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“Beautiful garden in the heart of Kowloon”

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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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful garden in the heart of Kowloon”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Good Chinese garden in the heart of Kowloon. Not many tourists come here but definitely worth the trip. Many scenes for tv Chinese classical dramas have been shot here. Beautiful garden to walk in.

Visited January 2013
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“Once notorious slum now beautiful historical park”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

This enclave was never included in the 1898 lease of the New Territories. It was known for its vice, prostitution and gambling. In the 1980's the Hong Kong government acquired the area. The residents were rehoused, the slums pulled down, a beautiful park was created. The almshouse contains displays and information on the history of the walled city. There are also the remnants of two of the original gates. We particularly enjoyed the exhibition especially watching the video interviews of residents talking about life in the walled city. We also loved walking around the park, enjoying the pavilions, hedges and ponds and watching the locals enjoying their Sunday.

Visited April 2013
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“A historic site to visit at different levels”
Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

A historic site to visit at different levels, from a traditional walled city with a Yamen to a city within the city out of law to a garden park.

Visited April 2013
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“Transformation to a beautiful park”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

A park inspired by the Jiangnan garden style of the early Qing Dynasty. The site was once an imperial military outpost with some 250 soldiers residing within. After Kowloon was ceded to the British, the imperial officers were evicted and the outpost turned into a no-man's land, neither under British jurisdiction nor the Chinese rule. The notorious site was called the Kowloon Walled City, a dilapidated part of Hong Kong which was refuge to triads, prostitution and illegal dentists. The Walled City was torn down and in it's place a beautiful Chinese garden was built and opened to the public in 1995 with relics on display, which originated from the days when it was a military outpost for the imperial officials.
Today, only tranquil and serene surroundings, a good bonsai collection, traditional Chinese architecture are left. Most mornings you will see the locals practicing Tai Chi or walking around with their pet birds in cages. A good choice if you are looking for Chines culture and the peaceful side of the city.

Visited April 2013
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“Lovely park with notorious history”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

After hectic the Hong Kong sightseeing scene, this park represented a welcome respite of quiet and peaceful surroundings. It is built on the site of a Qing garrison town which later remained in the hands of the Chinese even as the British forced the Qing officials out. It later became a slum area rather notorious for being overcrowded with criminal entities and illegal factories and providing a haven for illegal dentists. Landscaping is beautiful with ponds and streams. Buildings in the park are modeled after traditional Chinese pavilions. Several areas show artifacts found in archeological digs in the area. One building provides multimedia displays of the history and life in the area. About half of the large block containing the park is a more conventional city park with children's play areas and less focused landscaping. The park is about 10 minutes walk from Lok Fu metro station. Hau Wong Si, a small Buddhist temple on the corner adjacent to the park, welcomes visitors.

Visited March 2013
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