Located on the Kowloon Peninsula, Mong Kok is the busiest commercial and residential district in Hong Kong and one of the most densely populated areas in the world. In fact, its Chinese name means "busy corner"!
A fusion of historic and modern high-rises; bright neon signs; countless shops and restaurants and the constant comings and goings of locals and tourists alike make this a very special area of Hong Kong. Mong Kok is one of the liveliest districts in the city and is the ideal place to explore, dine or shop at day or night.
What to do in Mong Kok?
The Kowloon district is packed with the small shops, food stalls and street markets that have disappeared from other areas of Hong Kong. What's more, in true traditional style, shops tend to be grouped according to what they sell, with markets and streets dedicated to specialist items:
- Ladies Market: also known as Tung Choi Street, this popular market specialises in women's clothing, accessories and cosmetics, and is open daily from noon to midnight.
- Bird Market: even if you're not planning to buy a bird, the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden makes for an intriguing visit.
- Flower Market: a collection of side streets packed with flowers and plants.
- Fa Yuen Street: the place to go for sports clothes and equipment.
- Goldfish Street: dozens of shops selling freshwater and marine fish.
- Photocopy Street: as its name suggests, head here to make copies of any documents you might need.
- Tile Street: a market specialising in the sale of building materials.
- Sai Yeung Choi Street: stores selling consumer electronics and cosmetics.