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Things to do in Kowloon City, Kowloon

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“Kowloon Walled City was a largely ungoverned, densely populated settlement in Kowloon City in Hong Kong. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became an enclave after the New Territories were leased to Britain by China in 1898. Its population increased dramatically following the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II. By 1990, the Walled City contained 50,000 residents[1][2] within its 2.6-hectare (6.4-acre) borders. From the 1950s to the 1970s, it was controlled by local triads and had high rates of prostitution, gambling and drug abuse. It's a good place for visit for people interested in the history of Hong Kong.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Beautiful architecture and peaceful garden. Read the history behind the park!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“One of the oldest community where you can explore the real life of local people. Convenient for shopping, dinning, many public parks around, include the historical Kowloon Walled City Park.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“This attractive park was the site of the mysterious Kowloon Walled City, a Chinese garrison in the 19th century that technically remained part of China throughout British rule. Neither government wanted to have anything to do with the 3-acre enclave, so it became a lawless slum infamous for its gangs, prostitution and drug dens. The British eventually relocated the 30,000 residents and built a park in its place. There’s a model of it on display at the park. If you're taking the bus, alight opposite the park at Tung Tau Tsuen Rd.”
  • 1 local recommends
Shopping Centre
“It is a big local shopping mall that serves residents' needs. It has eateries, pizza hut, fast food shops, supermarket, apparels and karaoke lounge. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Street Address
“A very local and traditional shop selling tofu. They make a very delicious desert with tofu called "Tofufa" meaning tofu flower. Super yummy and healthy. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“Fantastic cake shop selling chocolate truffle, chocolate truffle cake, green tea opera and many other surprises.”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“Authentic Thai restaurant serving the Thai community and local food lovers.”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“It is hugely popular becasue it is the best place for Cantonese dim sum. Not sure if it has an English sign outside, but the long line customers will tell you the exact location of the shop.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“There are a dozen of shops selling export apparels. Super cheap and don't even try to bargain. Prices are tagged clearly. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“The tart and bread are hot from the oven. Superstars such as Chow Yun Fat has made this local shop famous. ”
  • 1 local recommends