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Home > Sightseeing > Kowloon > Bird Market Garden

Prince Edward Bird Market

One of the sad examples of "demolish the real and replace with artificial" tourist attractions the Bird Market Garden in near the Prince Edward MTR station in Kowloon.  Located in Yuen Po Street the "garden" is more of a large courtyard, there is no grass and few trees, but it does have plenty of birds.  It was built by the government for the song bird traders and stall holders who were evicted when the original Bird Street market on Hong Lok Street was demolished.

The place is small, crowded and smells rather strongly of birds.  Not a problem for the bird fancier I'm sure but it makes it unappealing as a place for other tourists to visit.

For non-bird watchers the huge display of bamboo bird cages is very impressive and probably just as interesting as the feathered friends inside.  When visiting with non birders this destination would be a great one to combine with a trip to the Flower Market which is just along the road.

Opening hours and fees:

It is open from 7am in the morning to 8pm every day and there is no entrance fee, you just walk in and look around.  Nobody will hassle you to buy anything as even local resident birders often just go there to hang out with the birds.

Getting there:

Take the MTR to Prince Edward station and follow the signs

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