Kowloon Park

Kowloon Park, Hong Kong: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Kowloon Park Reviews: 4/5

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The area
Neighborhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighborhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
How to get there
  • Tsim Sha Tsui • 2 min walk
  • East Tsim Sha Tsui • 6 min walk
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,784 contributions
A Flamboyance of Flamingos
Jan 2021
This is not a must-see but entry is free and it is an interesting diversion if you have the time and you want to escape the crowds.
The highlights are the pink flamingos, the garden maze and the large outdoor sculpture walk.
With over 120 flamingos, I was prompted to look up what a group of flamingos is called. They are very pleasingly called a ‘flamboyance of flamingos’. We noticed that some were taller with a much whiter plumage. These were the Greater Flamingo whilst the smaller, pinker ones are the Lesser Flamingo. Anyway, they are fabulous.
The elevated aviary however is disappointing. The birds are behind black wire cages and netting and are quite distant so they are hard to see. The wonderful Rhinoceros Hornbill does his best to get noticed with his constant barking but unfortunately, you can see very little of him.
Overall, it’s an enormous, well-tended park (13 hectares) and a peaceful sanctuary. For those with time to wander, the paths lead you past ponds, a bird lake, fountains, giant banyan trees, Chinese gardens, a mosque, pagodas, a playground, ice-cream kiosks and a Discovery Centre. Pathways are flat and paved, running throughout the park so it’s easy for those with small children and pushchairs.
Written February 27, 2021
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Circumnavigator
Brussels, Belgium316 contributions
Strolling in peace
Aug 2019
There is a lot of climbing but the park is worth a visit to make some unique photographs of plants, birds and Kowloon skyline. Visit the battery, one of the highest points with open view ! With kids also the swimming pool is worth a visit, and there is more than one playground inside the park.
Written June 22, 2020
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China137,497 contributions
Good 13.3 hectare city park in TST
Apr 2020
The Kowloon Park is a 13.3 hectare city park in Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) in the heart of one of the busiest locations in the city. The park makes use of the former site of the Whitfield Barracks, which were repurposed into a public park and opened to the public in 1970, providing much needed green and leisure space for the residents of TST.

There are numerous indoor and outdoor facilities and lots of space to get away from the chaotic streets around Kowloon Park. Visitors can enjoy several small gardens including a traditional Chinese Garden surrounded by a traditional pergola, an interesting maze garden and walking paths through wooded and landscaped grounds. There is a decent aviary, a two-pond bird lake with flamingos, several pools and ponds with fountains, a sculpture garden and walk as well as the Comic Avenue of Stars, where you will find large scale sculptures of Asian comic figures.

Other attractions within Kowloon Park include a historical battery and barrack building repurposed and used as the Hong Kong Discovery Centre. Visitors also have access to a public swimming pool, traditional children's playground, several public toilets, a McDonald's kiosk, a 800 metre walking trail and loads of park bench seating in shaded areas. There is free wifi within the park as well.

In the end, plenty to do/see/enjoy within Kowloon Park for those staying in TST or those planning to spend time in this area of the city during visits to Hong Kong.
Written April 17, 2020
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feltroneu
George Town, Malaysia2,337 contributions
A little green in the busy
Oct 2019
Just can't believe there is such a wonderful park in the busy city. Accessible via public transportation. I was alone there and take about an hour and a half walk throughout the park. The park itself is relatively big. Enjoyed the quiet and cozy environment especially during dawn. If you have a little additional time you should pay a visit. It is worth the time you spent.
Written April 5, 2020
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1968Monkey
Hobart, Australia67 contributions
Fantastic Park
Jul 2019
I make sure to visit Kowloon Park each time I go. Love seeing the flamingos, love watching the Kung Fu displays, love getting an icecream that is always an unusual flavour, and although it never really changes, I like to walk down the Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars. Kowloon Park has a variety of animals to see, there is the local swimming pool (check opening times) and once you are in there it doesn't feel like you are in the middle of a bustling town of traffic, people, skyscrapers, noise; they all melt away. Kowloon Park is a favourite place for me to go on Kowloon Island purely to get away from it all. Great place for a picnic. If you love Kowloon Park but then are heading over to Hong Kong Island, check out Hong Kong Park also, it is where their zoo is.
Written March 6, 2020
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David V
Abridge, UK48 contributions
Understated & under mentioned
Mar 2020 • Couples
A jewel in Hong Kongs crown, lovely quiet stroll through this magnificent park with many interesting attractions & beautiful water features. Amazing collection of Flamingos. A must to visit.
Written March 5, 2020
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Jeff B
Brentwood, UK737 contributions
Loved it!
Jan 2020
Just round the corner from our hotel we found this place. Lovely to walk around - there was a lake, water features and an aviary. There were busy places, tranquil places. It was a real bit of country right in the heart of a busy metropolis. Easy to pass a couple of hours here.
Written February 28, 2020
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alfromlarbert
Bannockburn, UK434 contributions
Fantastic park in a busy city
Jan 2020 • Solo
Great to visit an oasis in a very busy city.

A museum, the former Whitfield Barracks, an aviery , sports facilities and kids play area. Plus a few great statues.

Highly recommended you go here
Written February 16, 2020
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Barbara Enriquez
Hong Kong, China25 contributions
Favourite childhood memory
Feb 2020 • Friends
The park is very well equipped and you will find almost everything you need for relaxation and entertainment.

The children's playground, the walking trail, the exercise trail, the gym and the swimming pool is very well equipped.

It's very easily accessible and the swimming pool and the gym are of reasonable pricing.

Through the park, there are many shortcuts that take you to Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan and West Kowloon. There is also shortcut to the China Hong Kong City shopping mall.

The indoor facilities include a sports centre with an arena, squash courts, dance rooms and a fitness centre. The changing rooms are very clean and well maintained.

The outdoor facilities include a Piazza, a soccer pitch, walking trails, gardens and many more.

There is an aviary and a bird lake as well.

Suits the needs of all ages ranges!

Occasionally there are fun fairs and carnivals held at the Piazza (remember to check out the schedule online if you would like to visit them).
Written February 12, 2020
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,696 contributions
Busy City with Greenery!
Jan 2020
Hong Kong is a big bustling city but I was surprised by all the trees and parks throughout the city. My favorite park was Kowloon Park, it was beautiful, massive, and provided a lot of relaxing activities. You could come here to relax, watch wildlife, people watch, etc. I did enjoy the flamingos and turtles. I was also fascinated by the huge trees here and their roots. There are a lot of trails here and places to exercise, so this park can be experienced by both locals and tourists. I would say you need at least an hour here to walk through, but it is such a pleasant escape from the huge city.
Written January 31, 2020
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