First To Review: Tay F.
Feb 17, 2009
**Disclaimer: Mong Kok is on the Kowloon Peninsula, not Hong Kong Island.
I stayed in Kowloon Tong for 5.5 months, and Mong Kok was my second home. The two areas are 3 stations apart from each other, so it was only a 7 minute MTR ride. Hence, I spent a lot of time in Mong Kok.
People talk about Lady's Street as being so interesting, but the more interesting things are located in the building above Lady's Street. Those things are the better fakes of whatever you like that you'll find in Asia. A knowledgible shopper will be able to figure out how to get access to the best wares.
Mong Kok is awesome for several reasons. First is that there are almost no cars for four or so square blocks. This allows the full crowd to mix and mingle and dance around each other like very few other places in the world. Second is its variety of food locations, from American chains as [upscale] Pizza Hut, a California Pizza Kitchen, McDonald's, and KFC, to whatever Asian food you feel like (Sushi, Korean BBQ, Shanghaiese, Congee, etc). Third, Shopping for shoes is mindboggling. It's ridiculous how many shoe stores there are in Mong Kok. Free-Market Society to the max is what Mong Kok is all about. Fourth, Electronics and cell phones are huge industries in Mong Kok. There is a building that is full of cell phone sellers, and repairers, and nothing else. It's got fake or refurbished ones, so you should be careful in your selection. Fifth, shopping for clothes is amazing for adventurous shoppers. The best stores are hiding inside buildings, so it'll take time for you to figure out where to shop. Good luck.
Mong Kok is an experience in itself. It's the ultimate urban jungle.
Apr 16, 2009
Mongkok is a great shopping area where you can find basically anything that you need. There's so many clothes stores that you'll definitely need to set aside a few hours to go. Don't forget that you can bargain at some of the stores.
Also, Mongkok is great to go because it's one of the few remaining places in Hong Kong that still has street food. It's not on a stand like it used to be, but there still are corner shops that sell the fishballs, chicken wings, dumplings, and random other great goodstuffs. You have to try it. Oh, and the mango shaved ice drinks were my personal favorite.
Jul 11, 2009
One of the busiest places in Hong Kong. "Mong Kok" roughly translated from Cantonese to English as [Monn-Gok] "Busy Corner" has the highest population density in the World. It About 130,000 people per km squared.
It's a haven for shoppers, bargain clothes, electronics, flowers and fish, bars, restaurants and markets.
Enjoy yourself there, it's a brilliant and fast paced place. Watch out for those pick pockets!
Apr 10, 2010
This is the place where ladies should go. Shop..Shop..Shop all you can in the "Ladies Market". As i remember we took the MTR from Tsuen Wan to Mongkok for the night market. I can't really remember how long it took us to get there. There are absolutely a lot of people going for shopping and dining. You can find Gadgets, Signatures Shops, Perfume Stores and clothes, clothes, clothes! i will definitely go back there.