Hong Kong is a land of contrasts; blending old world charm with modernity this dynamic Asian destination provides visitors with one unforgettable adventure after another. Colonial buildings sit side by side with towering skyscrapers, modern mega malls are completed by colourful markets and luxurious fine dining restaurants compete with lively street food stalls which let you savour the exotic flavours of Asia. As you wander the streets, getting lost in the sights, sounds and smells you will come across many unique places of interest, one of which is undoubtedly the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden.
Located in Kowloon, this fascinating attraction is where you will find an area set aside especially for the sale of birds and items related to the upkeep and maintenance of these feathery friends. A place for bird owners to meet and interact as well, the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden covers an area of around 3,000 square metres and can be reached from the Prince Edward MTR Station.
Opened in 1997, this popular site is open daily from 7 am to 8 pm and showcases a Chinese style design such as what can be seen at the Moon Gateway and the various courtyards. There are row of trees planted here that add to the site’s overall charm. As you explore the area you will also come across carvings of birds on marble screens and a huge mural carving that can be seen at the entrance on Boundary Street.
Of course the main attraction here is the bird stalls where you will find a colourful array of exotic feathered species on sale. Along with birds, you will also find stalls selling everything from ornate bamboo cages to water dishes made from porcelain and even yummy grub for birds including live mealworms and crickets!
Those planning to visit this attraction and the many others in this part of Hong Kong should look to stay at a centrally located hotel in Kowloon such as Cosmo Hotel Mongkok. One of the leading Mongkok hotels, it is within easy reach of local transport options as well, making it an ideal base from which to set off on a sightseeing tour.