Things to do in Kowloon

By: Wolfgang Jaegel

Kowloon literally means "nine dragons". The bustling urban area of Kowloon consists of three sections such as Kowloon Peninsula, New Kowloon, and Victoria Harbor. The best known part of the Kowloon is the tip of Peninsula facing the Hong Kong Island.

Kowloon is known for its nightlife, with an array of bars and restaurants. Dining options here are truly incredible. The things to do in Kowloon

  • Yuen Po Street Bird Garden - This is a must-visit destination for bird lovers. The focal point of this garden is a variety of songbirds in exquisitely crafted bamboo cages. The bird garden is open daily from 7 hrs to 21 hrs.
  • Kowloon Walled City Park - This is one of the newest parks in Hong Kong. The park is designed in a classical style Chinese garden, which is well manicured and consists of man made hills, bonsai, and beautiful ponds and streams. Highlights also include beautiful paths, flower gardens, playground, and pavilions.
  • Nathan Road - Also referred to as the 'Golden Mile of Kowloon,' Nathan Road is a busy area brimming with upscale hotels, shops, and food stalls.

    One of the most prominent areas in the road is the Park Lane Shopper's Boulevard, which is home to more than 50 shops. 
  • Jade Market - As the name indicates, Jade Market is a great area to shop jade items. But, it is recommended to take a specialist with you for shopping jade items. 
  • Mong Kok - For shopping electronic items such as CDs and mobile phone accessories at bargain prices, no other destinations would be better than Mong Kok.
  • Wong Tai Sin Temple - A visit to Kowloon would be incomplete without taking a tour to this temple, which is reminiscent of a hermit who was well-known for his healing powers. A Chinese pharmacy can also be found within the temple. Nearby areas of the temple is filled with fortune tellers.
  • Tsim Sha Tsui - A shopping and nightlife district in Kowloon. Casual eateries and eclectic local shops are packed along neon-lit Nathan Road, while luxury malls line nearby Canton Road. The Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, on Victoria Harbour, is a popular spot to appreciate Hong Kong's skyline views, while mainstream concerts and musicals are performed at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre
  • Kowloon Tong -  a station within the local train network and whose prime attraction is an elegant as well as stylish mall with more than 200 shops
  • Shopping - Try the The Night Market starts which becomes exuberant as the sun goes down and consists of a number of open air eateries serving sumptuous cuisines and The Ladies Market, a popular area exclusively for shopping ladies' clothing and cosmetics. 

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