Must Visit Places in Kowloon – A Captivating Perspective of Hong Kong

A trip to Kowloon offers a fascinating insight into just how cosmopolitan Hong Kong is. If it’s going to be your first time here, do make time to visit all if not most of these sites!

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Temple Street Night Market

After the sun has set head to the Temple Street Night Market; located near the Jordan MTR Station and within a 10 minute drive from Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong, this lively market has it all from clothing and household items to watches, footwear and street food too.

Avenue of Stars

Situated by the waterfront, the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the must visit places in Kowloon be you staying at a boutique or budget hotel in Hong Kong. The statue of Bruce Lee is a highlight here, while you will also find handprints of celebrities like Jackie Chan, Stephen Chow, Michelle Yeoh and Maggie Cheung. It also offers an excellent vantage point to see the Symphony of Lights show.

Kowloon Park

Providing the ideal escape from the bustling streets, Kowloon Park is a wonderful place for relaxation and recreation. This green space has been designed with classic Chinese gardens, ponds and a lake while there’s an outdoor sculpture park, a swimming pool and an area for games too.

Hong Kong Science Museum

An unforgettable hands-on learning experience awaits at this popular museum which has lots of interactive elements. Live experiments and demonstrations add to the fun and the twin-tower Energy Machine with its audiovisual effects is amongst the highlights here.

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Must see tourist attractions in Kowloon – A City So Lively

You’ll find Kowloon in the northern part of Hong Kong. Kowloon offers more than just an amazing nightlife and shopping, it has a curious cultural mix between the British and the Chinese. Don’t miss out on the unique photography opportunities!

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Temple street market

The Temple street market is known to be the liveliest and largest in Hong Kong. This street is roughly a stretch of a kilometre, full of tiny shops to shop and dine in. The best place to put your bargaining skills to test for all sorts of items, from footwear to homeware, Temple street night market isn’t too far from any budget hotel in Hong Kong, such as the likes of Silka Tsuen Wan, which is only 19 minutes away by car.

Nan Lian Garden and Chi Lin Nunnery

Resembling architecture from China’s Tang dynasty, Chi Lin Nunnery is a temple that offers peace and tranquillity among the busy streets of Hong Kong. Nan Lian Garden, situated adjacent to the temple, is a public park also modelled after the Tang dynasty.

Symphony of lights

The largest and grandest show of lights, as per Guinness World Records, is the Hong Kong Symphony of Lights. The show consists of five main themes, with interactive lights from 45 buildings coming together to create a synchronised vision of music and colour.

The Avenue of Stars

Similar to the Hollywood walk of fame, The Avenue of Stars honours the great contributors to the local film industry. The avenue highlights the golden age of China’s film industry. The 440-metre promenade is in honour of the international popularity the Hong Kong film industry attained and was built in 2004.

 

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