Day 7. Mong Kok and an evening trip up The Peak, Hong Kong

Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Mong Kok

Another ride on the iconic Star Ferry over to Kowloon then the metro to Mong Kong to explore the markets.  Mong Kong is full of atmosphere and is a chaotic mix of stalls selling fake designer labels alongside cheap local products.

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Causeway Bay

Bartering over the price seems to be the norm, so expect to pay at least a third less than the marked prices.  We weren’t tempted with any goods on offer there but we did find a nice small cafe called Milk Milk for our lunch.  Feeling refreshed we continued onto Nathan Road (Kowloon’s main shopping street).  As we walked along, we spotted an Esprit Outlet store in the basement of one of the smaller malls.  Racks were full of end of season lines and samples, all at very low prices.  We browsed the store for around an hour and left with four bagfuls of dresses and shirts, each item ranging from HK$89 to HK$150 each.  All this shopping made us feel hungry so we treated ourselves to delicious coconut buns from a nearby bakery.

Victoria Harbour from The Peak, Hong Kong
Victoria Harbour from The Peak

Before dinner, we returned to Central and took a bus to the top of The Peak to admire the spectacular nighttime views of the bright lights of Victoria Harbour below.  After a cappuccino in the Peak’s Galleria mall we returned to North Point where we dined late in the evening.

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