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Lei Yu Mun Seafood Bazaar
Lei Yu Mun Seafood Bazaar

Lei Yu Mun Seafood Bazaar

6 Lei Yue Mun Path, Hong Kong

The Basics

Nestled in the channel separating Kowloon from Hong Kong Island, this sprawling seafood bazaar is a popular sight on harbor cruises, when you can glimpse it against a backdrop of a former quarry. For more intimate experience, stroll the now-paved walkways and glimpse the selection of live seafood up close. For an even more immersive experience, though, you can find a fish, choose a restaurant, and sit down to enjoy an authentic Lei Yu Min meal.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • It’s usual to bargain with vendors, especially if you’re buying large quantities.

  • If you’ve supplied the fish yourself, restaurants will only charge preparation costs. Side dishes and accompaniments cost extra.

  • Look out for restaurants with a QTS symbol, as these have passed the tourism board’s service standards. If you’re unsure, ask your market vendor for advice on the best spots nearby.

  • This is a must for foodies and anyone interested in Hong Kong’s social history.

  • Note that the conditions that the fish are kept in can be upsetting to see.

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How to Get There

The nearest MTR station is Yau Tong. From there, walk or take the Green Minibus no. 24 to Sam Ka Tsuen Pier.

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When to Get There

The bazaar is at its busiest in the evenings or at weekends, so midweek visits during the day are best to avoid the crowds.

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Beyond the Market

Lei Yu Mun isn’t just a seafood bazaar. Build up your appetite on a hike to Devil’s Peak, or enjoy a gentle stroll along the pier after satisfying your stomach, with a visit to the Lei Yue Mun Lighthouse, Tin Hau Temple, or the remains of the former quarry.

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