Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hong Kong Trip 2010 – Part Two–Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok





The Markets and Tin Hau Temple.

Originally posted Monday, March 29, 2010 on my blog News From Italy

Hong Kong Trip Part Two

The next morning March 3rd we started to properly explore the amazing city of Hong Kong. We were to walk many miles during our stay and we started our tour using a useful little book 'Hong Kong Walks', a useful addition to our own Eyewitness and Lonely Planet guides.

Today's cacophony of sights and sounds took us to the Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok districts, a non stop experience of local urban Chinese lifestyles in the heart of the Kowloon peninsula.

We visited the Flower Market, Bird Garden, Goldfish Market, Jade Market, Ladies Market (misnamed as not just for ladies but selling a vast array of items at bargain prices). Also Shanghai Street one of the city's oldest where kitchenware shops mingle with those selling Chinese style wedding clothes(more of weddings another time) and a Tin Hau Temple.

I will leave the photos to say the rest and remember if you want to see more take a look at LindyLouMac Flickr Photos

Mong Kok Flower Market

View from Casa Bella 022



The Bird Garden

Owners take their birds with them to the Bird Garden for an outing, it is also a market for all bird related purchases.

Even live food!

The Goldfish Market

The Ladies Market

The Jade Market, where yes I did buy a little something from this lady.

Tin Hau Temple

No photography was allowed inside but to finish off, here are a couple of the ones I took in the garden.

These trees are amazing and we were to see many of them during our visit.

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  1. What a riot of colour! I'd LOVE to have been there in person to smell those gorgeous flowers, hear all those birds singing, to view all of those lovely ornate birdcages, see the brightly coloured fish and walk in the gardens. What a treat for all the senses!

  2. Desiree@ thanks to blogging we have both been able to share each others travels virtually, I love the fact we both enjoy each other's experiences so much.

  3. wow so wonderful. I wanted to visit this place too. Hope soon. You've got a wonderful visit in this country.

  4. The Places@ Thankyou for your visit and comment, hope you will call by again.

  5. oh my gosh how beautiful, the color everwhere is what hits me first, the flowers , the orchids, amazing, the clothing for sale, the birds taken for outings amazing.Thankyuou so much for sharing this, thankyou! I love those tote bags and hand bags,, very pretty!!!

  6. I love the idea of people taking their birds out for a walk to the bird market to buy accessories for them! I've often thought it unfair that birds get cooped up while cats and dogs have a lot more freedome of movement! ;o)


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