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Bird Street

Mong Kok
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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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Interesting but small

It will only take 5 minutes or so to walk around this bird market. It was interesting to see so many birds in one place on sale but I wouldn't make the walk out to it specifically... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 4, 2016
Tom H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Bird Market. A little side alley that if filled with birds for sale…every size and shape…and cages and bird food. Now when we say bird food, we don’t mean bags of grain. We mean bags of live grasshoppers and bags squirming with meal worms. We had never seen anything like this…truly amazing. Song birds are kept in... More 

Thank busconi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

It will only take 5 minutes or so to walk around this bird market. It was interesting to see so many birds in one place on sale but I wouldn't make the walk out to it specifically to see this market unless you're staying close by.

Thank Tom H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

It's not really a street... More like a walk through. It's maybe a 5-10 min walk through. But if you're planning to do all the "market streets" anyways this one is ok. You really don't see this everyday. A bunch of birds of all colors and sizes. It's sad to see some of them. Some do not look they are... More 

Thank Monica N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

OMG there are soo many birds. Some not in the best shape but this was an interesting quick walk after we were at goldfish street and Flower street.

Thank Jadybugs
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

The place is not worth a visit unless your hotel is nearby. It's a really small market that takes 5 minutes to walk through. If you're expecting a nice market in a park setting, you'll be disappointed.

Thank Ruby V
Chilliwack, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Never seen a place where people take their birds for walks! Thousands of birds of all types and also tons of live creepy crawlys that people buy to feed their birds.very interesting place.

Thank Jaret Y
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

While walking around the flower markets we could hear the twitter of birds so we decided to follow the sound and came across a street where birds are sold. Quite intriguing to visit if time permits.

Thank Judy G
Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank ahay94
Coralville, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Brad B
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

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

Thank s555wht

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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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