Except it's not really a market at all! there are lots and lots of flowers on display and motorbike helmets, what more could you ask for...
Most amateur photographers cannot resist the "flower shot" so visiting the Flower Market in Mongkok, Kowloon is an interesting diversion but be prepared to be underwhelmed... more on that later
The excitement builds as you walk along Prince Edward Road West, 10 minutes walk from Prince Edward MTR Station you start seeing signs pointing towards the Flower Market... Yahoo!
The sign says it all..... time to get the camera out and then you say.. where's the market?? good point. The Flower Market is essentially 2 rows of shops selling plants and flowers.
One row is on Flower Market Road and the other is on Prince Edward Road West so they run parallel.
Many of the shops allow walk in clients but I get the impression that the big shops are just wholesalers.. so you get shops and perhaps 2 or 3 actual market stalls so it is a bit underwhelming.
Time to test your photography skills and test you knowledge of Latin.
No shortage of orchids on display... oh and please note that a lot of the shops selling orchids have signs up saying no photography for reasons they probably can't remember. Be discreet and fire away.
After 100 yards one shop looks pretty much like the next shop
This rather oddly located shop does break up the monotony somewhat! and they sell alien plants and flowers.
... and thank god you say... but all is not lost, 50 yards further up is the Bird Market and more on that later.
If you like plants and flowers then this is a good place to visit but if you have been to the flower markets in Bangkok then you will be very disappointed.