I traveled to Hong Kong for five days and four nights in the end of November for the first time in five years. While there is a lot of scenery which has been unchanged, I find out something new whenever I visit Hong Kong. In this article, I will write about Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei and Jordan as part of Day 4.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Going to Hong Kong
* Day 1: Tsim Sha Tsui
* Day 1: Tsim Sha Tsui (Light-up)
* Day 2: HKU and Kennedy Town
* Day 2: Sheung Wan and Central
* Day 2: Peak Tower and Central (Light-up)
* Day 3: Ocean Park
* Day 3: Montane Mansion, North Point and Causeway Bay
* Day 3: Causeway Bay and Wan Chai (Light-up)
* Day 4: Wong Tai Sin Temple, Nan Lian Garden and Tian Tan Buddha (Lantau Island)
* Day 4: Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei and Jordan [This article]
* Day 4: Sky 100 and Tsim Sha Tsui (Light-up)
* Day 5: Return Home
Following the previous post, I left Lantau Island and will walk south around Nathan Road from Mong Kok to Yau Ma Tei and Jordan.
Mong Kok (旺角)
To begin with, I will go around Mong Kok (旺角). Taking of Mong Kok (旺角), Langham Place is a landmark spot.
Compared with Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok (旺角) was filled with local atmosphere.
Signboards were pushing out from the street.
Van type buses.
I haven’t eaten anything since I had a breakfast in the morning, so I will have a lunch around here. I stopped by “Lan Ting Cafe (蘭亭咖啡閣)”.
In the cafe. The cafe was filled with local people.
I ordered chicken pie, pineapple bread, egg tart and ice milk tea.
The staff of “Lan Ting Cafe (蘭亭咖啡閣)” was very friendly and I was satisfied with its cuisine.
After I left “Lan Ting Cafe (蘭亭咖啡閣)”, I walked around “Goldfish Market”.
In Hong Kong where feng shui is popular, goldfish is considered to be auspicious.
If you are interested in goldfish, you may want to visit “Goldfish Market”.
Then, I visited “Ladies Market (女人街)” on the Tung Choi Street.
As the name suggests, there are lots of shops for women in the “Ladies Market (女人街)”.
“Ladies Market (女人街)” is famous as a night market, but I saw many visitors during the daytime as well.
I also saw a fire truck here.
Yau Ma Tei (油麻地)
Then, I visited Yau Ma Tei (油麻地). Here are some snap photos around Nathan Road.
I came to Tin Hau Temple (天后廟).
Tin Hau Temple (天后廟) is a Taoist temple that honors Tin Hau, Goddess of the Sea.
In the temple.
There were big incense sticks overhead.
After I walked around Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei, I finally went around Jordan (佐敦).
There was “Temple Street” in Jordan (佐敦).
“Temple Street” is one of the two major night markets in Hong Kong along with “Ladies Market (Tung Choi Street)”.
After I visited “Temple Street”, I stopped by “Yee Shun Milk Company (義順牛奶公司)” for a rest.
“Yee Shun Milk Company (義順牛奶公司)” is a sweets restaurant that is famous for milk pudding.
In the restaurant.
I ordered “milk pudding (馳名雙皮燉奶)” and ice milk tea.
Then, I will move to the next destination, “Sky 100”.
That’s it for the article about Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei and Jordan as part of Day 4 of my Hong Kong trip.
These areas were filled with local atmospheres compared with Tsim Sha Tsui where there were lots of tourists. In particular, “Ladies Market (Tung Choi Street)” and “Temple Street” were full of deep local colors and if I have another chance to visit again, I would like to visit them in the evening as they were famous as night markets 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Sky 100 and Tsim Sha Tsui (Light-up) as part of Day 4.
1 Lan Ting Cafe
2 Goldfish Market
3 Ladies Market (Tung Choi Street)
4 Tin Hau Temple
5 Temple Street
6 Yee Shun Milk Company
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