Mong Kok

Mong Kok, night market

The famous Mong Kok district located at the northern end of Nathan Road in Kowloon attracts visitors especially at night.

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Mong Kok is said to be the largest outdoor market in Hong Kong. The few streets in the area around Mong Kok subway station resemble large markets more than anything else.

What can you buy at the markets in Mong Kok?

In short: everything.

Stalls offer cheap fashion, luggage, stationery, jewellery, toys, handicrafts, electronics, homeware, souvenirs...

That's why tourists mix with many locals at the markets, who come to Mong Kok to shop like a big open-air supermarket.

When to go shopping?

Although the term "night" is common for the markets in Mong Kok, in reality most of their opening hours are during daylight hours.

The first stalls open around 9:30am and stay open until about 11pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, many stalls are open well past midnight.

Where exactly are the markets in Mong Kok?

Although many tourists' maps point to the site of the Mong Koku shopping centre on Portland Street, the famous night markets are located on the exact opposite side of the subway station.

How to get there?

The easiest way to get to the markets in Mong Kok is by subway. You can use two stations, both of which are within 250 metres of the main shopping streets.

  • Mong Kok - Red and Green subway lines (towards Hong Kong Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Bay, Kai Tak)
  • Mong Kok East - light blue metro line (direction Hong Kong Central, Hung Hom, Sha Tin, China border)

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