Kowloon has long been regarded as the raw side of Hong Kong. The city is a melting pot of classical and modern culture, resulting in a variety of things to do and see. Want to find out all there is about Kowloon?
The Local Cuisine
Kowloon boasts an impressive selection of cheap street food, mainly concentrated around the Mong Kok area. You’ll find everything you need and more, from classic steamed fish balls to fried tofu along with freshly stir-fried noodles and seafood barely out of the ocean.
Speaking of fresh catches, Lei Yue Mun is the ideal destination for the seafood connoisseur. A former fishing village has now evolved into a place where fishermen bring their catch right up to shore and local diners will cook whatever you pick out.
Places of Worship
The Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin temple hosts worshippers of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. But of course, everyone is welcome to respectfully look around. Inside you’ll find a haven that is much needed from the hustle and bustle of the outside city.
Spots to Check Out
Mong Kok’s Ladies’ Market is a street of stalls that seems to go on forever with vendors offering up everything from toys to clothes. Don’t forget to negotiate on prices, however as they are not fixed! And if you feel hungry afterwards, there’s a selection of eateries in close proximity to hit up. If you’re on the lookout for Tsim Sha Tsui hotels, there are many to pick from like Travelodge Kowloon for example.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+