EXPLORING NATHAN ROAD, HONGKONG
If you happen to visit Hongkong and you are up for some night adventure along with shopping breeze, then Nathan Road is the place that you should put into your list. Formerly known as the Robinson’s Road, this place was renamed back in 1909 as a form of honoring their 13th Governor, Sir Matthew Nathan. When the site was introduced to become a hub for shopping and fun, locals thought that it was a weird and unwise idea because they believed that it would not be appropriately organized and thus, might result to heavy traffic. And now that they have seen the place that it is today, they cannot help but to truly appreciate the outcome of the changes. The road is teaming with lights, commercial establishments, and tons of shopping shops and malls. It is indeed teeming with life most especially that tourist would flock here to buy items and to enjoy the place.
The hanging-out place is also available, so if you want to spend some time having fun in a KTV bar, or another form of entertainment, then you may do so. With whatever activity that you would like to have as a form of entertainment, take a walk along this road, and you will find the place that you are looking for. The place is dubbed to be the New York City Time Square of Hongkong, and for that, the area will not fail you in finding your perfect night activity.
Nathan Road is the perfect example of the “shop till you drop” mantra as you will be allowed to roam around different malls and shops until midnight. Yes! You’ve heard it right; they are open until 12:00 in the midnight so that they can cater the needs of the shoppers. They have all sort of items and merchandise. Starting of course from fashionable and trendy clothes up to the hub of the gadget geeks, everything you can think of is here. Latest cameras and music players are also part of the different shops that you can choose from.
If ever you get tired of shopping and you want to spend some time eating and trying out different food, then go over the food stalls which offers native as well as international cuisine. Choose from different food hub and get ready to fill your tummy with sumptuous meals. And while resting after eating, you can then proceed to the Kowloon Park in the same area.
It was quite early to go back to our hotel after our trip to the Avenue of Stars, so we decided to simply walk along Nathan Road.
Buildings and Landmarks at Nathan Road
- The Peninsula Hotel (corner of Salisbury Road and Nathan Road)
- Chungking Mansions
- Kowloon Park
- Park Lane Shopper’s Boulevard
- The ONE, at the location of the former Tung Ying Building
- Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre
- The Mira Hong Kong
- Miramar Shopping Centre
- Former Kowloon British School
- St. Andrew’s Church (Kowloon)
- Novotel Nathan Road Kowloon Hong Kong
- Eaton Hotel Hong Kong
- Kowloon Central Post Office
- Sino Centre
It was quite a long walk and we haven’t noticed that we’ve reached already the Temple Street. Temple Street is a street located in the areas of Jordan and Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is known for its night market and one of the busiest flea markets at night in the territory. The night market is in the Yau Ma Tei, Jordan part of the street and not the Mong Kok part of the street. The place is popular amongst tourists and locals alike . It is common to see the Temple Street gets crowded at dusk. It sells cheap merchandise and food items. The place is sometimes known as Men’s Street.
- HONGKONG-MACAU TRIP ITINERARY
- TSIM SHA TSUI
- HONGKONG SPACE MUSEUM
- HONGKONG MUSEUM OF ART & THE AVENUE OF STARS
- EXPLORING NATHAN ROAD
- NGONG PING 360 CABLE CAR
- NGONG PING VILLAGE, LANTAU ISLAND
- SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
- STAR FERRY CRUISE EXPERIENCE
- VICTORIA PEAK
- OCEAN PARK
- GLITTERS OF MACAU 1
- GLITTERS OF MACAU 2
- LADIES MARKET
- Macau Travel Guide
Have never been. Looks like I should add to our list.
🙂 I love the look of Hong Kong. I think that it is classy-looking.
And, I will bet that they people, the food and the culture are all wonderful!