Enjoy a guided walk that takes you through the back streets of Kowloon and into the daily lives of its residents. Explore colorful streets and come across some of Hong Kong’s most lively markets and well-known landmarks.
What to Expect
As you walk, you will be immersed in the living culture of the Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok districts – two of the most densely populated spots on Earth! See daily life being lived at street level.
The walk begins at the busy and colourful Flower Market, the center of Hong Kong's wholesale and retail flower business. The area is chock-full of vendors selling all manner of flowers, potted plants, bonsais, and more. Next, take in the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, a boisterous scene of men and their bird cages. A short walk away is the bustling and energetic Fa Yeun Street Market, selling a wide range of clothes, accessories, electrical devices, and food.
You'll then visit the Goldfish Market to see the brightly coloured tropical fish and a wide range of aquarium supplies on sale. The people of Hong Kong believe fish bring wealth, so the market is always packed and a fun place to visit. Walking further along, you'll join the throngs at the Ladies Market, where bargain clothes, bags, and trinkets are available.
Later, it's time to learn the history of the local Tin Hau temple. Amidst the burning coils of incense, learn about the Empress of Heaven, one of the most popular deities of Southern China, and patron goddess of the boat people. The temple is situated in Banyan Tree Park, where you can watch the local elders playing Chinese checkers under the shade of ancient banyan trees.
Finish your journey with a walk around the Jade Market, where around 400 stall holders sell accessories made from the revered green stone.
- Public transport
- Food samples
- English-speaking tour guide
Meet at 14:00 outside the Hong Kong Tourist Board Office, Star Ferry Terminus, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
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Know Before You Go
Intimate group sizes with maximum size of 9 persons