Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Yau Ma Tei

Yau Ma Tei has somewhat resisted redevelopment and gentrification like its neighbouring districts, Tsim Sha Tsui and Mongkok. Once a hilly area, the landscape has since been quarried and the waterfront extended west for infrastructure developments.

Jade Market

Mido Cafe's mosaic tiles and traditional look dates from the 1950s and is a local institution.

Across the street, the Tin Hau Temple dates from the 19th century and continues to be popular and full of burning incense inside.

Temple Street's night-time fame started after World War II and the market has continued since. Back in the old days, the variety of commerce was staggering, from teeth extraction to fortune telling and food.

Meanwhile, change is happening underground with a new 4.7km highway crossing Kowloon east-to-west being built beneath the activity.

The Yau Ma Tei Carpark sits along the tunnel route and will be demolished to make way for construction.

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