Temple Street is composed of Miaobei Street and Miaonan Street. During the Qing Dynasty, a temple named Tianhou Temple (Tianhou Temple in Yaumatei) was built in the middle of the temple street. Over time, the local people called this street Temple Street, and some people called it "Men's Street" and "Old Street". In Temple Street, there are not only all kinds of clothes, electronic products, toys, jades, daily necessities sales, wholesale, but also impromptu performances, street singers, fortune telling, diet, teahouse, mahjong room, etc. Because they are facing the consumption of the masses, they are called "civilian street".
In Temple Street, the most noticeable is the night market of Temple Street. Every evening, hundreds of stalls begin to prepare for business on the street. After nightfall, the street is illuminated by the light-lit stalls, and visitors and customers come in and make the original quiet street full of people. Various delicacies, endless crowds and colorful lights have created a "civilian nightclub" in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong.