Tsim Sha Tsui
Shopping, restaurants, art galleries, and culture can all be found in Tsim Sa Tsui. There are also a plethora of scenic spots that tourists put on their must-visit lists when exploring the area like Kowloon Park and The Avenue of Stars. If you’re looking to relax after a day of soaking in the city, the Aqua on the 30th floor offers a friendly atmosphere and delicious cocktails with a view of Victoria Harbour and the illuminated skyline.
However, if you’re looking for something a little “extra,” you can travel to the Temple Street Night Market. The busiest time for the open air market is between the hours of 4 pm and 7 pm where people are all crammed in along with a variety of vendors selling all kinds of merchandise. Displayed on some of the stalls you will see adult magazines and images that suggest sex workers are in the area. Many times they are close by waiting to approach tourists that show interest in what they are advertising. Just be aware of your surroundings if you visit Temple Street. There are pick-pocketers and thieves in the area that will prey on anyone that looks like they are not locals.
Shoe lovers swarm to Fa Yuen Street, otherwise known as Sneakers Street, in Mong Kok to find some of the most unique and limited edition Adidas, Nike, and New Balance kicks in the world. Shopping, restaurants, and pedestrians galore are what you’ll run into on Sai Yeung Choi.
If you look around, you’ll also discover that part of Portland Street is located in Mong Kok. There is an area between Argyle Street and Dundas Street that has become one of the most visited sex industry locations in all of Hong Kong. A lot of the people servicing in the hundreds of nightclubs, massage bars, brothels, and karaoke bars or hostess clubs come from the mainland China.
Expect to see a lot of law enforcement on the streets. They are continually searching for underage prostitutes, human sex trafficking, and people that have overstayed their visas. You’ll know you’re in the right area when the bright neon signs blind you and get swept up in the chaos of the atmosphere.
Lan Kwai Fong
The Lan Kwai Fong district is the place to go if you want to party all night long. While the area is small, it is packed with clubs, bars, and restaurants of all kinds. It’s a favorite stop for many because the alcohol is cheap and it can be consumed legally while meandering around the streets. The area has recently been revamped to include more high-end establishments, but sex workers are there if you are looking hard enough.