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Bird Market

Hong Lok St., Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #44 of 291 Shopping in Hong Kong
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Description: This exotic market is also a place where locals bring their own pet birds for airings.
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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I was curious to see what the bird market was, as simply it is a place birds are sold and locals buy. Birds and fish are the normal pets here, and this market gives you and understanding of what they are buying. Was surprised to see a rosella and macaws. Will not take you long to walk through, so do... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Locals bring their birds out for an airing...they hang their cages on hooks and tree branches while they sing along with other caged birds that are for sale. This market is 100 metres or so long and you can buy birds, beautiful hand crafted cages and also live food for your birds which is a real eye opener. Great picture... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a fascinating market, not only for the beautiful birds but for the interesting characters and culture. Check out the fish and flower market close by too.

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193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Went there expecting a world class bird park. But it's just a place to buy local and exotic birds and the bugs and cages. Walking to get there is nice through the flower market shops. So worth the walk. At the bird market in a slow walk one can enjoy the short visit. There's an interesting thing to see when... More

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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The bird market is easy to get too and a really good chance to see something unique. It is a side to Hong Kong that most don't see. It is highly recommended and it is free.

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Trento, Italy
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

It is a very interesting place, with birds of all types and species being sold, together with sacks of worms, seeds or grasshoppers to feed the birds. The birds sing very loud, and their singing is attracting wild birds too. If you have time it is quite interesting

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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Scattered on the road along sit dealers and offer their birds - mostly far too many for a small cage. The birds are fed with live grasshoppers, you can also buy bags of them.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The bird market was a must see for us since we are bird owners and bird lovers. It was a very unique and interesting experience that you will not see anywhere else. It is also a great starting or ending point for exploring the markets in Kowloon (see walking tour here: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/see-do/tours-walks/guided-tours/living-culture/kowloon-markets-walk.jsp You could hear the beautiful bird songs from... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I walked around for about 20 min. Very unique and not something you'll find in the States. Not only were the wide variety of birds interesting but also the live bird food they sell :)

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Merano, Italy
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

i struggled with the rating for the bird market, because on one side i think it was good that i saw it but it is so heart breaking and hard to watch. come, see for yourself and make up your own mind what you think about it. i just wanted to buy all birds and set them free. to see... More

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