Mong Kok

Kowloon
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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.


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Rosedale Hotel Kowloon
Rosedale Hotel Kowloon
4 out of 5
86 Tai Kok Tsui Road, Kowloon
The price is ¥4,005 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
Located in Mong Kok, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ladies' Market and Victoria Harbour. Harbour City and Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal are also within ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (968 reviews)
"I would rate 6 out of 5 for my 28-day stay! I appreciate how friendly the staff on the 17/F (and 15/F) were to me. The positive interactions with them made my stay in this hotel truly stands out from all other hotels I have stayed. I will definitely return to this hotel and stay on the 17/F again ..."

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2021

Rosedale Hotel Kowloon
Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon
The price is ¥6,615 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in Mong Kok, this luxury hotel is steps from Flower Market and Yuen Po Bird Market. Mong Kok Stadium and Sneaker Street are also within 10 minutes. Hong ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (3,046 reviews)
"Overall experience was great. Upgraded to royal club floors and the view was phenomenal! The service was great as well."

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Royal Plaza Hotel
Cordis, Hong Kong
Cordis, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
The price is ¥10,098 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
This family-friendly Kowloon hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Langham Place Mall and Ladies' Market. Flower Market and Victoria ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,616 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Cordis, Hong Kong
Hilton Garden Inn Hong Kong Mongkok
Hilton Garden Inn Hong Kong Mongkok
4 out of 5
2 Soy Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
The price is ¥5,439 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in Mong Kok, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Langham Place Mall, Kowloon Park, and Harbour City. Sky 100 and Victoria Harbour are also within 2 mi ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (837 reviews)
Always attentive
"Excellent breakfast, and setvice, upgraded to harbor view room again."

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Hong Kong Mongkok
The Cityview
The Cityview
4 out of 5
23 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon
The price is ¥4,151 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Located in Mong Kok, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ladies' Market, Langham Place Mall, and Kowloon Park. Harbour City and Hong Kong Cultural ...
4/5 Very Good! (989 reviews)
"Transport convenient"

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

The Cityview
Stanford Hotel
Stanford Hotel
4 out of 5
118 Soy Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
The price is ¥5,080 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in Mong Kok, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ladies' Market, Kowloon Bay, and Langham Place Mall. Kowloon Park and Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa are ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (975 reviews)
"The pillows are too soft"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Stanford Hotel
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