- 1 Hong Kong Flower Market Road – Parent’s at Play!
- 2 The Inside Scoop
- 3 Key points of interest
- 4 World Schooling – teaching your kids as you travel!
- 5 Toadstool Rating (by the kids)
- 6 Click here to follow Roam the Gnome (Family Travel Ideas) on Instagram.
Hong Kong Flower Market Road – Parent’s at Play!
The Inside Scoop
If you LOVE flowers, then a wander through Hong Kong Flower Market road is a nice way to spend an hour or two, taking in the sights and perfumes of these pretty buds. The range of flowers and plants on offer is incredible – there’s orchids, bonsai, potted plants, seeds and bulbs, and blooming cut flowers of all varieties at really, really reasonable prices. The Hong Kong Flower Market street is really two streets, and while it is not big compared to flower markets in other large cities, if you are a flower lover, you’ll appreciate the differences.
Opening Hours & Entry Fees
- Entry to Hong Kong Flower Market Road is free.
- 7am until 7.30pm with most shops opening to the public from 9.30am
- Monday through Sunday, except for first day of Chinese New Year
- Contact via Phone: n/a
- Flower Market Website
- Catch the MTR train to Prince Edward Station. Exit B1. Walk east along Prince Edward Road West until you reach the market.
Location and Map
- Flower Market Road, Hong Kong.
Key points of interest
- As the Hong Kong Flower Market Road is a street of flower vendors, there are no toilet facilities available for the general public. Your closest public toilet is 188 Sai Yee Street (near Mong Kok Flower Market).
- A five minute walk from here is the Yuen Po Bird Gardens – a quick must-do stop for wildlife-loving kids. (Allow 30 minutes). Click here for details on the Bird Gardens
- Keep an eye on the traffic and watch your kids with a close eye at all times. Hong Kong Flower market road is a ROAD, not a car-free pedestrian thoroughfare like many other markets, and it’s a fairly busy one at that.
- Thinking about a family trip to Hong Kong? Here’s a link to find ALL the family-friendly info you’ll need on ground transportation, places to stay, where to eat, and SUPER DOOPER fun things to do!
World Schooling – teaching your kids as you travel!
- Hong Kong Flower Market Road is super popular during the lead up to Chinese New Year, when families come to find just the right flowers and greenery to decorate their homes in the quest for good luck and fortune in this next lunar cycle. Cultural China states “In the days and weeks leading up to the start of the New Year, homes are cleaned from top to bottom and no corner or crevice is left un-swept. The rooms are then decorated with vases of flowers and live plants. Fresh and candied fruits are also laid out in the home. All of these play a part in the celebration and all have a special meaning and tradition behind them. Live, blooming flowers symbolize the rebirth that will take place with the coming spring and fruit blossoms symbolize the start of the cycle that will result in a new crop of fruit later in the year.”
- Take a clipboard and a sheet of paper for each child and ask them to draw their five favourite types of flowers they can spot. Extra points if they can name them too!
- Challenge the kids to find and count ALL the different types of artificial grass available! Who knew that fake grass could be so incredibly exotic and fun?
Toadstool Rating (by the kids)
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