OPENING HOURS - shops open from 9am (some shops open later) to 6/6-30pm daily.GETTING THERE – Buses 6, 6A, 6X and 260 from Exchange Square Bus Station, in Central on Hong Kong Island provide a frequent service and stop outside Stanley Plaza, about 8 minutes walk from the market and Stanley Village Bus Terminus, about 3 minutes walk from the market. Number 6 service is a popular tourist route which provides a scenic journey.Cantonese opera performances do not usually take place when there is night racing at Happy Valley.
The market which takes its name from the Tin Hau Temple which it bisects from north to south.
Since the 1920's local residents had gathered under the shade of a large banyan tree in front of the temple, which soon attracted hawkers and local performers such as opera singers and martial arts exponents.
Whilst most shops allow bargaining, discounts are usually not on the same scale as some other street markets in Hong Kong.
Shops offer a wide variety of clothes, footware, sportswear, jewellery, Chinese silk garments, paintings and artwork, toys and souvenirs.
In March 1975, owing to increased demand, the site was extended to include Public Square Street, Nanking Street, Man Ming Lane and the area around Yau Ma Tei Public Library.