Shopping Safari

Shopping Safari

Mong Kok is one of the busiest and most popular shopping areas in Hong Kong. You can choose to go on a shopping spree in a 15-floor shopping mall on an ‘express escalator’ or to embark on a treasure hunt through the themed streets and markets such as Sneaker Street, Goldfish Market, Ladies’ Market and Flower Market.

Do-it-Yourself

Afternoon
  • Flower Market
    Flower Market
    Hong Kong’s Flower Market is a jungle of exotic blooms and scents that’s worth immersing yourself in.The dozens of shops and wholesalers here sell auspicious blossoms and luck-bringing houseplants to an enthusiastic crowd all year round.
    Address:
    Flower Market Road, Prince Edward, Kowloon
    How to Get There:
    • MTR Prince Edward Station, Exit B1. Walk east along Prince Edward Road West until you reach the market.
    • MTR Mong Kok East Station, Exit C. Walk to Sai Yee Street via the footbridge and follow the signs.
  • Goldfish Market
    Goldfish Market
    Tung Choi Street North — better known as Goldfish Market — is lined on either side with shops devoted to the raising of many types of fish, from weirdly shaped goldfish to colourful tropical species. In between, you’ll also spot a few amphibians and reptiles crawling about; not to mention some impressive saltwater aquarium setups complete with coral.
    Address:
    Tung Choi Street North, Mong Kok, Kowloon
    How to Get There:
    • MTR Prince Edward Station, Exit B2. Walk east along Prince Edward Road West until you reach the market; or,
    • MTR Mong Kok East Station, Exit C. Walk to Sai Yee Street via the footbridge and follow the signs.
  • Sneakers Street
    Sneakers Street
    What has to be the greatest gathering of sports shoe and sportswear shops on the planet, Fa Yuen Street is where Hong Kong’s image-conscious youth have come to get their statement-making footwear since the 1980s. They come for the latest designs and limited-edition releases from all over the world. Presumably, some athletes shop here too — Lebron James has been spotted about the place after all.
    Address:
    Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
    How to Get There:
    MTR Mong Kok Station, Exit D3. Walk along Argyle Street to Fa Yuen Street.
  • Langham Place
    Langham Place
    A Hong Kong shopping hot spot, Langham Place draws in the punters with its more than 200 shops, most of which tend towards youth fashion. But the mall itself is interesting too — the building’s unusual corkscrew design allows you to ascend or descend its floors without using an escalator. But if you want to jump ahead of the crowds a bit, there is an 83m escalator that will take you up quite a distance.
    Address:
    8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
    Tel:
    +852 3520 2800
Evening
  • Ladies' Market
    Ladies' Market
    With over 100 stalls of bargain clothing, accessories and souvenirs, the Ladies’ Market gets its name from the huge amount of clothing and accessories on sale for women of all ages; however, with watches, cosmetics, bags, home furnishings, CDs and trinkets also up for grabs, you don’t need to be just in the market for a pair of nylon stockings to find something within its crowded aisles.
    Address:
    Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
    How to Get There:
    • MTR Mong Kok Station, Exit E2. Walk along Nelson Street for two blocks; or,
    • take bus 1, 1A, 2, 6 or 9 from Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier and get off at Nelson Street

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Suqin
Hong Kong is a romantic city. I enjoy shopping here - from the great variety of merchandise in the malls, to quirky creations sold in unique neighbourhoods, and even souvenirs from affordable night markets, I love them all. What’s on offer here are more than products, they are the love of beauty and for oneself.
Suqin, Author, Fashion Anchor

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