Every place has at least two faces. Even for a simple thing like shopping this dichotomy manifests itself.
To experience a place, they say one has to immerse in it, go where the locals go.
Mong Kok in Hong Kong is one such place.
It has a lively sense of chaos. One can get lost in the noise and smells, the crowds and the lights.
If adventurous enough one can even sample local street food.
Or one can go to Tsim Sha Tsui where the tourists go.
You won’t get lost in there, but where’s the fun in that?