Shopping Tung Choi Street North, Mong Kok, Kowloon Published on: 06-08-2016
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Why Goldfish Street (Tung Choi Street) is special ?
The Goldfish Market is a strange sight, with thousands of bagged fish of all shapes and colours lining the walls of the aquatic shops in Mong Kok. Feng shui subscribers regard an aquarium of goldfish to be more than just a pretty face: it’s also an auspicious addition to one’s home that can bring good luck, so it’s no surprise that this popular pet trade is even more prominent in Hong Kong.
Tung Choi Street North – better known as the Goldfish Market – is lined on either side with shops devoted to the raising of many types of fish, from weirdly shaped goldfish to colourful tropical species with gaspingly high price tags.
What to explore at Goldfish Street (Tung Choi Street)?
The Goldfish Market at Mong Kok in Hong Kong takes visitors through rows of aquatic shops featuring thousands of goldfish and marine creatures. The colourful street market spans a few blocks of Tung Choi Street North, has racks upon racks of goldfish and tropical fish hanging in their makeshift ponds, waiting to be adopted and taken home. On this 300 meter long street, there are about 40 stalls and you will encounter several small stores selling everything from all kinds of fishes and accessories to aquariums in different sizes and shapes and it is one of the most important [Street Markets] in Hong Kong.
This is a great place for kids to spend a morning or just a couple of hours checking out the tanks and the wall to wall displays of bright tropical fish for sale in little bags, all colors, shapes and sizes imaginable. And besides fish, there is also the tiny frogs, hamsters, beetles, turtles, and all sorts of small pets for the kids to enjoy.
How to get to Goldfish Street (Tung Choi Street)?
MTR Prince Edward Station, Exit B2. Walk east along Prince Edward Road West until you reach the market.
MTR Mong Kok East Station, Exit C. Walk to Sai Yee Street via the footbridge and follow the signs.
- Famous spot for pet stores
- The best place for aquarium enthusiasts
- Tons of fish, reptiles and other marine life
- Better than any aquarium for the kids
- Amazing fishes, pets and reptile
Tung Choi Street North, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Tips for you
If have seen the high-end shopping malls, and the tourist filled markets in Hong Kong then this is another more genuine side of the city. It's colourful, interesting (especially if you are a fish fan) and safe. The street consists of two blocks, lined on both sides with pet stores focussing mostly on fish (freshwater and marine), some corals, and amphibians. Some are displayed in plastic bags, but the most interesting are found in tanks inside the stores. This is where the locals come for their aquarium needs. The easiest way to get there is to take the MTR (subway) to Mong Kok station, take exit B3, go up the escalator and right as you exit take a second escalator up to the elevated walkway. Turn right at the top, and then take the first left, then take the stairs down and you're there (at the McDonalds) in less than 3 minutes from the station. If you plan going on a Sunday most of the stores don't open until midday.
Best place for the weird and the wonderful, including bearded lizards, snapping turtles and even snakes....as pets of course!