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Kowloon Markets Walking Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Experience the atmosphere of a century-old wholesale market
  • Learn to distinguish real jade from fake
  • Sniff the sweet scents in the flower market
  • Listen to songbirds chirping in the Bird Garden
  • Learn why goldfish are the preferred pet in Hong Kong
  • Shop for bargains in the Ladies Market
  • Wind through the world’s most densely populated neighborhood
  • Overview

    Hong Kong has many glitzy malls and boutiques, but if you prefer shopping old school, this is the perfect tour for you! You’ll experience the buzz of Hong Kong’s traditional market scene, maybe pick up a memento or two and unlock some of the secrets of the city along the way.

    You’ll discover the sweet-smelling Flower Market and the musical Yuen Po Street Bird Garden. As you soak up the serenity and listen to the sound of thousands of birds, you’ll forget about the hectic city streets that lie just outside the gates.

    If you’ve always wanted to haggle with a wily merchant, you’ll have plenty of opportunities in Ladies Market! Filled with clothes, bags and accessories at bargain prices, this market is truly a treat.

    At the world-famous Jade Market, you’ll discover how to spot fake jade and learn the importance of genuine jade to the practice of feng shui and how it improves your health and protects you from negative forces.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Monday, Wednesday & Saturday

    Duration

    3 hours

    Start time

    2pm

    Meeting Point

    Make your way to Prince Edward MTR station Exit A (Intersection of Nathan Road and Playing Field Road).
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 10 minutes early.

    Ending Point

    Temple Street Night Market (near Jordan MTR station)

    Itinerary

    The Kowloon Markets Walking Tour introduces you to the best of Kowloon’s traditional markets. On this walking tour, you’ll discover vibrant markets where the locals have shopped for over a century.

    We kick things off on a fragrant note at the Flower Market. This vibrant and colourful street market consists of more than 50 shops and is a jungle of exotic blossoms and sweet scents. Next, it’s onto the nearby Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, a charming Chinese-style garden with songbird stalls, traditional Chinese courtyards and moon gates. Soak up the peaceful surrounds and listen to the sound of thousands of birds - it’s easy to forget about the crazy city streets that lie just outside the gates.

    We will orientate ourselves, learning where Kowloon ends and the New Territories begin, and how to get to mainland China. Also we check out a mountain that is a true Hong Kong landmark and symbol.

    Visit a popular local street market where vendors sell bargain-priced clothes, bags and accessories. Perhaps try out your bargaining skills. Also we learn about Mong Kok, the world’s most densely populated neighbourhood with over 130,000 people per square kilometre! We explore the newly built five-star Langham Place hotel and mall and its impact on the surrounding neighbourhood, before reaching Shanghai Street.

    See the largest cluster ruins of Tong Lau buildings that focuses on Cantonese tenement architecture along with the mix of western design. Know more about these structures and why still this place remains a famous must visit.

    Next up, stroll through the Goldfish Street and get to know why they make the most popular pets in the city. Admire exotic fish and tortoises and see some impressive works of aqua-scaping.

    Finally, indulge in some retail therapy in the street markets that specializes in different products. Bring out the bargaining skills and get home some amazing European wine, local craft beer, jewelleries and quirky products.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Mong Kok MTR station

    Exclusions

    • Transportation
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

    Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Please wear comfortable shoes as the tour involves fair amount of walking.

    This activity is adults (and older children) only. Little ones under the age of 6 years will have to sit this one out, we’re afraid.

    When warning signal on typhoon, rainstorm or thunderstorm is being hoisted by the Hong Kong Observatory, please contact Hong Kong Urban Adventures to discuss arrangements.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.This is a small group tour. The maximum number of guests is 12.