On the way back from Rooster Ridge last weekend, we passed by Kam Tin on the way home. This area on the foothills of the Kai Kung Leng mountain range is distinctly rural, as there are no high rises or big commercial developments here; instead, most of the area consists of small villages and farming communities.
Sensing the opportunity to see another side of Hong Kong, I returned to Kam Tin the next day.
Kam Sheung Road Flea Market
Right on the doorsteps of Kam Sheung Road MTR station, you’ll find a large number of stalls selling everything from snacks to clothes, handicrafts and toys. The Kam Sheung Road Flea Market is open only on weekends and public holidays and serves as a community and entertainment hub for some family fun. The open space is much appreciated by throngs of excited children (and their pets), and there are plenty of games to keep everyone busy.
The Red Brick House
A little further from the station, what appears to be an old warehouse has been converted to a quaint collection of shops selling wood furniture, antiques, and all manner of trinkets. Known as the Red Brick House, this market is a popular destination for visitors, especially after a few favorable mentions in some local magazine publications. The old brickwork lends a foreign feel to the place, far removed from the typical buildings of the downtown core. The food stall inside is pretty good, too.