Hong Kong, Kowloon

Kowloon markets: birds, flowers, fish, jade and fruits

Given that I've posted about birds yesterday, let's continue today with another post about birds. But let's tie it in with a visit to the other side, which is Kowloon. If you only have a short time in Hong Kong do try and fit in a visit to Kowloon - it's so vibrant and interesting.… Continue reading Kowloon markets: birds, flowers, fish, jade and fruits

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Kowloon, Sightseeing

Jade market in Mong Kok

At the Jade Market in Mong Kok, Kowloon, hawkers sell various shades and qualities of the precious stone. To the Chinese, jade has a spiritual value for warding off evil. Stones carved into different shapes can represent wealth (deer), good fortune (tiger) and power (dragon). The market is open from 10am to 3.30pm, every day.… Continue reading Jade market in Mong Kok