Mongkok

Mongkok, Hong Kong: Hours, Address, Mongkok Reviews: 4/5

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Known for its busy streets and shopping
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,781 contributions
Fish, Flowers, Birds and Famous Street Markets
May 2021
Mong Kok is known mainly for its busy street markets and the Goldfish, Bird and Flower Streets. These days, without tourists, the markets are very quiet. Whilst it makes it easier to shop without the jostling crowds, it’s a shame to see them that way.
Ladies Market in particular can be a lot of fun but it’s not for everyone. It can be claustrophobically overcrowded and on a sunny day, it can take a bit of stamina to stay the course. You can quickly find yourself hot, sweaty and exhausted. If you have dragged a reluctant partner with you, they will tire quickly and want to go home. You’re better off going on your own or with a like-minded friend.
However it’s also a treasure trove of copy shoes and handbags, cheap souvenirs and novelty items, clothing, toys, T-shirts, backpacks, leather belts and caps. Fierce haggling and bargaining are essential because the starting price will be wildly over the top. Generally you won’t find be offered a more realistic price until you start to walk away. Do take cash.
Don’t be tempted to go early because there’s no advantage. Nothing much opens in Mong Kok before midday. I’ve been caught out going early and having to hang around. On the plus side, everything stays open late (until 10pm or later).
GETTING THERE: By far and away, the best way to get to Mong Kok is by train. Get yourself an Octopus card and use the MTR. The station is large and may appear confusing but its very well organised. Before you leave the station, check the signs that list each exit, for example I use D3 for Ladies Market. This exit brings me up just 1 minute away from the start of the market. Its also helpful to look for one of the large wall maps and take a photo so that you can get your bearings (see photo below). Once back up on the street, most of the normal tourist destinations will have bright pink signs pointing you in the right direction
Written 7 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BradJill
Hong Kong, China137,402 contributions
Nelson Street Wet Market
May 2021
Mongkok is a bustling district where Hong Kong's youthfulness, energy and creativity collides with old school culture, buildings and markets. It is a thriving district that is packed with crowds of all ages going about their respective lives and leisure interests.

There are numerous street markets scattered around Mongkok, one that I like is the Nelson Street Wet Market found on the west side of Nathan Road and Langham Place shopping mall and situated between Tong Mi Road (west) and Reclamation Street (east).

Nelson Street is lined with vegetable, fruit, meat, seafood, sundries dealers. You'll find loads of delicious fresh food as well as peculiar finds including fresh tofu blocks, thousand year eggs, Chinese medicine packs, frogs and other things you will rarely if ever see in western wet (food) markets.

The market is under large red umbrellas offering shade during midday when the sun is out. Still better to go from mid to late morning (9.30am) when stalls are stocked up and at their best for pictures. The trade-off is that the street can be packed with shoppers at this time of day as well.

In the end, you can actually traditional wet markets all around Hong Kong. If you are in Mongkok and interested in seeing one, this is a convenient and fun one to visit. Otherwise, it is rather easy to find good options elsewhere around the city as well.
Written 14 May 2021
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China7,826 contributions
Bustling heart of Hong Kong
Jan 2021
Mong Kok is literally the centre of Hong Kong. It is the busiest area in the city which offers everything from trendy shopping mall to unpretentious stalls. Restaurants are aplenty and serves food from around the world. Overall spending is cheap. Reserve at least half a day to explore the dazzling part of Kowloon.
Written 10 January 2021
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Feelingood73
Hong Kong, China60 contributions
The true Hong Kong
Mar 2020 • Family
First of all, the indicated MTR station here is wrong. The right station is Mongkok which means crowded corner for those who wonder. If you want a true sense of the city, this is a must visit or ideally must stay. It’s so rich of experiences, you won’t believe it.
Ladies markets, goldfish market, bird market, wet market (fruits, veggies, meat, seafood and fish), sneakers street... I could go on and on like that. Go to 618 Shanghai St freshly opened. These old HK houses were saved for a greater purpose and it’s superb.
Getting lost in Mongkok is amazing. Look around and you might remember some of the areas that served for movies.
Make a pit stop at Cordis Hotel near the Langham Mall. It’s the only luxurious break you can have in this neighbourhood. Great bar above the reception and the Chinese restaurant (1* michelin) is affordable and yummy.
Enjoy the real Hong Kong! It’s all in there
Written 8 March 2020
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Kevin X
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The center
Jun 2019
A must visit place when you are at Mong Kok, walk along the streets and you will be mesmerized with the locals.
Written 30 December 2019
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XSDARKLORD
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories720 contributions
Lively place
Dec 2019 • Solo
In went there in search for Camera accessories and found quite a lot of what I was looking for. The place is full of life and buzz that even if you're not thinking of buying something, you'll enjoy seeing life going on all around.
Written 21 December 2019
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Goloh
Hong Kong, China259 contributions
Now is a good time if you're adventurous
Nov 2019
This will not be a conventional review. If you're reading about Mongkok now (November 2019) you probably know this district has been one of the focal points of massive civil unrest. Usually on weekend nights, but sometimes also on weekdays, masked protestors -- and no, we don't know who they really are -- battle it out with police, water cannon, rubber bullets, tear gas, pepper spray, and of course other protestors. This plays out on live TV and looks quite gruesome. We have no idea whatsoever when it will all end.

But what about you? Tourists are not the target, and anyone with a bit of common sense and awareness can detect trouble spots without becoming involved. This is not to say you won't get a snoot full of tear gas, but that is apparently part of the experience. The streets are usually narrow and crowded, and it's useful to keep in mind where you can dash if it looks like something will happen.

Mongkok under normal conditions is one of the most densely populated urban areas of the world. Everything is available, all things, all food, everything. You still largely have this, just with adventure that we who live here may not want but you will have a chance to experience. Until it ends, anyway.
Written 17 November 2019
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Eric
La Jolla, CA391 contributions
Hip & Gritty Neighborhood
Nov 2019
We came here on a private tour and really enjoyed walking around Mongkok & seeing all the neon signs & affordable stores to buy cheap souvenirs. This is a great place to see the more local side of Hong Kong, rather than the business areas dominated by luxury stores. The vibe here is definitely younger, with mostly teenagers & people in their early 20s- 30s. This is a great place to visit if you want affordable stores & a trendy, gritty neighborhood.
Written 12 November 2019
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minanabil77
Alexandria, Egypt504 contributions
shopping shopping shopping
Apr 2019
a very huge area for shopping in Hong Kong, go there by metro, then get indulged in endless shopping dilemma in thousands and thousands of shops and street stalls with vivid colours and neon lamps, so long walks for so long time
Written 14 October 2019
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buzpops123
Exeter, UK373 contributions
Hustle and bustle!
Sep 2019 • Couples
Great place to come to experience some HK hustle and bustle. The markets are great however we came 4 years ago and everything seems a lot more expensive now to due to exchange rate and import tax etc so if you’re British you won’t find many bargains!
Written 26 September 2019
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