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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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Hong Kong Super Saver: Hong Kong Island Tour, Mongkok Market Tour plus Hop-On...

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Fascinating!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jaret Y
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Chilliwack, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 9 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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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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New Zealand
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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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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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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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