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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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Free and smoke free

Worth a visit if you are in the area. Some beautiful birds. No smoking in the street so it's quite serene. A lovely walk with your family.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2016
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Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit if you are in the area. Some beautiful birds. No smoking in the street so it's quite serene. A lovely walk with your family.

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Coralville, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

You don't need a lot of time but Bird Street is worth a stroll. Lots of older men take their birds to the area for air and conversation (and gambling, I think.) there are plenty of retailers catering to bird owners. Best to get permission to take pictures but we had no problem.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Incredible amount of caged birds: Chinese men with bird pets in cages: Definitely worth a visit. Loved it

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

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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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 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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Sydney, Australia
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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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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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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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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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