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Review of Kowloon City

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Ranked #78 of 863 things to do in Hong Kong
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Kowloon City is quite a local neighbourhood. It is however being moved more upscale in certain parts. They have a lot of Thai restaurants on Nga Tsin Long Road along on various stores that sell Thai food. There are also some good Teochow restaurant on Nam Kok Road. Most of the shops are local and not tourist.

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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Kowloon city is less crowded place compared with mong kok and tsim sha tsui, but you can find a lot of yummy food there,especially, Thailand food. My another favourite is egg tart which locate at a street corner. The bakery is called Hoi Wah in chinese. Remember to taste it before you leave.

If you want to cook, there are a great local wet market at Kowloon city managed by HK Goverment. In their opposite, you can find several shops selling fresh beef, fruits, chinese grocery store etc. You can find many hidden treasures there.

In Kowloon city, you can find some cheap clothes, baby stuff as well. Besides, there is Kowloon wall city park. You can take a good walk there.

Thank CherishYou
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

A long stretch of streets with consist different kind of attraction such as food, sports equipment, fashion, mobile & technology. You may spend almost 1 day to visit all these attraction.

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Reviewed April 17, 2014

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.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

I WAS planning on doing a visa stop in Honkers between many other countries and to head out in to mainland China, although not only ended up changing my plans but also managed to satiate my desire to experience the culture as it seems to be a concentrated dose here in Honkers.

Kowloon itself is amazing with all the lights, crazy crazy fish markets, Natural Medicine stores with jars full of insects, fish and what appears to be petrified socks and gold fish markets (millions of dyed fish, frogs, crabs etc in bags) amongst others.
I am not really a fan of shopping myself but was really glad to be in this side of the city as it is a good base, although also reccommed to expore the hillside villages on the other side of the harbour and also outlying fishing villages.

It really is a special place, and there IS some nice little forest reserves to be found and trekked and a great night life.

It really is a shame about the pollution and while the food looks fascinating it is REALLY hard to be a vegetarian in Honkers! Make sure to scout outand try a preserved black egg at one of the markets for something a little different... haha

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