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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Shopping, Dining and Family-Friendly

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Top Hotels in Mong Kok

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong
4 out of 5
88 Tai Kok Tsui Road, Kowloon
$73/night
Aug 2 - Aug 3
4.1/5Very Good! (6,123 reviews)

"It was nice to chill out at the lounge"…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019

Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong
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Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon
$115/night
Jul 28 - Jul 29
4.5/5Wonderful! (6,944 reviews)

"Nice Hotel attached to a large mall. Walking distance to various shops."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019

Royal Plaza Hotel
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Cordis, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
555 Shanghai Street, Kowloon
$150/night
Aug 13 - Aug 14
4.6/5Exceptional! (3,286 reviews)

"Very good stay, my wife and I had a very good time over there."…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Cordis, Hong Kong
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Metropark Hotel Kowloon
4 out of 5
75 Waterloo Road, Kowloon
$90/night
Jul 31 - Aug 1
3.9/5Good! (2,169 reviews)

"Location very good Rooms cleaned quickly Amenites in the room very good Near everything"…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019

Metropark Hotel Kowloon
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The Cityview
4 out of 5
23 Waterloo Road, Kowloon
$85/night
Aug 1 - Aug 2
4/5Very Good! (3,586 reviews)

"The hotel is close to buses, trains, ladies market 5 mins walk and a few mins walk to Nathan Rd shopping. The hotel had very noisy air conditioning and dreadfully hard pillows."…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

The Cityview
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iclub Mong Kok Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2 Anchor Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, Kowloon
$73/night
Jul 29 - Jul 30
4.1/5Very Good! (68 reviews)

"Good service, poor design but clean and tidy, very close to Langham Place. A good deal!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019

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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. 

Nathan Road Shopping District
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Nathan Road Shopping District

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Nathan Road Shopping District, a popular shopping spot in Kowloon. Check out the lively bars or top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

Harbour City
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Harbour City

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Harbour City, a favorite shopping spot in Kowloon. Amble around this culturally-rich area's waterfront or experience its fascinating museums.

Avenue of Stars
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Avenue of Stars

A pavement salute to the big names of Hong Kong’s movie industry is also a good spot to see the island’s nightly laser light show.

Sky 100
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Sky 100

Admire the city and harbor views from this panoramic viewpoint and then travel back in time to periods in Hong Kong’s history via virtual reality exhibits. 

Other neighborhoods in Kowloon

Tsim Sha Tsui
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Tsim Sha Tsui

Ports, Skyscrapers, Urban

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

Central
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Central

Shopping, Urban, Skyscrapers

Central is a vibrant neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants. The neighborhood's architecture and skyline are just a couple of its charming qualities. You can experience the local shopping and art scene, or enjoy the natural beauty of the island views.

North Point
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North Point

Shopping, Skyscrapers, Ports

From a street market and a former communist hangout to experimental art galleries and innovative kids’ activities, this district blends old and new.

Jordan
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Jordan

Shopping, Dining, Temples

Jordan is a vibrant, walkable neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants. The neighborhood's architecture, friendly people, and rich culture are just some of its charming qualities. You can satisfy your cultural palate with the shopping and temples.

Kwun Tong
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Kwun Tong

Skyscrapers, Shopping, Family-Friendly

Rising from the shadow of the verdant mountains framing Hong Kong are this neighborhood’s skyscrapers, where malls, galleries and hip bars flourish.

Yau Ma Tei
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Yau Ma Tei

Shopping, Dining, Urban

A vibrant neighborhood, Yau Ma Tei offers a variety of options for restaurants. The neighborhood's friendly people and skyline are just a couple of its charming qualities. You can satisfy your cultural palate with the shopping and temples.