Sunday, August 12, 2012

Part 4: Hong Kong - Macau Trip Day 1- Exploring Streets of Mong Kok

Mong Kok (or Mongkok) is one famous spot in Hong Kong for retail and entertainment.  It is an area in the Yau Tsim Mong District on Kowloon Peninsula.  

As soon as the fireworks display ended in Hong Kong Disneyland, we went straight to Mong Kok via MTR.   We wanted to check out Ladies Market and we were surprised that Mong Kok is not just about that.

checking out our map

What to See in Mong Kok?

Colorful Street 
Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Feel the busy streets of Mong Kok with its colorful signboard display.  The people and different stores around you will make you realize that really, you're in Hong Kong! :)

Electronic Goods (For Gadget Shopping)
Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Planning to buy a gadget?  I guess this is one place in Hong Kong you should see.  A haven for photographers & videographers.

Ladies Market
Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

A place to check out when you're looking for cheap souvenirs, clothing, accessories and the likes.  This is the reason why we went here in Mong Kok but how ironic we didn't explore Ladies Market that much.  Vendors here usually pack up before 12 midnight (around 11pm).

Sporting Goods
Fa Yuen Street Sports Centre

A haven for sports enthusiast!  We walked along and found out great shops around.  It is sometimes called the Sneakers Street because of a lot of small retailers who sell sports equipment, clothing and a wide variety of shoes.  We were amaze how the streets were full of sports store repeatedly: Nike store then Adidas store then Nike again, so on and so forth. We ended up checking lot of stores for sporting goods hunting.

Street Foods

You can check out street foods too (well practically not just in Mong Kok).

Should you wish to shop or explore more around Mong Kok, here's other areas to check as well:
  • Temple Street Night Market (Temple Street / Men's Street)
  • Yuen Po Street Bird Garden
  • Flower Market Road
  • Goldfish Street / Goldfish Market
  • Tile Street
  • Photocopy Street
  • Portland Street
  • Kwong Wa Street
  • Sino Centre
  • Mong Kok Computer Centre
  • Langham Place
  • Ho King Shopping Centre
See for more info with these places.

Note: We ate our late dinner in a fastfood chain in between.

Tired guys?!

End of our first day!  I wasn't able to take pictures that much, we must be enjoying Mong Kok! I promised to go back here on my next Hong Kong visit! 

Check out my Hong Kong - Macau blog series!

Part 1: HK-Macau Day 1 - Getting to Hong Kong
Part 2: HK-Macau Day 1 - Our Accomodation: Golden Crown Guesthouse
Part 3: HK-Macau Day 1 - Hong Kong Disneyland
Part 4: HK-Macau Day 1 - Exploring Mong Kok
Part 5: HK-Macau Day 2 - Hong Kong Ocean Park
Part 6: HK-Macau Day 2 - Peak Tram, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Sky Terrace at The Peak
Part 7: HK-Macau Day 3 - Macau Travel Guide | Getting to Macau
Part 8: HK-Macau Day 3 - venetian Hotel, Senado Square, Ruins of St. Paul's
Part 9: HK-Macau Day 3 - Grand Lisboa, Wynn Hotel, Fisherman's Wharf
Part 10: HK-Macau Day 4 - Cable Car Ride at Ngong Ping 360
Hong Kong - Macau Travel Guide | 4 Days / 3 Nights Itinerary and Expenses


melvin said...

kakamiss ang hong kong.mas maganda pala ang mong kok pag gabi.tanghali kasi kami nagpunta jan

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adventurousfeet said...

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