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KowloonHong Kong SAR

The buzzing hub of Hong Kong, Kowloon is packed with life and energy but also boasts charming, peaceful and picturesque spots in which to unwind.

A peninsula on the mainland north of Hong Kong situated on the Chinese mainland, Kowloon is a district with so much to offer visitors. You’ll find traditional Asian gardens and religious spots tucked away behind the impressive shopping precincts and glittering attractions, giving Kowloon a truly eclectic personality.

One of the main shopping precincts in Hong Kong is Tsim Sha Tsui, also known as, simply, TST. Here you can walk down Nathan Road, one of Hong Kong’s prime addresses and the central artery that runs through Kowloon. Lined on both sides with department stores, boutiques, jewellers’ shops, electronics and home ware stores, the street is a renowned shopping paradise. Many shops stay open until late, illuminating the entire district with the heady glow of brightly lit shop fronts and neon advertising signs. Check out some of the side streets off the main road and you may be rewarded with a great bargain.

Head to Harbor City for all of this and more, on a huge scale. One of Hong Kong’s largest shopping malls, it houses four separate zones with hundreds of shops, cinemas, and an abundance restaurants. It’s so easy to lose yourself for an entire day here.

Not far from TST, you’ll find the waterfront promenade, from which you should walk along the Avenue of Stars. Like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this is a much-loved attraction honouring Hong Kong’s cinema stars. Every evening, crowds gather here to enjoy the free music and light show known as the Symphony of Lights.

But Kowloon is not all shopping malls and teeming promenades. There are some exquisite peaceful spots a world away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Hong Kong. Particularly impressive is the Chi Lin Nunnery Buddhist complex with its lotus ponds and peaceful courtyards. Next door, step into the Nan Ling Garden to admire the pretty surroundings of this lush green location.

To get to Kowloon, take the Star Ferry from Hong Kong’s central business district across to Tsim Sha Tsui. Alternatively, hop on board the metro taking the line running beneath the harbour.

Where to stay in Kowloon

Top hotels in Kowloon

Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon
The price is P2,817 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb

Located in Mong Kok, this luxury hotel is steps from Flower Market and Yuen Po Bird Market. Mong Kok Stadium and Sneaker Street are also within 10 minutes. Hong ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (3,465 reviews)

"Stay for a month, all conditions meet my expectations."…"

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

Royal Plaza Hotel
New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
5 out of 5
72 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
The price is P4,652 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan

Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Hong Kong Museum of History, and Hong Kong Science Museum. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,337 reviews)

"Overall, a great stay. Just 1 suggestion: - hotel could consider using less single usage products, e.g. bathroom amenities, wooden chopstick at breakfast lounge. There are a lot of conscious traveller these days I guess, so we would like to travel in a more sustainable way if possible. Enjoyment ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2021

New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
The Mira Hong Kong Hotel
The Mira Hong Kong Hotel
5 out of 5
Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
The price is P4,559 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, this luxury hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Harbour City and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ladies' Market and Lan Kwai Fong. Hong Kong Convention ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,212 reviews)

"the bed is not very comfy. the staff were generally friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2020

The Mira Hong Kong Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Kowloon

Yacht Hotel - Dream Princess
Yacht Hotel - Dream Princess
3 out of 5
Kwun Tong Public Pier, Kei Yip Street, Kowloon
The price is P44,547 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Located in Kwun Tong, this houseboat is steps from Kwun Tong Promenade and Kowloon Bay. Victoria Harbour and Kai Tak Cruise Terminal are also within 3 mi (5 ...

Yacht Hotel - Dream Princess
Standard Single Room
Standard Single Room
2 out of 5
B3- B4, 8/f Mirador Mansion ,56 Nathan, Rd. T.s.t. Kowloon 8, Kowloon, Kowloon

Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, this vacation home is steps from Nathan Road Shopping District, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and K11 Shopping Mall. Victoria Harbour and ...

Standard Single Room
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Kowloon


Guest rating

5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent 38.96103896103896%
4 - Good
4 - Good 32.467532467532465%
3 - Okay
3 - Okay 16.883116883116884%
2 - Disappointing
2 - Disappointing 3.896103896103896%
1 - Terrible
1 - Terrible 7.792207792207792%

4/5 - Good


6 Jan 2020


5/5 - Excellent


1 Jan 2020

We always enjoy Kowloon and HK in general.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

27 Dec 2019

Convenient place to be in Hongkong

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

25 Nov 2019

just find better hotel...

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

19 Nov 2019

A nice place for shopping

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

6 Nov 2019

the only convenient was the MTR was near the our place.