Nathan Road, Hong Kong

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    Nathan Road

    by gloopgloop Updated Sep 4, 2006

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    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.

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    Dazzling at night, lively by day...

    by dejavu2gb Updated Mar 10, 2006

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    Nathan Rd looking lovely with all the neon lights
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    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.

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    Neon Signs by day still look imposing

    by easyoar Written Nov 10, 2004

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    Neon Signs by Day

    Hong Kong is famous for its Neon Signs in and around Nathan Road. Even by day, these signs are so brightly coloured that they look extremely impressive. Being that they are there to advertise things, that is no surprise, but the sheer number of them and size and colour makes for some great pictures.

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    Neon Signs at Night light up the streets

    by easyoar Written Nov 10, 2004

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    Neon Signs at night in Kowloon

    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!

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    Nathan Road knows Dining & Shopping

    by DirtyRudy Written Jan 6, 2004

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    Nathan Road in Hong Kong

    One of the major streets in Kowloon, one can find many delicious restaurants, luxurious hotels, and high-fashion shopping. A lot of the major hotels are located on this street in Tsim Sha Tsui, and it runs just east of Kowloon Park. Be prepared to bump into a lot of people on the sidewalks and crosswalks!

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    WALKS: Neon Lights Neon Lights Everywhere

    by xuessium Updated May 7, 2005

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    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.

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    Night Lights

    by al2401 Updated Jun 20, 2010

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    Nathan Road at night
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    Nathan Road is the main road in Kowloon, Hong Kong and goes from Tsim Sha Tsui to Mong Kok. It is famous for its shops, restaurants and tourists.

    It was started in 1861 as the first road built in Kowloon after the land was ceded to Great Britain. It was originally named Robinson Road but was confused with a road of the same name on Hong Kong Island. Its name was changed to Nathan Road in 1909 after Sir Matthew Nathan, the 13th Governor of Hong Kong.

    The shop signs are unique in the way that they are placed out over the road. This helps produce a wonderland of lights at night.

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    millions lights on Nathan road in TST, Kowloon

    by picek Updated Feb 6, 2010

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    when millions come together
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    Real most cosmopolitan avenue in Hong Kong. Great at night when neon lights shine in most diverse, wild and flashy colors – in multiple characters and languages, immagine that… and Nathan doesn't feel sleepy. There may be lonely wanderers after midnight, groups of party people returning home, or other men… on unusual businesses, yet that's the globalized world and things are both nice and brutal to some.
    When you get hungry… there will be always some shops open. If you want to dine out, evening will the busiest… as well as for shoppers. Make sure you buy wise, and don't be naive.

    As we walk that road daily near our stay we learned where most likely you'll be met with men selling fake brands of otherwise 'luxurious' things. And where you'll be handed countless fliers of restaurant, saying they serve the best of their kind of food… where women will tell you to follow them and promise you to get nice real massage – and the other kind of 'massage' not worth to mention. Or countless touts to make you best suits and dresses. Well, myriad of services and things! Be wise, again. You may get yourself even in troubles. Don't let being caught in those 'tourist traps'.

    But other than that, yes, Nathan road… it's like magnet, drawing masses of strangers together, feed their drive for consumption and for nice facade… it's eye catching and multicultural, highly populated and comes in all colors and hues you ask for. Your camera will love it.

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    stroll along nathan road

    by taurus1973 Written Apr 28, 2004

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    for people looking at shopping i strongly recommend NOT shopping here. alot of shops are overpriced and the goods are bought at your risk. but the nightlife here is well worth seeing. for lovers of indian food i encourage you to try some of the places in chungking mansion. though it looks grotty and rundown, the mansion has its own charm about it and is well worth a visit at least once. budget travellers will welcome such a place in upmarket hong kong. touts can be over bearing here especially the ones selling tailored suits and copy rolex's. buy at your own risk.

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  • Glittering Nathan road

    by yen_2 Written Aug 12, 2003

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    Nathan Road

    Ah...everybody who's been gone in HK was in here! The street is packed with visitors who want's to buy electronics and anything...you can also see the big department stores by just walking and walking until you get to the harbour! A nice street full of glittering billboards lights!

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    Nathan Road

    by MichaelFalk1969 Written May 4, 2007

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    The Nathan Road is the main commercial street of Kowloon, beginning just a few metres off Victoria Harbour. I like it best in the evening hours, when the giant billboards are illuminated and there is still so much life going on in Kowloon.

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    Chungking & Mirador Mansions

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 7, 2008

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    Chungking Mansions
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    Chungking Mansions, built in 1961, has been synonymous in Hong Kong for cheap accommodation, shops and curry restaurants for years. It's a 17-storey, five block, crumbling, ugly heap of a building that certainly won't win any awards for being aesthetically pleasing on the eye. But somehow it's because of all this that it endears you to visit and take a look to see just what it's like (I'll let you draw your own conclusions if you do decide to visit). It sits on near the southern end of the long Nathan Road in Kowloon, right in the heart of where everything happens in the area. Mirador Mansions, just along the road, is of a similar standard.

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    Golden Mile

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 7, 2008

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    Nathan Road is a main road that roads straight through the middle of Kowloon and Mongkok, from north to south. It was the first road to be built in Kowloon, in 1861, after the land was ceded to the British following the second Opium War. The road runs for about 4km (2.5 miles) from the Peninsula and Sheraton hotels on Salisbury Road past the infamous Chungking and Mirador Mansions, Kowloon Park (this first section is known as the Golden Mile) before heading on up into Mongkok. It's a real mixture of glitzy posh hotels and crumbling apartments but is lit up with non-stop neon-lit signs and is best viewed at night when walking from the nearby Temple Street Market.

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    Heavy commerce

    by solopes Updated Jan 5, 2014

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    Advertised as one of the most commercial streets of Hong Kong, Nathan Road is… one of the most commercial streets of Hong Kong! So what?

    One Indian tout in each square meter, large and small shops side by side, scams menacing all around, and Fernanda still angry because I only gave her time to enter 489 of the .... stores*

    * Sorry, I had no time to count them all!

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    Nathan Road and Chung King Da

    by budapest8 Updated Oct 25, 2007

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    Just after the hairdresser....Hong Kong 1986
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    When I have a little more energy I will come and write
    about my 9 months stay in HK..

    TST area in Kowloon is a vibrant area with Nathan Road
    as it's main artery. Tourists, triads, hawkers, resident Indians
    with turbans, back packers, brokers, pensioners, police, shop keepers,
    office workers, civil servants, smugglers, scammers, families, babies,
    house wives, grand fathers, bar workers, kitchen workers, hoteliers,
    taxi drivers, teachers,

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