Mong Kok is situated on the western part of Kowloon. New and old buildings stand here in great numbers; stores and restaurants are at street level. Nathan Road divides Mong Kok into two sections: shopping centers at eastern side and residential quarters at western side. Mong Kok is the most congested shopping and residential district of Hong Kong.

Mong Kok is on the northern tip of Nathan Road, an earlier developed area in Kowloon. It was famous for the typhoon shelters and temples there. You can still find traces of the past such as the traditional old – style pancake stores, and Mah-Jong parlors. In this area are some of the most ancient streets of Hong Kong. Walking is the best way to explore the area.

What to See/Do: Mong Kok, the most popular place in Hong Kong, is the most famous shopping place for locals. Lots of stores and restaurants even open all night. The whole area is quite bustling and crowded. The stores are small but exquisite; Nathan Road is the essence of the whole area. Besides, there are many characteristic streets, on which a cluster of merchants sell one type of product on a single street. These streets get their names from the goods directly, such as Ladies’ Street, Bird Street, Sneaker Street, Goldfish Street and so on. The best time to shop here is from December to February, because the prices are greatly reduced. Hong Kong at that time is truly a Shopping Paradise.
Duration: Half a day to one day
Admission: Free
Address: Kowloon, Yau Tsim Mong District, Hong Kong, China.
Opening time: It is open all day.
Public transport: The transportation at Mong Kok is quite convenient. It is easy to get there by MTR, railway, minu bus and bus. You should pay attention to the street names here in case of losing your way. You may take MTR Kwun Tong Line/Tsuen Wan Line and get off at Mong Kok Station.

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