October 22, 2012

Mong Kok District, Hong Kong

Photograph by Mark Leong, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A neon-soaked district beloved by Hong Kong film directors, Mong Kok blazes with massage parlors and karaoke joints, conjuring visions of gangster shoot-outs. Triads, the local gangs, stay low profile, specializing in extortion and loan-sharking.

See more pictures from the June 2012 feature story "Hong Kong: In China’s Shadow."

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