Shopping in Hong Kong is an experience that remains etched in peoples mind forever. It is a great opportunity to shop, when in Hong Kong during the Summer Olympics in August.

Shopping in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the fastest growing economies of the world today, with minimal interference from the government and mostly private operators being the main players in the economy. The island is flooded with several modern and high-tech shopping complexes offering a visitor everything under one roof. Shopping most significantly will be an excellent experience in Hong Kong for the gizmo lovers. Hong Kong can rightly be called the gadget capital of Asia with almost all the latest gadgets being available here at competitive prices. There are thousands of shops across the island, which offer latest electronic products and home-appliances.

Hong Kong has some unique shopping experience to offer to its visitors with not just malls, department stores and designer boutiques but also bustling open-air markets amidst the towering skyscrapers. Shopping is hence the ideal thing to do on the sidelines of Summer Olympic 2008. If you are visiting the city in wake of viewing the Olympic Equestrian event, it is desirable that you spend some time here to shop for some souvenirs to take back home for your loved ones. Hong Kong will provide its visitor a blend of both the old and new world. Perhaps the most exciting part about shopping in the island is the contrast between the shopping destinations here. In Hong Kong's central districts one will find a host of shopping complexes, malls and designer boutiques, with all the major brands under one roof. Some of the main shopping centres of Hong Kong are the Galleria, Alexandra House, Admiralty, Pacific Place IFC Mall and the Prince's Building among others.

Shopping in Hong Kong none the less does not mean one can only shop from the upmarket streets and swanky malls. The two parallel streets in Central popularly known as 'The Lanes' consisting of Li Yuen Street East and Li Yuen Street West are the places from where you will get the best bargains in the island. The stalls in the streets practically hawk everything from inexpensive clothing to digital watches and from shoes to costume jewellery and much more. The Hollywood Road of Hong Kong will perhaps provide the best souvenir gifts as it offers several unique antiques. The western market in Sheung Wan on the other hand will give you an opportunity to shop for Chinese handicrafts, fabrics and dried medicinal herbs including the world famous Chinese tea.