Kick-start your tour of Hong Kong with the must-see Kowloon market. What makes it a popular attraction is the fact that locals have visited this place for more than 100-years. Your first-stop here is the Flower Market, a vibrant and colourful street market consisting of more than 50 shops. Here you'll find an array of exotic blossoms, luck-bearing houseplants and other fragrant finds.
Next-up on your agenda is Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, a charming Chinese-style garden with songbird stalls, traditional Chinese courtyards, and moon gates. As your tour progresses, your tour guide will help you get your bearings around Kowloon, and let you know when you've entered New Territories, plus how to get to mainland China from there.
From there you'll visit Mong Kok where you can sharpen your bargaining skills or watch how the locals do it. Get your hands on finds like priced clothes, bags, and accessories from street-vendors. By the way, Mong Kok is also known as the world's most densely populated neighbourhood, housing 130,000 people per square kilometres.
Moving on, you'll be on your way down Nathan Road, passing by the newly built five-star Langham Place hotel and mall, to finally reach Shanghai Street. This place was famous in the 50s and 60s for selling traditional wedding clothes to ancestral offerings. Don't be too awe struck as you've got to make your way to the century old wholesale Yau Ma Tei fruit market.
The superstitious would love the world-famous Jade Market, encompassing 400 hawkers, as you learn how jade wards off health hazards and bad feng shui. And lastly, the last stop of Kowloon's market is the Temple Street. Take your time to marvel at the working-class people's life at Sea Goddess Temple and contrast that to Yau Ma Tei Public Plaza, where local people like to spend a lazy afternoon under the beautiful Chinese Banyan trees.
*Pick-up at Prince Edward MTR station Exit A. Drop-off at Yau Ma Tei MTR station.