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Top Activities to Try When in Mongkok - Be Dazzled by the Bright Lights of Mongkok

Mongkok is renowned Hong Kong's bustling shopping and residential district. The neon lit area is a haven for shopping fanatics apart from being home to many adventures.


Visit the Ladies' Market

The Ladies' Market has over 100 stalls of clothing, accessories and souvenirs packed into one kilometer. Haggling is the norm and it is unlikely that you would walk out of this place empty handed. The market gets its name from its wide range of offerings catering to ladies. However, this does not mean that there is nothing for men; the market boasts many other goods including CDs and electronics.


Langham Place Shopping Mall

With over 600,000 square feet, staggeringly large Langham Place Shopping Mall is every shopping enthusiast's dream. It is the biggest mall in Mongkok and houses Hong Kong's popular fashion brands and some its finest restaurants. The 13th floor of the mall also offers a funky bar called The Sky Bar which serves great cocktails and fresh seafood. It is easily accessible as it is linked to the Mongkok metro station and there are several bus-stops available right outside. If you are staying at a Mongkok hotel such as the Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong, Langham Place Shopping mall is less than fifteen minutes away by foot. This is definitely one of the biggest Kowloon tourist attractions.


Tickle Your Taste Buds

Mongkok offers a number of fine dining restaurants to choose from including Ming Court, a two Michelin Star restaurant. For a more authentic Hong Kong experience, you could also visit the numerous street food stalls located on Dundas Street, Fa Yuen Street, Soy Street and Sai Yeung Choi Street. An enjoyable evening can be spent sampling typical Hong Kong snacks such as fish balls on a stick, stinky tofu, pork dumplings and pearl milk tea; all this without putting a dent in your wallet!


Find a New Pet

Even though you might not be looking to pick up a new pet on your travels, a visit to the Goldfish Market is a must. Tung Choi Street North is lined with shops selling all types of fish with a particular focus on goldfish. Goldfish are extremely popular in Hong Kong because according to Feng Shui having goldfish invites good luck to a home. Photographers would want to have their camera with them as the bags filled with colourful fish make a striking sight. The market also sells snakes, spiders, frogs and turtles as pets.


Stock up on Kitchenware

Mongkok is one of those unique places with entire streets dedicated to specific wares. Shanghai Street is the place to go if you want to buy kitchenware and nothing else. Shophouses, also known as Tong Lau, line Shanghai Street and have been given Grade 1 Historical status as they are fine examples of pre-war architecture. These buildings are considered part of Hong Kong's living heritage. The old Chinese shop house buildings house stores selling all types of kitchenware including traditional utensils used in Chinese cooking. Anyone who wants to try out some Chinese cooking at home can invest in bamboo steamers and other essentials.

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