Two of my favorite places to take tourists are the Flower Market and Bird Market in Prince Edward. Itâ€™s easy to get there and interesting to check out (ha! Even my friend who is allergic to flowers had a good time!)
To get there, take the MTR (subway) to Prince Edward Station. (The station is on the Tsuen Wan line or â€˜redâ€™ line.) When you get off at Prince Edward stop, look for signs that list the different exits. Take Exit B1 and you will find yourself on the corner of Prince Edward Road West, and Nathan Road. Look around, you will NOT need to cross any street. Turn left when you exit onto the sidewalk and walk down Prince Edward Road West. After a few steps you will pass a police station. You will probably see people carrying flowers walking in your direction. Walk towards where they came from, further down Prince Edward Road West.
After a few short blocks you will be at the beginning of the Flower Market. Along Prince Edward Road there are dozens of shops selling flowers, but mostly accessories. If you continue down the street, it will open up to the main flower market area with flowers spilling out onto the street.
When you get here, turn left, up from Prince Edward Road West and walk into the main market area. You can only walk for half a block before you turn right, along the street that runs parallel to Prince Edward Road. This is Flower Market Road. Flower Market Road contains dozens of shops selling all sorts of flowers. They have flowers here that youâ€™ve never seen before!
As you come towards the end of the road, it begins to curve back onto Prince Edward Road. You will see the following sign:
You are now at the entrance to the Bird Market. I know they call it the â€œBird Gardenâ€, but that sounds too fancy for me! This is the place where you can buy bags of live jumbo-sized grasshoppers for your pet bird to snack on. People (mostly older men,) will bring their birds here and then hang their cage on a hook or a branch, and hang out and talk with other bird enthusiasts. Itâ€™s a scene!