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Hong Kong Markets Private Walking Tour with Local Guide provided by Hong Kong Urban Adventures

Hong Kong Markets Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Overview
The legendary markets of Hong Kong are not only treasure troves of interesting wares, they’re also unique ways to experience the former British colony. Get an insider’s view of life in this fast-paced Asian city with a guided visit to several standout markets, from feng shui advisers at the Temple Street Night Market to the songbird stalls of Yuen Po.
Highlights
  • A small-group, guided walking tour of Hong Kong markets
  • Visit off-the-beaten-track attractions, from feng shui advisers to songbirds
  • Enjoy informative commentary on the history and culture of the city
  • Have a chance to shop for unique souvenirs
What to Expect
Your small-group walking tour begins at Hong Kong’s Flower Market, where you’ll explore 50 fragrant shops selling everything from “lucky” houseplants to bonsai trees. Your guide will give you an insider’s perspective on the history and culture of the famous Asian city, including its shopping rituals. From there, you’ll move to nearby Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, where more than 70 songbird stalls display the city’s most popular pets. You’ll get a chance to observe local bird-keeping customs, including the intricate cages where the chirping songstresses are kept. You’ll escape the tourist track with a unique visit to Fa Yuen Street, loved by locals for its bargain-priced clothes and household goods; it’s also one of the world’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Get a taste of local culture and discover a street selling traditional wedding clothes and feng shui items. You’ll also get a peek at Yua Ma Tei, the oldest theater in Kowloon and now the Chinese Opera house, before exploring a century-old fruit market and the bustling food stands of Temple Street.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Prince Edward Station, Nathan Rd, Prince Edward, Hong Kong
Duration
3h
Return Details
MTR Mong Kok Station, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Inclusions
  • Expert commentary
  • Local English speaking guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • When warning signal on typhoon, rainstorm or thunderstorm is being hoisted by the Hong Kong Observatory, please contact Hong Kong Urban Adventures to discuss arrangements.
  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • During the tour you visit a local street market where vendors get to operate their businesses without having to pay the city's otherwise exorbitant rent. After the Second World War and the Chinese Civil War in the 50s and 60s, Hong Kong was full of the poor and many refugees. To make a living, many families relied on illegally hawking goods on roads meant for cars. At the beginning of the 70s when Hong Kong went from a developing to a developed economy, the government at the time introduced a licensing system that would phase out these street markets by two generations. In fact, the number of licensed street vendors have shrunk from tens of thousands in the early 70s to thousands today, and there is a market disappearing every few years. One market you visit on the tour is widely considered by locals as the best in the city, and your visit will help it continue to thrive.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Menni78 wrote a review Jan 2020
Adelaide, Australia3 contributions
We decided to do this tour on our first day in Hong Kong to get our bearings and it did not disappoint. Walking through each market we made many stops where Danny explained traditions, architecture and shared his local knowledge. Being Chinese New Year the flower market was
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Chris M wrote a review Oct 2019
26 contributions5 helpful votes
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A great walk about the city visiting the lush Flower market selling everything from bonsais to tropical bougainvillea and the bird market for parakeets and toucans. Get your camera ready! We visited streets dedicated to selling fish and aquariums, where local residents purchase
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Excursion667122 wrote a review Jul 2019
Tiong Bahru, Singapore2 contributions1 helpful vote
Danny is a fantastic tour guide - he is very knowledgable, interesting and accommodating. We had a wonderful time on this tour, learnt a lot and highly recommend it.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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urbanpraying wrote a review Jul 2019
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions5 helpful votes
Danny was an excellent tour guide, very friendly and engaging. We learnt a lot about Hong Kong during the tour and it was interesting to learn more about the place from the perspective of a local.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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JaneMCWm wrote a review May 2019
Central Coast NSW11 contributions6 helpful votes
Just finished this tour and it was great. Small group - good pace and lots of interesting places, facts and sights. Danny was a terrific guide - friendly, knowledgeable and provided insights I don’t think I would have got from a bigger more commercial tour. Thanks.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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sasuraiemily
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Beautiful & Amazing World !
Sorry to be late posting review m(_ _)m レビューが遅くなりすみません! January, I took this HK tour. I enjoyed many histrical & t
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PBlyth
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Interesting Sights in Downtown Hong Kong
Our guide Adrian is a native who obviously loves his city and likes to share his knowledge. We were fortunate as we
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Martin H
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This was an excellent tour
Danny was a friendly and informative guide who knew his stuff. He gave us the history of Hong Kong and showed us pl
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Bill B
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Great seen
You can feel the energy of the crowd as you enjoy the quality of the local street cuisine. Great atmosphere.
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cschuerc
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Excellent tour
This tour offers a wide range of fantastic experiences. Our guide Danny Fung was very knowledgeable and I very much
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jsumi23
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Highly recommended, Danny rocks!
This was such a great experience looking at and learning about the amazing food of Hong Kong as well as dining at M
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Tigerlatic
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Snakes, wontons and drinks with a view!
This was a fabulous trip led by the knowledgeable and very amiable Danny. We have lived in HK for five years and he
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AQU10
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Unmissable tour with a neon shimmer!
One of the best adventures I have had in Hong Kong guided by Danny and Adrian offering interesting facts, history a
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Explore601081
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Birthday Party
Super tour. Guide explained everything. Guide was great looking after our large group. Pacing was excellent. Learne
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48louisew
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fantastic and unexpected
what a fantastic tour. many interesting places, local foods and stories. Great hidden gems at the end with a brilli
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WelltravelledJulie
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Over delivered on our expectations
Just returned from a fabulous night travelling the streets of Kowloon tasting food we wouldn’t have tried normally,
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Vickster222
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Kowloon Street Food Tour
We just finished our tour with the wonderful Danny Fung, was a 3 hour stroll around Kowloon with multiple stops at
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Ms Fotoulla Lazaris
I had Danny Fung as guide around Hong Kong. He was an excellent, informative and approachable guide. He met me at a
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katier813
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Worth the cost for a small group experience!
Highly recommend! Great tour at a moderate pace. Lasts about four hours and includes 3-4 sitting stops where the to
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Katy M
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Fascinating historical walking tour
Danny was a phenomenal guide: he was knowledgeable about a wide range of topics and able to convey a large amount o
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Key Details
  • Temple Street Night Market, Bird Street, and 10 more
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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