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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Canton Road

Canton Road is a must visit destination for rich tourist from mainland China. It is a location where they can show off their spectacular spending power; and go home happily with designer brands and luxury handbags, clothing, watches and pens.

Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

For those of us who has slightly less spending power, it would be interesting to observe the long queues on shoppers outside almost every luxury designer brand stores. It is also a breath taking scene to see mainland Chinese tourists leaving the stores with bags and bags of shopping "trophies".


You can find your favourite designer brands at Canton Road. Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior are there; Herm├Ęs, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo are there! The rent at Canton Road has gone sky rocket in the past few years. Flagship stores or "standard" boutiques of these luxury brands opened one after another. Together with the Harbour City shopping arcade and 1881 Heritage, the Canton Road area is the "golden mile" of Hong Kong's retail and real estate business.

One can find almost every luxury brand at Canton Road

Travel Tips:
- There are two sections of Canton Road. The section closest to the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront (presented above) is full of designer brand boutiques; the other section at Jordan district has mainly Jade stores.
- Canton Road is a one-way street with a small number of bus stops and taxi stands.
- A 10 to 15 minutes walk from the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR (underground train) or Austin MTR station can reach Canton Road with comfort.