The Goldfish Market in Hong Kong is one of the more off-beat markets that you must put down on your travel itinerary. The market is located on Tung Choi Street in the Mongkok neighborhood but it is often referred to as Goldfish street by natives as well as tourists. Visiting the market is easy since it is conveniently situated minutes away from a number of Mongkok hotels Hong Kong. For those opting for convenient and plush accommodation with easy access to many of the city’s prime locations the Dorsett Mongkok Hotel Hong Kong would be a great option.
Rows upon rows, thousands of ornate fish primarily goldfish hung along the line of shops on the Goldfish Street is truly a magnificent spectacle. Taking a stroll through the Goldfish Market will allow you to take a glimpse of rare and exotic fish in any kind you can imagine. The best time to step into the market is in the evening, when it’s dark outside the market lights up creating an enchanting atmosphere of a mystic aquarium.
A special prominence is given to Goldfish in the market because Hong Kongers believe these fish are auspicious and will bring good luck and prosperity to one’s home. Most fish are already placed in plastic bags ready to be sold to customers. In addition to the great varieties of fish available you also find other exotic pets including turtles, snakes, spiders, lizards and even the more mundane dogs and cats to be sold here.
For aquarists the Goldfish Market is a true paradise, not only does is display and sell a large variety of sea creatures but you also find a number of endemic species that are sold at hefty prices. You find local and foreign aquarists spending hours walking through the market to find that special type of fish to take back with them.
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