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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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Not sure RSPB would approve

Maybe it is the RSPB calling in me, but felt torn by this place. Especially seeing some species, like the parrot, not looking that healthy. One of them, was a grey parrot... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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English first
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Bird street really lives up to its name. Well worth the time to visit. It's not a very big area but so much to see. If you like birds and lovely bird cages this is the place. My two young boys loved all the different birds.

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West Midlands, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Interestingly this place was only established at the end of 1997, I'd like to think that the Brits would not have allowed such a cruel place to operate. If seeing multiple exotic birds rammed in small cages is your thing then you are in for a treat.

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Fascinating and very tolerant of visitors and photos. Very easy to navigate and fascinating in the variety of birds, beautiful handmade bird cages, cacophony of bird song and proximity to the city. A unique and pleasurable experience - and amazingly clean!!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Maybe it is the RSPB calling in me, but felt torn by this place. Especially seeing some species, like the parrot, not looking that healthy. One of them, was a grey parrot, literally shaking on his stand. The most interesting part, was the cages containing, crickets and grasshoppers (food for the birds)

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 379 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 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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Address: Hong Lok St., Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Mong Kok

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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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