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Bird Street

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Address: Hong Lok St., Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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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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Short distance, Surly birdsellers

The birds you'll see here probably are sourced from SEAsia as I have seen mynahs in cages. They look exotic in their bamboo cages, but in total, it's like a miniature bird pet... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Bacolod
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The birds you'll see here probably are sourced from SEAsia as I have seen mynahs in cages. They look exotic in their bamboo cages, but in total, it's like a miniature bird pet shop. The store owners look uninterested if there are tourists and some are snarly to the point of reprimanding you not to take photo of their birds... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I was expecting more birds to be honnest Not too far from the flower market but not worth to just go see it!

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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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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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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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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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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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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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