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Mong KokKowloon

Find your way through Hong Kong’s busiest area to take in the sights and sounds of traditional street markets and food stalls.

Mong Kok is not only the most densely populated area of Hong Kong, but of the world. The name appropriately means “busy corner” in Cantonese, but don’t let that scare you away. The neighborhood includes some of the city’s most popular stores and street markets, with clusters of market sellers specializing in one particular product, from goldfish to wedding dresses.

Locals and visitors buy, sell and haggle over all kinds of goods here in the streets of Mong Kok, which are characterized by their eclectic mix of old and new buildings. The area preserves traditional allure with small stores and stalls of the type that has now mostly disappeared from the rest of the city.

Part of the area’s charm comes from the distinctive nicknames given to certain streets, depending on what is sold there. Goldfish Street is centered at Tung Choi Street. Here you’ll find dozens of shops and stalls selling tropical fish and aquarium equipment, while the nearby Ladies’ Street is where all kinds of women’s clothing and accessories are sold. The practice continues with Flower Market Road and even Photocopy Street, a neighborhood known for its large number of photocopying shops.

You’ll find the latest Japanese and Western fashions on Dundas and Shantung streets. Nearby Langham Place is just one of the many malls in the area full of well-known brand names, while the often crowded Argyle Centre sells inexpensive clothes and heavy metal CDs. The three-story Mong Kok Computer Centre is home to dozens of stores selling computer software, hardware and accessories.

Be sure to have a snack at one of the many food stalls on the streets of Mong Kok. Most of them sell traditional “finger foods” such as dim sum, fried tofu and fish balls, but there’s also Japanese, Thai and Italian food on offer.

To get to the heart of the shopping district, alight at Mong Kok MTR station (not Mong Kok East). Take the E2 exit and walk along Nathan Road.


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Top hotels in Mong Kok

Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
The price is RM242 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Located in Mong Kok, this luxury hotel is steps away from Flower Market and Yuen Po Bird Market. Mong Kok Stadium and Sneaker Street are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (3,400 reviews)

"The room is large but the water there is not hot enough all day and can’t enjoy bath time"…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020

Royal Plaza Hotel
Cordis, Hong Kong
Cordis, Hong Kong
5 out of 5

This family-friendly Kowloon hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Langham Place Mall and Ladies' Market. Flower Market and International ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (2,343 reviews)

"Very nice suite with kitchen, lots of room, good value"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

Cordis, Hong Kong
Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong
Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong
4 out of 5
The price is RM188 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Located in Mong Kok, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nathan Road Shopping District and Langham Place Mall. Victoria Harbour and Ladies' ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,708 reviews)

"Room is Good , nice location , clean Bed ,friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2020

Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong
Hilton Garden Inn Hong Kong Mongkok
Hilton Garden Inn Hong Kong Mongkok
4 out of 5
The price is RM226 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Located in Mong Kok, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nathan Road Shopping District, Langham Place Mall and Ladies' Market. Victoria Harbour and Temple ...

4.2/5Very Good! (676 reviews)

"The sound-proofing is a bit worrying when you can clearly hear what people saying and their moans at 4am."…"

Reviewed on 4 May 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Hong Kong Mongkok
Metropark Hotel Kowloon
Metropark Hotel Kowloon
4 out of 5
The price is RM161 per night from 31 Oct to 1 Nov

Located in Mong Kok, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nathan Road Shopping District and Ladies' Market. Langham Place Mall and Temple Street Night Market ...

4/5Very Good! (988 reviews)

"Friendly, response to my requests fast. I like the cake shop downstairs, has hot and cold varieties of bums and cakes"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020

Metropark Hotel Kowloon
Lodgewood by L'hotel Mongkok Hong Kong
Lodgewood by L'hotel Mongkok Hong Kong
4 out of 5
The price is RM177 per night from 4 Nov to 5 Nov

Located in Mong Kok, this boutique hotel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Harbour City, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal and Soho. Bank of China ...

4.2/5Very Good! (982 reviews)

"Standard hoyel room, bed is quite comfy, generally good experience"…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Lodgewood by L'hotel Mongkok Hong Kong
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