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Bird Street

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Address: Hong Lok St., Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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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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Nearby to the flower market so if you are doing this then its virtually right next door. Interesting place to have a wander and see all the birds singing in their cages and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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56 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nearby to the flower market so if you are doing this then its virtually right next door. Interesting place to have a wander and see all the birds singing in their cages and someones out on their little stands. Doesn't take long to visit. Beware of local men spitting on the street and I even saw one local man going... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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682 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the area checking out the flower market and a few other sites and decided to visit the bird market. I think we were there about 15 minutes. Free and fun but I am not sure it would be worth going all the way across town just for the bird market alone.

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Thank misopiso88
Brisbane, Australia
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78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

It was ok, I did expect to see more birds. I took quite a few photos then saw a sign saying "no photos". Worth a visit, walk past the flower market on the way.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

When I heard of the bird market I was worried, I didn't really want to visit. However I was passing the flower market. I was distressed to see some many amazing birds kept in such small cages, one owner was throwing a cage with a bird to someone else. Do not visit if you love animals.

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Thank DanAdventure
Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Let me start by saying I love birds. I know this is a very old practice by the locals, traditional in a way, but I really struggled seeing birds in such small cages. It's a free attraction, so it's not as though they are relying on tourists for a living, hence I don't feel so bad for visiting, but it... More 

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Thank David K
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59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

After visiting flower street we wandered over to bird street. Just a lot of birds in tiny cages which I found really distressing.

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Singapore
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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Amazing street to slender about for an hour and admire the multitude of birds. The locals are a sight to behold too with their special 'pets' in handmade cages, on their shoulder or on the head. Great photo opportunity and with the flower market and goldfish market just around the corner, it makes it for the perfect day out.

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Thank DT8888
Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Not a fan of caged animals but this chinese style garden with all its trees and bird traders is worth a visit. Check out the living bird treats and move to the flower & fish markets

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Thank HKstar1
Rockhampton, Australia
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37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Most of the shops open at lunchtime so to fill up the morning we walked to the bird, fish and flower street. worth a look if you are interested in local life. A bit smelly and messy but that's HK.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Depends what you're looking for, but we loved our trip to this neighborhood: the birds, the flowers and the tropical fish, all within a few blocks. Just walk the streets, look and listen. This where the ordinary locals come to buy grasshoppers to feed their birds, tropical fish to fill their tanks and fresh and amazing artificial flowers to decorate... More 

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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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