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Mong Kok

Mong Kok (旺角, pinyin: Wngjiǎo) is an area in Yau Tsim Mong district, on the Kowloon peninsula, in Hong Kong, with one of the highest population densities in the world. The name in Chinese means "rich/flourishing corner".

The district is characterised by a mixture of old and new multi-story buildings, with shops and restaurants at street level and commercial or residential units above. Major industries in Mong Kok are retail, restaurants (including fast food) and entertainment.

''A busy street in Mong Kok. It is full of vehicles and people. ''

Table of contents
1 Streets
2 Markets
3 Food


A few of the streets in Mong Kok are very famous (e.g. Ladies St. 女人街, Shoe St. 波鞋街, and Photocopy Street). Each street has its own characteristics.


Mong Kok preserves its traditional characteristics with an array of markets, small shops, and food stalls that have already disappeared from other areas. The following are some interesting sites:

Some famous shopping plazas are located in this dense area.


The Mong Kok area contains numerous food stalls. Most of them sell snacks such as fish balls (the most popular), bean curd and
siu mai. These easy-to-grab snacks are very popular in Hong Kong, especially for folks on the run.

In addition to the street food, there are many different kinds of cuisines, including Japanese, Chinese, Italian, and Thai food.

See also: List of buildings, sites and areas in Hong Kong