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“memory lane for the walled city”

Kowloon Walled City Park
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$358.67*
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Hong Kong and Macau 4-Day Tour
Ranked #60 of 815 things to do in Hong Kong
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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“memory lane for the walled city”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Having visited the walled city in the 1980s I was intruiged to see what had been done to it when I returned to the territiry last month. Now a Chinese park with bonsai trees and birdcages, there are only a few remains of the slum estate that had been there. The brilliantly restored yamen featured interactive displays showing the growth of the illegal city. The original cannons, stone inscriptions and parts of some houses were fascintating and the video footage in which previous tenants spoke brought it all to life. I am not sure that they always told the truth, however, in their script. A little gem in the middle of the Lion Rock Road but possibly only of interest to those who have some knowledge of former days hre. Cheers to the designers who paid tribute to those who helped the poor in the walled city. It was good to see a commemorative rock for Jackie Pullinger, the missionary who worked with drug addicts in the walled city vice dens.

Visited October 2012
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“So different to home!”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

I loved our Sunday afternoon spent here. It was an experience which really highlighted how many local families spend their leisure time in this city. I was amazed to see large pathways lined with garden beds and families literally 'picnicking' on sheets of plastic on the paved areas. Where's the grass? It's a subtle but interesting difference compared to home.

We visited the children's playground, bird aviary, and watched the martial arts and dragon dancing. All were worthwhile. If we'd known about the public pool we would have packed our cossies as it was HOT. We even got to experience our first squat toilet in Hong Kong (first of many, I might add!)

If you're in Kowloon on a Sunday I'd recommend stopping by for a few hours.

Visited September 2012
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“Lovely park with some intersting history”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

The park is beautifully laid out with traditional Chinese buildings and the history of the walled city well laid out for visitors.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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“One of best visits in HK”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Did many things during 5 days in HK and this was one of the best. A really tranquil park, beautifully laid out with some interesting buildings. The history of the old crime den walled city is fascinating and well explained and displayed in the main visitor centre. Boards are all in English as well as Chinese.
Very easy to get to - MTR to Lok Fu, then 5 minutes taxi ride within the $20 minimum fare. No problem getting a taxi back, but do take your required destinations written on a card in Chinese!

Visited October 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Kowloon Walled City Park”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Well worth a visit, get there by taxi or go to Lok Fu MTR station and by taxi from there, the park is in a residential area but it is lovely, once it housed over 40,000 people in blocks of flats but these were levelled and there is a beautiful, peaceful park there now, the history of how it once was is shown in photos and videos, with small rooms showing how people lived, in a city of 7 million people we saw only a handful enjoying the park, take a book or your lunch to get away from the crowds and designer shops.

Visited October 2012
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