Mong Kok is an area in the Yau Tsim Mong District on Kowloon West. Before the 1994 merger, Mong Kok was part of the Mong Kok District. The Prince Edward area occupies the northern part of Mong Kok.
The district is characterized by a mixture of old and new multi-story buildings, with shops and restaurants at street level and commercial or residential units above. Major industries in Mong Kok are retail, restaurants (including fast food) and entertainment.
With its extremely high population density, Mongkok was described as the busiest district in the world by the Guinness World Records.
Mong Kok preserves its traditional characteristics with an array of markets, small shops, and food stalls that have already disappeared from other areas in Hong Kong over the past several decades of economic developments. Some examples are Ladies' Street, Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Temple Street. Some popular shopping plazas are located in this dense area, including Sino Centre, Grand Century Place and Langham Place, etc.