Mong KokKowloon

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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.

Top hotels in Mong Kok

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Cordis, Hong Kong
Cordis, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P5,412
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31

This family-friendly Kowloon hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 5-minute walk of Victoria Harbour and Langham Place Mall. Ladies' Market and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (3,691 reviews)

"Clean, friendly service and convenient are always my comment to this hotel"…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020

Cordis, Hong Kong
Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
P2,788
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4

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! (7,597 reviews)

"This is a Five Star Hotel at Three Star Pricing. H.K> is quite empty these days but the buffet crowd was insane - Great food. Rooms are truly modern and Monkok location excellent. Lions Bar is not so good servicewise and value compared with the rest of it."…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Royal Plaza Hotel
iclub Mong Kok Hotel
iclub Mong Kok Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2 Anchor Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, Kowloon
P1,968
per night
Feb 4 - Feb 5

Located in Mong Kok, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Victoria Harbour and Nathan Road Shopping District. Langham Place Mall and Mong Kok Computer Centre ...

4.2/5Very Good! (131 reviews)

"Clean and comfortable .. I would stay again !!! Gym pretty small and no room service only breakfast but overall good location"…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

iclub Mong Kok Hotel
Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong
Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong
4 out of 5
88 Tai Kok Tsui Road, Kowloon
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P2,302
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31

Located in Mong Kok, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Victoria Harbour and Nathan Road Shopping District. Langham Place Mall and Apliu Street ...

4.1/5Very Good! (6,564 reviews)

"We really enjoyed our 6 night stay at Dosett Mongkok. This hotel is located very close to the Olympic Station which we used a lot to travel around. The rooms were very spacious and clean. I’d like to say thank you to Eric Tsoi who is the Senior Guest Services Manager and he was extremely helpful ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong
The Cityview
The Cityview
4 out of 5
23 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon
P2,118
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11

Located in Mong Kok, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nathan Road Shopping District, Victoria Harbour, and Ladies' Market. Jade Market and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,296 reviews)

"It was a very good deal. Staff were friendly and gave us a late check out. Bathroom was clean, however the room was pretty rundown."…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

The Cityview
Metropark Hotel Kowloon
Metropark Hotel Kowloon
4 out of 5
75 Waterloo Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon
P1,818
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4

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

3.9/5Good! (2,170 reviews)

"Nice and caring housekeeping lady, nice room, nice hotel n good location"…"

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Metropark Hotel Kowloon

Popular things to do in Mong Kok

Ladies' Market
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Ladies' Market

Lose yourself amid the stalls, massage vendors, restaurants and chaos of this market in one of the most densely populated suburbs on Earth. 

Yuen Po Bird Market
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Yuen Po Bird Market

Relax amid the sound of birdsong and the cheerful chatter of their owners, at the bird stalls that have attracted visitors for decades. 

Top activities in Mong Kok

Lantau Island Tour with Big Buddha, Tai O Boat Ride & Lunch
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Lantau Island Tour with Big Buddha, Tai O Boat Ride & Lunch

P7,113

A giant Buddha perched above a serene monastery, a fishing village built on stilts over quiet canals—Lantau Island feels a world away from the bustle of Hong Kong. Escape to this historic isle by coach and make your way to the Tian Tan Buddha, cruise the waterways of Tai O, and linger over lunch.

Combo: Hong Kong Ocean Park Ticket with Round Trip Transfer
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Combo: Hong Kong Ocean Park Ticket with Round Trip Transfer

P3,563

Your tour guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby between 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. You will then be transferred to Ocean Park Hong Kong. You will stay in Ocean Park until 5:30 p.m. You will be on your own in the theme park.

Skip-the-line Peak Tram Ride & Stanley Market Tour
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Skip-the-line Peak Tram Ride & Stanley Market Tour

P2,310

Your tour guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby at between 8:00AM to 08:30AM and your 5 hours Hong Kong City Tour will begin.

Historic Hong Kong City Tour with Dinner Cruise
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Historic Hong Kong City Tour with Dinner Cruise

P6,762

Discover the historic sites in Hong Kong as you explore the city on a comfortable coach bus with a knowledgeable English-speaking guide. An international buffet dinner awaits you as the vessel glides through Victoria Harbour at night, offering up the spectacular display of lights over the water.

Hong Kong: Small-Group Around Kowloon in 8 Markets
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Hong Kong: Small-Group Around Kowloon in 8 Markets

P2,996

Hong Kong is packed full of fascinating markets, and you’ll discover the best of them on this Kowloon market tour, as we get up close and personal with where Hong Kong locals have shopped for over 100 years, and continue to do so, despite the development rising up around them.

6-Hours Worth-Seeing Scenery in Hong Kong Island Private Tour By Limo
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6-Hours Worth-Seeing Scenery in Hong Kong Island Private Tour By Limo

P3,511

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding), Hong Kong China Board the 110-year-old tram and slowly cruising through the middle of traffic in some of Hong Kong's busiest neighborhoods.

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Tsim Sha Tsui featuring a city and a fountain

Tsim Sha Tsui

4/5Very Good!(63 area reviews)

This “world bazaar on the waterfront” has shops, restaurants and museums.

Tsim Sha Tsui