Our 1st day was spent pretty much in Mong Kok and despite being the busiest district in the world (noisiest too if you ask me); we loved it there. The blinding neon signs, the cramped-up alleys, traffic noise, the crowded streets and the stench of boiling pig innards, what’s not to love? Oh did I mention that there’s an abundance of shopping and lots of places to eat?
In Mong Kok you’ll find anything and everything for all ages and genders; clothes, shoes, cosmetics, jewelry, traditional Chinese medicine, bags, electronics, roast duck, dimsum, traditional Chinese street-side food, milk tea and burgers and fries.
There are also quite a number of hotels and hostels in the area, some money changers and 24-hour 711’s that sell tiger balm for a cheap.
Getting to Mong Kok is easy as it is quite a popular place; just get on a train and get off at Mong Kok Station. If you are looking for a particular shop, best to do a little research and bring a map, asking locals for direction in a place like Mong Kok can be challenging as everyone seems to be moving in a very fast phase. -KIM