The bustling Mong Kok district is Hong Kong at its most fascinating and sensual. Easily navigate the hustle and bustle on this guided tour of the market's many delights, perusing fragrant incense and herbs, and sampling from colorful foods and flowers representing the city's vibrant culture.
Arrive at Canton Road market, where daily essentials including religious incense, herbal medicine, and dried seafood vie for your attention. Your guide decodes the crowded action to provide insight on the local way of life, while local residents offer perspective on the traditional goods.
Sample culinary delights, including egg tarts and milk tea, at one of Hong Kong's cha chaan teng restaurants. Keep the snacking going and add French toast to the mix while watching classic Cantonese film clips at China Café, a famous shooting location for many Hong Kong-based films.
Wander Fa Yuen Street, talking to local hawkers as you learn how the stalls reflect the city's culture and trends. Experience colorful shopping streets, encountering flowers and fish traditionally associated with good fortune. Hear tales about the influence of botany on the city—including how the bauhinia flower became the city's emblem, or the powerful symbolism of the orchid—all while surrounded by the Flower Market's intoxicating fragrance.