Walking Tour of Kowloon's Eight Colorful Markets

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Experience the real local culture of Hong Kong and explore the fascinating neighborhoods of Kowloon. Visit the Flower Market, the charming Chinese-style garden of the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, the popular Shanghai Street and more!

Highlights
  • Explore the colorful Flower Market which consists of more than 50 shops
  • Drop by Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, a charming Chinese-style garden with songbird stalls, traditional Chinese courtyards and moon gates
  • Practice your bargaining skills at a popular local street market
  • Pass through Shanghai Street and catch a glimpse of what 1950s and 60s Hong Kong was like
  • Visit Temple Street and see the city's working class culture first-hand

Description

Discover the best of Hong Kong's fascinating markets on this Kowloon Market Tour and get up close and personal as you weave your way through areas where locals have been shopping for more than 100 years!

Start off the tour on a fragrant note at the vibrant and colorful Flower Market which consists of more than 50 shops. The jungle of exotic blossoms, luck-bringing houseplants and sweet scents make for the perfect introduction to the markets in Kowloon.

Continue to the nearby Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, which is a charming Chinese-style garden with songbird stalls, traditional Chinese courtyards and moon gates. Forget about the crazy city streets that lie just outside the gates as you listen to the sounds of a thousand birds and soak up the peaceful surroundings.

Learn and understand the geography of the city as the tour goes on and discover where Kowloon ends and new territories begin. Your guide will also point out a mountain that is a true Hong Kong landmark and a local symbol.

Now it's time to practice your bargaining skills at a popular local street market where vendors sell bargain-priced clothes, bags and accessories. Experience the market's vibrant atmosphere set deep within the neighborhood of Mong Kok. Considered as the world's most densely populated neighborhood, Mong Kok is home to more than 130,000 people per square kilometer! We then head out down Nathan Road, passing by the newly built five-star Langham Place hotel and mall, before reaching Shanghai Street.

Catch a glimpse of what 1950s and 60s Hong Kong was like as you pass through Shanghai Street. The street was once famous for selling everything from traditional wedding clothes to ancestral offerings. We'll head to the Yau Ma Tei fruit market which is a century-old wholesale market that sells exotic fruits from all over the world. From there, we'll also pass by the worl famous Jade Market, which has more than 400 hawkers!

Our final stop would be a visit to Temple Street. See the city's working class culture first-hand as you admire the Sea Goddess Temple and the Yau Ma Tei Public Plaza, where locals enjoy spending a lazy afternoon under the beautiful Chinese Banyan trees.

Please note

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Includes

  • English-speaking guide
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Walking Tour of Kowloon's Eight Colorful Markets

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Thu and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 13:50

    Meet at Prince Edward MTR Station Exit A

  • Flower Market

    Start the Kowloon market tour by breathing in the scent of colorful flowers, some of which could bring you good luck! The flower market has over 50 shops where you can admire beautiful blossoms.

  • Yuen Po Street Bird Garden

    Visit a garden that is filled with beautiful birds and traditional Chinese architecture. Listen to the birdsong and enjoy a bit of nature before moving back to the busy city streets.

  • Mong Kok Street Markets

    Next head to the markets in Mong Kok street where you will need to brush up your haggling skills. You can buy plenty of clothing and accessories, or just enjoy the busy atmosphere.

  • Shanghai Street Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market and Jade Market

    On Shanghai street, visit the historical Yau Ma Tei fruit market and see its vast selection of fruit from all over the world. Then learn how to distinguish real jade from the fake as you explore the jade market.

  • Temple Street

    Lastly, stop by Temple Street where you will find the Sea Goddess Temple and the Yau Ma Tei Public Plaza. among swirls of incense offered by worshipers.

  • 17:00

    Tour Disbands at Temple Street Night Market (near Jordan MTR station)

  • (For Check-In) Prince Edward Station (Prince Edward Station, Hong Kong) Time: 13:50:00

  • (For Check-Out) Temple Street Night Market (Jordan Station, Hong Kong) Time: 17:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Prince Edward Station (Prince Edward Station, Hong Kong) Time: 13:50:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Temple Street Night Market (Jordan Station, Hong Kong) Time: 17:00:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

Additional Note(s)
  • Items purchased for personal use, souvenirs and tips or gratuities for your guide are not included in the tour price.

  • The maximum number of participants on this tour is 12 people.

  • In the case of a typhoon, thunderstorm or rain storm, the Hong Kong Observatory will display a warning signal. In such cases, please contact the tour operator.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 12.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 17:30:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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