made at the Kam Sheung Road Flea Market about ten years ago. I was able to find a store that sold umbrellas with samurai sword handles and a neat sling that made it look like you were carrying around a sword instead of an umbrella. Suffice to say, I got stopped several times by the police on a rainy day, but boy did it look cool (in my completely objective and unbiased opinion)!

While ninja sword umbrellas might not be your cup of tea, there’s a shop that sells disused bus stop signs, road signs and even giant double-decker bus steering wheels and money collection boxes. You can also find jade ornaments, jewelry, stationary, military items and much more!

Food at Kam Sheung Road Flea Market

After building up an appetite perusing through all the exciting wares on offer, you can enjoy a meal at one of the outdoor tables. With local snacks and desserts on offer, it’s easy to get a feel for what local Hong Kongers enjoy eating while being surrounded by a sort of peaceful vibe that’s difficult to find in the crowded streets of the city.

Supporting Local Businesses

From what I can tell, the people who work at these stalls are chill locals who sell wares for reasonable prices. Rather than buying gifts or items from large chain stores, it’s nice to support Hong Kong’s local businesses while also being surprised by the sheer variety of random items that you wouldn’t be able to find in one place anywhere else in Hong Kong.

Happy eclectic shopping!