Hong Kong boasts a variety of markets and I went to just about every one of them. But, one stood out as a bucket list worthy event, probably because in all my travels I had never witnessed anything like it. The Goldfish Market is truly unique. And a bit quirky. The Goldfish Market located in the Mong Kok area of Hong Kong's Kowloon, is a fascinating street crowded with little stands and shops with an incredible amount and variety of fish, lots of color in the tanks and the little fish bags set up in front of the stores.
Many Hong Kong natives love visiting the Goldfish Market because goldfish are well-known for bringing good luck. Hong Kong’s Goldfish Market caters to the locals and their Feng Shui lifestyle. Aquariums equal good luck in the Asian culture and can be found in many homes. Fish symbolize good fortune and water attracts energy of wealth and abundance. Who couldn’t use a little fortune, wealth and abundance?
香港不仅是亚洲繁华的大都市, 虽然是国际活跃的金融中心之一, 也是一个实至名归的购物天堂. 行走于香港, 除了能看到高耸云霄的写字楼和商业大厦, 最吸引人的莫过于极具生活气息各色街市. 金鱼街就是其中很具特色的传统金鱼买卖集中地, 是香港人茶余饭后闲逛的目的地之一. 到香港购物旅游, 一定要逛一逛著名特色购物区金鱼街, 琳琅满目的金鱼让人眼花缭乱, 一定会不虚此行. 据说金鱼街的历史悠久, 自上世纪 50 年代起, 在旺角站附近就是金鱼小贩的聚集地, 直到到了 70 年代后, 香港养鱼的人越来越多, 观赏金鱼兜售生意越来越好做, 旺角道至水渠街的通菜街就成了金鱼大卖场.
喜欢养鱼的爱好者应该听说过香港九龙区金鱼街, 到香港购物, 位于最繁华购物地段旺角的金鱼街是一个不错的选择. 香港九龙区金鱼街, 售卖各种各样色彩缤纷, 荧光闪闪的金鱼及各式各样水族用品, 由珊瑚以至鱼缸装饰品, 一应俱全, 是养鱼爱好者的跳蚤市场. 香港金鱼街, 之所以业界闻名, 实则是金鱼街的诸多特色所致. 金鱼街的一大特色就是在其销售观赏鱼的方式, 店铺用透明袋包装着各种观赏鱼, 并且挂于店外, 并且标上价钱, 方便又清晰.
This “market” is actually a typical road lined with several dozen shops devoted to selling an array of interesting fish and their accessories. All of the stores were packed with locals. This is a market that caters to them, not the tourists who will obviously not be buying aquarium fish as a souvenir.
由于整条街的店铺以销售金鱼为主, 所以俗称金鱼街. 这条大约 300 米长的街道开设了 40 多间销售各种观赏鱼的水族店, 也是全港水族用品最集中及齐备的地方.
When you step into the Goldfish Market you’ll see every kind of fish you could imagine on display. Most are already in plastic bags ready for you to take home and add to your tank. Many very experienced aquarists love shopping here to find rare fish species that they would never find elsewhere. The prices of fish at the Goldfish Market are quite cheap as well.
许多香港人喜欢在家里或办公室放一缸金鱼, 美化室内环境, 还可以取个好兆头. 金鱼长相富贵, 色彩夺目, 自然成为了香港人的最爱. 逛金鱼街, 不用走进一家又一家店, 一路上就能看到不同种类的鱼. 这里的店铺, 会预先把一条条鱼儿放在充了氧气的小塑料袋里, 并在袋上写上价钱, 然后再一排排的挂在店前铁架上让顾客选购. 一些热带鱼, 昂贵的观赏鱼, 或者是养鱼的器材或鱼缸都可以在店铺里面找到; 整条金鱼街就好像一个闹市之中的 “水族馆” 一样. 近年, 金鱼街除了水族店, 也开设了不少宠物店, 比较特别的有出售昆虫及爬虫类的店铺.
香港著名特色购物区金鱼街上, 兜售了琳琅满目的观赏鱼, 常见价格由十元至几百不等, 甚至连万元一尾的高级稀奇品种也有, 种类繁多, 形态各异. 金鱼街水族店, 每家每户都在门口挂着打了氧气的观赏鱼作售卖, 密密麻麻地挂在架子上, 让买客非常直观挑选自己的所爱.
At the goldfish market, some of the fishes have already been packed individually for you to choose from, if you are after those from the tanks, you just have to use the provided net and catch it yourself.
就算你不爱金鱼的, 但你站在金鱼缸前你会慢慢着迷, 这里的金鱼非常非常的漂亮, 放在水族箱里, 浪漫的水族照射着一百多隻色彩斑斓的小鱼, 彷彿是一幅幅会动的图画一样.
那种亮丽的颜色轻轻在水里面游着, 加上傻傻惹人怜爱的样子, 真的会有冲动想带他回家. 不要觉得我夸张, 你看过就知道, 那些鱼真的有一种神奇的魔力, 是很独一无二的.
This is a great place for people to spend a morning or just a couple of hours checking out the tanks and the wall to wall displays of bright tropical fish for sale in little bags, all colors, shapes and sizes imaginable. Local aquarists love to spend hours perusing the many types of ornamental fish available. In addition to lots of beautiful types of goldfish and other fresh water fish, aquarium enthusiasts can also choose from salt water fish and specialty aquatics such as sea horses, and jelly fish.
我是非常佩服金鱼街做生意的人, 因为了生竞争和金钱, 他们想尽办法适者生存地想出把不同金鱼配上不同的金鱼把新品种溷合出来, 形成了意想不到的奇形怪状的金鱼, 再配上趣怪的名, 什麽铁金刚, 蓝色战士, 歌姬妖后, 金丝孔雀, 九纹龙等等. 看到这些名字之后一定会回心微.
金鱼街最有趣的地方是金鱼被商贩置于透明胶袋内游走, 袋上则写上价钱与品种, 独有的看金鱼文化是这里最特别的写照.
Goldfish of all size and variety can be found at Goldfish Market.
行走于金鱼街, 街道两旁有许多售卖各式各样, 色彩斑斓的金鱼及水族用品, 让人大开眼界.
金鱼街水族店, 每家每户都在门口挂着打了氧气的观赏鱼作售卖, 密密麻麻地挂在架子上, 让买客非常直观挑选自己的所爱.
In addition to pets and fish, you can find all sorts of housing for pets here as well. Some of these items include small fishbowls and huge aquariums for both fresh water and salt water fish. They also provide all of the accessories you may need. All sorts of fish foods are offered, as well as tank decorations such as aquatic plants, coral, and aquarium ornaments.
每间小铺都只有十平米左右, 密密麻麻地挨着, 临街的一面往往都是玻璃缸, 无数的金鱼就隔着玻璃无辜地游曳, 鱼鳞和水波的反射与环境的拥挤破旧形成有趣的对比.
金鱼街是香港很宝贵的市集之一, 它是一个很独特的市集. 要你运送一条金鱼回家可能会有点困难, 所以您或许不会在这里购买任何东西, 但这里仍然是一处值得一逛的地方. 在这里, 各式各样的鱼类和其他海洋生物确实令人目不暇给, 品种数量多得犹如一家世界性的水族馆. 许多华人相信, 金鱼能为家宅带来平安和财富, 而鱼缸就能带来正能量. 因此, 如果您有这方面的迫切需要, 您可以考虑买一条金鱼回家.
Being on this street was a glimpse of a cultural phenomenon that's possibly distinct to the people of Hong Kong.
Not every city has a "goldfish street". Hong Kong is not just any city. I love walking on this street. Always makes me wonder how much oxygen do fishes need per day.
Like many old cities, Hong Kong still has pockets of specialized districts about it, meaning that if you’re in the market for a particular object, you generally go to one street or neighborhood to find it. Skipping the markets in Hong Kong would have meant missing out on a vital part of the city. Even for those who don’t enjoy to shop, these streets and stalls offer tourists a candid way to observe and interact with locals, and may just lead to some of the most memorable moments of your time here. It’s a far cry from the sterilized over-the-top consumerism that pervades most malls and high end shopping streets. Though most people love a good mall, there is something undeniably refreshing about doing your shopping outside, especially in a place as dynamic as Hong Kong. You really get to soak in the undiluted vibrancy of this wild, remarkable city. These streets offer a perfect environment for locals and foreigners alike to mingle and socialize, providing a cultural experience and insight into daily life here that is hard to put a price tag on.
在规矩繁多, 人人相敬如宾的香港有一条与大氛围格格不入的街道: 金鱼街. 如果觉得日子有些平淡麻木, 来金鱼街打个转, 会发现这是个引爆人泛滥爱心的地方. 一排排挂摆整齐的氧气袋里游动着的是金鱼, 满街窜动的宠物小脑袋晃得人心里暖烘烘的, 时不时擦身而过的苏格兰牧羊犬都在提醒你放慢脚步, 你来到了宠物的世界. 金鱼街是个适宜旅游的景点, 几乎所有和放松有关的条件它都占了. 比如节奏慢, 来逛金鱼街的闲钱或许不多, 但闲时是肯定有的; 又如景致漂亮, 通街的金鱼铺采光不足, 特设的灯管幽弱的光线将水族箱内的鱼类照得明艳动人.
如今, 金鱼街开设了超过 40 间专营观赏鱼, 金鱼, 锦鲤及水族用品和鱼粮等的专门店, 吸引很多对养鱼感兴趣的人士到访和购物. 值得留意的是, 金鱼街一带的商铺, 承继了以前小贩时的传统, 很早便会开门营业. 香港九龙区金鱼街, 是养鱼爱好者的跳蚤市场, 如果你也喜欢养小动物, 金鱼街值得一逛!
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