Apr 16

Hong Kong Guide: Yuen Po Street Bird Garden

When was the last time you took your pet out for a stroll?

Yuen Po Street Bird Garden - Hong Kong Walking Tours - Big Foot Tour

Image courtesy of our lovely Hong Kong walking tour guest, Jessica Corson

In Hong Kong, bird lovers walk their pet birds often, believing that fresh air and sunshine will keep the birds healthy and lively. As the men swing the birdcages gently, the birds grip the perch tightly, resulting in smoother feathers that aren’t easily shed. Did you know this is a tradition that has continued since the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911)?

Now, here’s where you can listen to some beautiful birds singing in Hong Kong: 

Place to visit: Yuen Po Street Bird Garden

Nearest MTR Station: Prince Edward Station, Exit B1

Best time to visit: 7am – 5pm

If you are lucky, you may get a chance to see these bird lovers feeding live worms, grasshoppers and crickets to their birds!

Want to know more about Chinese culture and traditions? If so, please come join us on our Hong Kong walking tours. We make it fun and easy for you to explore real Hong Kong! For more information on our private tours, please visit Big Foot Tour – Hong Kong.

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