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Kowloon

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

Tsim Sha Tsui featuring a city and a fountain

Tsim Sha Tsui

4/5Very Good!(64 area reviews)

The captivating waterfront views and popular shops are just a few highlights of Tsim Sha Tsui. Make a stop by Victoria Harbour or Harbour City while you're exploring the area.

Tsim Sha Tsui
Mong Kok featuring a city, signage and city views

Mong Kok

4.5/5Wonderful!(12 area reviews)

Mong Kok is known for its popular shops, and you can see some sights in the area like Ladies' Market and Victoria Harbour.

Mong Kok

Top hotels in Kowloon

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
The price is P3,080 per night

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (7,980 reviews)

"good location near the shopping mall and supermarket. grand decoration"…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2020

Royal Plaza Hotel
Cordis, Hong Kong
Cordis, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
The price is P5,844 per night

This family-friendly Kowloon hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Langham Place Mall and Ladies' Market. Flower Market and International ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (3,880 reviews)

"Great service and amazing room. Got a upgrade because the hitel is emoty due to the situation now. Amazong exoerience."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Cordis, Hong Kong
The Mira Hong Kong Hotel
The Mira Hong Kong Hotel
5 out of 5
The price is P4,772 per night

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. Ocean Park and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,068 reviews)

"It’s a birthday celebration and it was blissful to stay in the Mira Hong Kong. It was very kind of the hotel to prepare a little surprise to celebrate the birthday. It is a very good choice provided that we can travel anywhere at the moment. Hotel is located in the heart of TST and you can go to ..."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

The Mira Hong Kong Hotel

Popular places to visit in Kowloon

Victoria Harbour
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Victoria Harbour

Ride the famous Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island, enjoy one of the worlds great skylines and see the night sky light up in a symphony of light and sound.

Ladies' Market
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Ladies' Market

Lose yourself amid the stalls, massage vendors, restaurants and chaos of this market in one of the most densely populated suburbs on Earth. 

Temple Street Night Market
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Temple Street Night Market

Bargain hard for jade, listen to Chinese Opera, have your fortune told by a bird, and enjoy claypot rice in Hong Kong’s favorite nighttime market.

Top things to do in Kowloon

Hong Kong Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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Hong Kong Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

78% of travellers recommend
P3,129
Per adult
Skip-the-Line The Peak Tram & Hong Kong Island Tour with Stanley Market
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Skip-the-Line The Peak Tram & Hong Kong Island Tour with Stanley Market

88% of travellers recommend
P1,630
Per adult
Lantau Island Tour with Big Buddha, Tai O Boat Ride & Lunch
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Lantau Island Tour with Big Buddha, Tai O Boat Ride & Lunch

86% of travellers recommend
P7,157
Per adult
Macau Sightseeing Tour from Hong Kong
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Macau Sightseeing Tour from Hong Kong

82% of travellers recommend
P6,754
Per adult
Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge Shuttle Bus Ticket
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Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge Shuttle Bus Ticket

P915
Per adult
City Sightseeing Tour with Victoria Peak Tram Ride
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City Sightseeing Tour with Victoria Peak Tram Ride

P1,786
Per adult

Reviews of Kowloon

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
30
5 - Excellent 38.96103896103896%
4 - Good
25
4 - Good 32.467532467532465%
3 - Okay
13
3 - Okay 16.883116883116884%
2 - Disappointing
3
2 - Disappointing 3.896103896103896%
1 - Terrible
6
1 - Terrible 7.792207792207792%

4/5 - Good

Jayr

6 Jan 2020

Nice

5/5 - Excellent

Ronaldo

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.

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