This part of Kowloon just down from the main tourist drag of Tsim Sha Tsui / Jordan is a combination of residential / commercial buildings, alleys filled with traditional shops and a couple retail complexes. You can stay at a few hotels in the area but mostly it is home to one of Hong Kong’s' most famous tourist streets – Temple St - located off Nathan Rd between Jordan and Ya Ma Tei.
This street is the way we would go to get further down towards Mongkok. Here you can get that odd bargain for 'her' and basic men’s fashion for 'him' - commonly referred to as ‘Men's Street'. If you have an upcoming celebration to shop for then Shanghai St has all things to do with kitchen and wedding dresses!
We walk a lot in Kowloon and the distance down Nathan Rd or Temple St to Ya Ma Tei is quite a few blocks - the MTR/bus will be a lot quicker although you will miss out on the eclectic atmosphere. The further you go, the more intrinsically localised it becomes with people and traffic clogging this diverse neighborhood.
Colourful neon signs continually divert your eyes - even if you can’t read them, they still look great. Restaurants can be found here, however not as many to choose from until getting closer towards Mongkok. If you want to experience the local way of life, it begins here and continues way past Prince Edward and beyond.
Enjoy your experience!
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