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Nathan Rd Near Jordan Rd(彌敦道近佐敦道), Kowloon, HK
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Nathan Road is the main street in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Mongkok is most famou for the hustle and bustle of its streets. Advertisements are everywhere on there. Nathen Road's billboards and shop signs are colorful. If you want to go to the typical sights you see on postcard, you should go in the evening after dark because then you can see the shop signs lit up in all kinds of neon lights in Chinese. Every tourist must walk or ride down Nathan Road.

彌敦道是九龍一條繁忙熱鬧的大道,路兩旁商舖林立,每當夜幕降臨,五光十色的霓虹光管招牌把街道照得熠熠生輝,令人目不暇給,彌敦道是旅遊人士必看的香港其中一個景點。

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