Friday, October 23, 2015

Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok

When I first moved to Hong Kong, I thought that Mong Kok's Sai Yeung Choi Street was the most amazing place I'd ever been to in the city.  I think I'd been to dinner around the area, but this street was open near midnight still.  That was probably the most attractive part.  The lights, the crowds, the street entertainers…everyone was still shopping, strolling, dining, and coming out of the cinema.

We were out in Mong Kok for dinner last night, which made me remember the good old times when I was enamored with the glamor of Sai Yueng Choi Street.  

How To Get Here:
1.  From Mong Kok's MTR Station, take exit D3
2.  And you are there!

NOTE:  Exit D3 brings you out near Nathan Road and Sai Yueng Choi Street.  It's a good place to start exploring.  Another option is to take the MTR exit E2.

 ***Views of Sai Yeung Choi Street and the general area at night***

Sai Yeung Choi Street is popular with locals and tourists.  For tourists, there are loads of pharmacies/dispensaries, electronic/camera shops, beauty/cosmetic shops, accessory/watch shops and clothing shops to check out.  For locals, there are some awesome cafes, eateries, clothing shops, and salons splattered throughout the area.

There is a constant upgrading of shops in the area, like the semi-new Innisfree shop!

Since it is still quite warm these days, though not blazing hot, the Mobile Softee truck can still be found with a line of customers in its wake.

I think it was around 9 pm when we started strolling around, but it was still quite crowded.  The crowds, in this case, I love.  The people add to the excitement of being down in the heart of Mong Kok!

If you are in need of cash, then there are exchange kiosks around the area that are open quite late into the evening.

We took a walk over to Sai Yee Street and stopped to check out Ladies Market.

Along Fa Yuen Street and Sai Yee Street, both of which run parallel to Sai Yeung Choi Street, you can find a myriad of sport/camping/outdoor shops.  It's where you can find all sorts of gear all throughout the year.

Hope you enjoyed this little view of Mong Kok!

This is definitely a great place to go when visiting Hong Kong!