Photo diary: Mong Kok on a Saturday Night

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Mong Kok is one of the liveliest districts in Hong Kong, where you can see overwhelming numbers of billboards, vibrant street markets, and an endless stretch of eateries and side stalls. Check out how we spent our evening in Mong Kok in this series of photos!

The insane crowds

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The weekend nights are when Mong Kok truly comes alive, with streams of locals and tourists walking the streets. Be prepared to squeeze through some really dense crowds.

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The crowds may seem daunting, but if you’re in Hong Kong in the cooler weathers, it actually doesn’t feel too bad. I’m comparing it to a hot humid day in Singapore, that is.

Classic billboards + neon signs

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Not only are the streets crowded, but the buildings are also filled with billboards and neon signs. Capture great Instagram shots while you’re walking the streets of Mong Kok!

Lots of shopping

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When in Mong Kok, shopping at the street markets is a must! The well-known Ladies’ Market is located along Tung Choi Street, selling plenty of clothes, plush toys, and pretty trinkets you can bring home as souvenirs. Not only are there street markets, but shopping centres are also an option.

Street food

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Not to forget the array of street food you can find while walking through Mong Kok! Be it curry fishballs, egglets, or a satisfying packet of cold noodles, you’ll never go hungry.

Live performances on the weekends

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Lastly, you haven’t been to Mong Kok until you’ve walked its streets on a Saturday night! Street performances are a common sight along the streets, where singers and performers bring along their own equipment and sing the night away.

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The atmosphere was made so much better with plenty of couples singing and dancing along with the live performances. It was quite a sight!

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You may have seen the modern metropolis side of Hong Kong in shopping areas such as Causeway Bay, but that isn’t all. Immerse yourself with the locals in the heart of Kowloon when you visit Mong Kok, both a shopping and residential district.

Ever been to Mong Kok? What was the most memorable part of your visit?

Photos taken with Canon 80D with 50mm f/1.8 lens and 18-55mm lens.

This article was first published on Tripzilla Magazine.

With love,
jtwong


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