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