Hong Kong Bird Market – Yuen Po Street Bird Garden
Hong Kong Bird Market
The Hong Kong Bird Market is located in Mong Kok, Kowloon. Officially named Yuen Po Street Bird Garden Hong Kong, it is a Chinese-style garden adjacent to Flower Market Hong Kong and Mong Kok Stadium, covering an area of about 3,000 square meters. The main entrance is in Boundary Street and the other entrance is in Yuen Po Street, both entrances feature the design of Chinese archway. Bird Market Hong Kong is a popular place for local bird lovers and tourists. There are a number of stalls selling beautiful birds, exquisite bamboo bird cages and bird-care paraphernalia.
The Story of Bird Market Hong Kong
In the early 1960s, many local bird lovers kept songbirds as a hobby and liked to go to tea houses or restaurants together with their feathered friends so that they could enjoy dim sum and hear the birds singing at the same time. A majority of them used to gather at a tea house in Shanghai Street, Mong Kok. After the closing down of the tea house, those bird lovers moved to the nearby Hong Lok Street for gathering. There were only about 10 hawkers selling grasshoppers at the beginning. Later, the street attracted more people to sell birdcages, birds, grasshoppers and bird food. The Hong Kong Bird Market flourished in the 1980s with over 80 stalls and has become one of the famous tourist attractions in Hong Kong. However, due to an urban renewal project, the original bird market was demolished in the 1990s. The former site has been transformed into a new landmark in Mongkok – Langham Place, a shopping mall and commercial complex. Bird Market Hong Kong has been relocated to the present location since 1997.
Bird Market Hong Kong Opening Hours
Daily from 7 am to 8 pm
Bird Garden Hong Kong Location
Yuen Po Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon
MTR Prince Edward Station Exit B1. When you get to the exit, turn around and walk along Prince Edward Road for about 10 minutes until you reach Yuen Po Street. You will walk pass Mong Kok Flower Market.
MTR Mong Kok East Station Exit D. Turn right, walk to the entrance of Royal Plaza Hotel. No need to enter the hotel, pass through the glass door on its right-handed side. Then, turn left and walk for a few minutes. Go down two floors via the elevator and cross the footbridge. Walk downstairs and then turn right to get to there.
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