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Bird Market

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Address: Hong Lok St., Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Description: This exotic market is also a place where locals bring their own pet birds...
This exotic market is also a place where locals bring their own pet birds for airings.
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Many types of birds ... sad to see to many crowded cages

The Bird market has all kinds of birds, large & small plus insects for feeding. If you are looking to explore a different side of Hong Kong and don't mind the sadness of so many... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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721 reviews 721 reviews
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294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Bird market has all kinds of birds, large & small plus insects for feeding. If you are looking to explore a different side of Hong Kong and don't mind the sadness of so many birds caged up, you can walk through. The bird garden has been around for a long time so it is part of Hong Kong's history,... More 

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Epping, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We've just come back from a visit to the bird market, we popped in as we were passing through. What a dreadful place. Full of cage distressed wild birds. Do yourself a favour & give it a wide birth.

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Herndon, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Due to bird flu and possibly Japanese Encephalitis concerns, the bird market has been closed. We had trouble finding the nearby Ladies Market and Flower Market. There is plenty to see in and around the Temple Street Market.

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Sarasota, Florida
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77 attraction reviews
296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Very sad and depressing to see such beautiful creatures in such small cages when they should be free to fly... really didn't like the bird market at all....

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Kimberley, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Travelling with a 10yr old can be hard work as you have to keep them entertained. Well this market certainly did the trick. Being a farm boy seeing all the locusts, grasshoppers and worms in packets - fantastic and then all the different types of birds. The best was when he found an escaped worm - the pleasure of feeding... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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29 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Make sure if you want buy a bird to arrange the shippemnt method to avoid anything in airport and make sure you have nessary document from my experance i buy a bird latter in the airport the airlines reject to accept my bird on board and before that customs and afcd they say ok you can carry but the scurty... More 

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Devonport, Australia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was close to our apartment so it was one of the first things we did when we arrived in HK, the market is in Prince Edwards and very close to the Goldfish market and Flower Market. With maps its even easier but there are the pink tourist signs indicating the way. We found it fascinating to see all the... More 

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Melbourne
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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Hawera
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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
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32 helpful votes 32 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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Mong Kok
It’s one of the highest density districts in the world, so come to Mong Kok prepared for action. Home to every market, restaurant and shopping arcade imaginable, Mong Kok is the one-stop shop to satisfy all your shopping needs. Dust off your finest negotiation skills and dive into the bartering frenzy. Similar retailers will conveniently congregate in the same area forming easy to remember references such as “flower street” and “sneakers street.” Here you will also find various local delicacies being served at street snack shops or hole-in-the-wall restaurants. One reliable rule of thumb: the smaller the place, the better the food.
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