This building of low price guesthouses has become a legend in Hong Kong, in that it has resisted being knocked down so many times as it is a fire trap and very grotty looking too! The last 3 floors are full of fabric, fast-food and video shops. Apparently there are some cheap and tasty Indian restaurants inside, but I couldn’t bring myself to venture that close!
Nathan Road, or the Golden Mile as it is called is the main street that you come across as you come off the ferry in Tsim Sha Tsui. Along Nathan Road you can find bars, restaurants, tailors, electrical shops. It is best seen at night. A had to be done experience, but not really my kind of thing. Beware – the touts,harmless but annoying all the same!
This is the busiest part of HK, where throughtout the day you will find loads and loads of people walking around, i guess people love to walk in hk, thats the reason why they r so fit.
you will find a lot of different cultures in the nathan road, from indian, to japanese. from africa to russia.
there are many restuarants to help you here, it will eat half of your day once u r here. the end of nathan road leads to the harbour, where you can click an amazing view of the island side.
Nathan road is a shoppers paradise.. So many electrical and electronics shops, clothes including designer labels, great eating places...in fact any thing your little heart may desire! Even if you dont want to shop,its worth a couple of hours or wandering and taking in the atmosphere!!
The celebrated Nathan Road is a vertiginous canyon of shops, a sea of neon at night and packed with people at all hours of the day. Multi-layers of boutiques, jewelers, camera shops, souvenir shops, tailors, electronics shops, restaurants, nightclubs, pubs and eateries line both sides of the road as well as the surrounding streets and alleyways. Meander through all of them if you have the time, you are bound to get some very good deals.
To target designer wear, walk along Canton Road and Salisbury Road. Explore Granville Road and Cameron Road for porcelain, embroidery and factory outlets. Mody Road for souvenirs.
The streets branching off Haiphong Road for small boutiques and market stalls and for the more exotic, stroll through Chungking Mansions on Nathan, lots of ethnic shops, curry houses and dark passages there.
The Nation Road is a traditional 'tourist area'.
With many shops aimed for the tourist, whom are not well informed about the price.
Be extra-caustion when shopping in those small company - less then ~1000' sq ft shops.
For big chain store, you may get no surprise then again you won't be traped.
Nathan Road is one of the most famous streets of Hong Kong, and over the years has become quite a landmark for Hong Kong. Its the main thoroughfare in Kowloon that goes in a south - north direction starting at Tsim Sha Tsui, and going to Mongkok.
Hong Kong is known worldwide for its colourful neon signs, and Nathan Road is the place to go!
Its a very long and wide street, and where-ever you are, you can see all the striking neon signs, all in an electric atmosphere you feel when walking down the streets in Hong Kong.
The street is lined with many shops, and restaurants and is very popular with tourists as well as the locals.
By evening, Nathan Road will come alive as you can see neon lights along the avenue. Plenty of things to do, take a slow stroll, watching and observing locals traders and consumer bargaining, take a challenge on 'chau tau foo' smelly beancurd; street vendors sellings variety of meatballs and savories.
It was my first visit to Hong Kong.. I first need to decide where to stay. According to my search, I need to choose between Kowloon area and Hong Kong island.. Later I decided to stay at Kowloon area.. And when I was searching for tips about there, I have seen the pictures of Nathan Road..
It is definitely the most liveliest street at Hong Kong.. All shops are open till very late hours and people are all on the streets. Our hotel was just on the Nathan road, when we go out from the hotel it was the watch sellers attacking us.. "Copy watches, Do u wanna buy a rolex..etc".. As we are used to such insults, we have managed to clear the first raid..Just after some seconds it was now the tailors attack :).. "Do u wanna buy a suit for you,".. It was really funny, all those indians are handling the fake watch and Suit market..
Nathan Road is a wide avenue with heavy trafic, many shops, restaurants, bars and lively nightlife.. The shops in the street open at 9:00 am and after that till midnite the tendency never drops..
This is Kowloon's main drag, named after former Governor Matthew Nathan. The lower end of the strip is refered to as the "golden mile", with lots of camera, tourist, and clothes stores. Mixed with five star hotels are seedy guesthouses. The worst and infamous is the Chugking Mansion ( no. 36 to 44).
This famous Nathan Road, located at mainland Kowloon, is a must visit. Strolling down the road is a people watching activity. Other than that, as you'll notice, there is quite numbers of indians. As they involve more on money changer and other commercial business.
As Tsim Sha Tsui area well known as a shopping district, more local products and street shows, as well as the bright neon lights at night. As the area pack and crowd largely by immigrants it is advise and beware of pickpockets.
Take a stroll along any major streets (especially Nathan Street) at night and marvel at the galaxy of neon lights that seems to extend endlessly into the horizon and feel the vibe of the throngs of people crowding what is possibly the most densest place on Earth.
Love it or hate it, Nathan Road is where it's at in Kowloon. Shopping, people watching... you name it - this place is buzzing all the time. You'll definitely get your exercise dodging the other pedestrians as you walk the sidewalks or duck into a shop here.
This place is probably the best place in Hong Kong to do some bargain shopping...but its also the best place to get ripped off (See warnings)!! Though I'm sure it does, if shopping doesn't tickle your fancy, you could always visit Nathan Road at night, and experience the Sea of Lights....which is basically a lot of pretty, neon lights advertising products and brands, suspended from the sides of buildings! Its such a nice place whenver you go. Shops stay open till late, after 8pm infact!
Whilst the Neon Signs by day look good, they really come alive once night falls and the lights get turned on. They are probably one of the best known views of Hong Kong, with the signs being in Chinese, some in English, and no doubt others being in other languages still. With all that Neon, they hardly need street lights!