Kowloon City

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Hong Kong, China2,831 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
The recent opening of the Tuen Ma line makes Kowloon City very accessible as the mtr station Sung Wong Toi brings you right at the doorsteps of this old part of HK. Once you come out of the station, most people will be in search of some good inexpensive Asian cuisine - Thai, Cambodian, local Chinese, Japanese etc. There’s lots of restaurants to choose from. After that, you can go explore and shop for food and groceries especially the streets that sells Thai groceries, sweets & spices. The Kowloon City Walled Park is a wonderful place to spend around 2 hours and is within walking distance.
Written October 2, 2021
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China146,669 contributions
Dec 2021
Kowloon City is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong and represents the area between Hung Hum, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon Tong and Beacon Hill to the west and north over to Kai Tak to the east. Much of this area is residential, filled with estates, schools, small urban parks and shopping centres, fairly typical of what you will find in other districts throughout Hong Kong.

From a sightseeing perspective, Kowloon City includes most notably the Kowloon Walled City Park and historic attractions in the general vicinity including Sung Wong Toi. It also includes the old Kai Tak airport which is now a Cruise Terminal and Sky Garden attraction. Whampoa and The Festival Walk shopping mall are two additional spots that make some tourists visit list in Kowloon City.

In the end, some interesting Qing dynasty as well as pre and post WWII history related to the sites within the Kowloon City District. However, this is a district more likely to be utilised and experienced by Hong Kong residents than most tourists who have limited time in the city.
Written December 5, 2021
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Paul Campbell
Swinton, UK1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
Recently stayed at Metropark Hotel in Kowloon, what a very pleasant surprise we had. The hotel was excellent, all staff very friendly and warm, breakfast is amazing, so much choice , sets you up for the day. A big plus is the courtesy bus into town. The room Handy phone is a godsend to be able to take out on your exploring, very handy indeed . Really was a great place to stay and recommend it all 👍
Written January 7, 2020
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whittersDublin
dublin379 contributions
Visited recently with friends. It's an easy city to navigate once you use Nathan road to get your bearings. Is a very busy and densely populated city but surprisingly well organised and calm. People are very polite, friendly and most speak good english. Due to lack of space there can be a lack of seating and a lot of food places are to go, so you will spend a lot of time walking to find sitting restaurants sometimes, although public transport and taxis are well organised and inexpensive.
The main road Nathan road has huge malls and shops, especially designer, jewellery shops and banks, and the ladies market is good for bargains and souvenirs. It's a great city for massage, manicures and pedicures and we'll as hair cuts, salons are everywhere and not plush but good quality treatments and good prices.
There aren't many bars but lots of restaurants, Vietnamese Japanese and Malaysian as well as Cantonese.
Well worth a visit, less Western than Hong Kong island and a bit more authentic, and the people are lovely. Reasonable prices for most things also and very safe and hassle free.
Written February 6, 2015
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LG15
Yorkshire, UK347 contributions
Mar 2014 • Friends
You can't walk far in Kowloon without being stopped by someone trying to sell you a bespoke suit, made in 24 hours. What I didn't know is that includes women's clothes as well and not just suits but blouses etc.
Written August 26, 2014
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lijacBrisbane
brisbane27 contributions
Mar 2014 • Couples
Recently returned from our 3rd (and last) trip to Hong Kong and noticed the changes that have taken places over the last 20 plus years and not all of them are for the better. The old airport with planes landing between the buildings was an event not to be missed and we can understand why with larger planes and more of them there was a need to relocate the airport to Lantau Island. The new airport may be larger and more modern but it took longer to bus it from there to Kowloon than it did to fly between Hanoi Vietnam and Hong Kong. My advice is to hop on the shuttle train instead. We found that the bargains of previous years are well gone - the locals are happy to take your money but don't expect service with a smile like you get in other Asian countries - Malaysia and Vietnam are better places to shop. In addition the locals seem to deliberately make it hard for Westerners to travel around there is little or no respect or courtesy shown towards women, the elderly or those with slight mobility problems. On occasions they seemed to veer straight towards us even crossing from one side of the pavement to our side virtually in an attempt to force us in to the gutter. There was one occasion when we were angrily chased off the steps of a MacDonald's whilst we were sheltering from the rain even though it was quite apparent that one of us had a mobility problem. No one else was moved on and in any case we had just had a drink and eaten inside. So much for aftersales service! Also if you want to travel to the observation deck on the 55th floor of the IFC complex take your passport or photo identification with you even though most hotels will tell you to keep such items securely locked in the hotel's safe. All told thumbs down to Hong Kong and find a different place to visit where the natives are friendly.
Written April 17, 2014
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania7,466 contributions
Nov 2018
Every-time I think to myself I have presented you my experience in Hong Kong with all the details and all the places to be, see, eat , drink, shop, sightseeing, experience etc. another one pops-up. Same with Kowloon now.
Kowloon - the city in the city or near the city of Hong Kong and also part of HK itself.
Alive, busy , lovely, noisy, with its own distinctive smell but with so many things to offer.
I'm just gonna list some of the attractions you can find in Kowloon and than you can look those up one by one:
- StarFery terminal.
- Canton Road
- Nathan Road
- Avenue/Square of the the stars (HK version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame).
- Temple street night market
- Ladies market
- Museum of Space
- Sky100
- MongKok - the world's most crowded neighborhood.
- Tsim Sha Tsui.
- Kowloon Park
And the list goes on and on.
I do recommend when you visit HK plan your trip in such a way that you also visit
Kowloon it is part of the HK experience inseparable even that Victoria Bay is separating this 2 parts of Hong Kong.
Go and see for yourself it is definitely worth it.
Written October 3, 2019
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Daniel A
Beijing, China32,963 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Kowloon is a very nice town with spectacular views of the Hong Kong Skyline. You can get there by metro but the ideal way is to arrive from Central on the Star Ferry. Once there you can shop and visit all the cool attractions. There is a certain feel to it. As large as it is, it maintains a cultural perspective with the sights and sounds. We loved it!
Written June 1, 2017
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Finds_posts
Jakarta, Indonesia243 contributions
Jul 2019
a lot of historical charm of chinese and western is blended over here. lots of skycrapers, markets, and parks
Written June 27, 2020
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Lone Smoke
Burnaby, Canada5 contributions
Dec 2019
This is an old area not yet fully developed. A lot of eateries with reasonable price for your choice. Thai foods are very popular there. You can also visit the Kowloon Walled City Park where you can enjoy a well-planed park and can learn the history of the demolished Walled City which used to be an"untouchable" area by neither the HK nor the Chinese governments.
Written February 11, 2020
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