Kowloon

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Visit 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!(63 area reviews)

This “world bazaar on the waterfront” has shops, restaurants and museums.

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

Mong Kok

4.5/5Wonderful!(12 area reviews)

Find your way through Hong Kong’s busiest area to take in the sights and sounds of traditional street markets and food stalls.

Mong Kok

Top hotels in Kowloon

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Cordis, Hong Kong
Cordis, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
P5,412
per night
Jan 22 - Jan 23

This family-friendly Kowloon hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 5-minute walk of Victoria Harbour and Langham Place Mall. Ladies' Market and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (3,690 reviews)

"Clean, friendly service and convenient are always my comment to this hotel"…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020

Cordis, Hong Kong
Eaton HK
Eaton HK
4 out of 5
P2,788
per night
Feb 4 - Feb 5

This family-friendly Kowloon hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 5-minute walk of Temple Street Night Market and Jade Market. Victoria Harbour ...

4.1/5Very Good! (5,153 reviews)

"Loved the staff, cleanliness, and overall vibe of the hotel. I loved being greated by the art installation outside the lobby."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Eaton HK
Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong
Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P6,823
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11

This family-friendly Kowloon hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and K11 Shopping Mall. Kowloon ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,985 reviews)

"Service and room are excellent. Swimming pool was rather small."…"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2020

Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong

Popular things to do 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 activities in Kowloon

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

P2,830

Check out Hong Kong's urban wonders aboard an open-air double-decker bus. Including PEAK TRAM (selected tickets), Admire panoramic views of Kowloon Bay, explore charming markets, and pass by colonial sites and traditional temples.

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

P7,187

A giant Buddha perched above a serene monastery, a fishing village built on stilts over quiet canals—Lantau Island feels a world away from the bustle of Hong Kong. Escape to this historic isle by coach and make your way to the Tian Tan Buddha, cruise the waterways of Tai O, and linger over lunch.

Night Cruise & Dinner at Jumbo Floating Restaurant
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Night Cruise & Dinner at Jumbo Floating Restaurant

P6,799

Enjoy an evening out with a cruise on Victoria Harbour and dinner at the world-renowned Jumbo Floating Restaurant. During your cruise admire a view of the sunset and enjoy unlimited drinks on the boat. The evening starts with a relaxing cruise around Victoria Harbour.

Macau Sightseeing Tour from Hong Kong
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Macau Sightseeing Tour from Hong Kong

P6,570

Spend a day exploring the highlights of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this day trip from Hong Kong. Discover the historic A-Ma Temple and the Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the sky-high Macau Tower, stroll through popular Senado Square, and see the island's infamous Macau Casino.

Skip-the-Line Ngong Ping 360 Tramcar with Lantau Island & Tian Tan Buddha Full-Day Tour
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Skip-the-Line Ngong Ping 360 Tramcar with Lantau Island & Tian Tan Buddha Full-Day Tour

P6,735

Scope out breathtaking views, take high-flying rides, and cruise the waters of Hong Kong on this full-day tour to Lantau Island. Ride a ferry like the locals do, enjoy a cable car ride from the island's rugged mountaintop, and savor a tasty vegetarian lunch at a tranquil monastery.

Victoria Harbour Dinner Cruise and Light Show from Kowloon Including Hotel Pickup
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Victoria Harbour Dinner Cruise and Light Show from Kowloon Including Hotel Pickup

P5,142

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Victoria Harbour, Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong 999077 China Savor a sumptuous buffet dinner while a live band plays aboard the restaurant cruise liner - Harbour Cruise Bauhinia.

Reviews of Kowloon

3.9

Guest rating

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5 - Excellent 39.473684210526315%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 31.57894736842105%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 17.105263157894736%
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2 - Disappointing 3.9473684210526314%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 7.894736842105263%

4/5 - Good

Jayr

Jan 6, 2020

Nice

5/5 - Excellent

Ronaldo

Jan 1, 2020

We always enjoy Kowloon and HK in general.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 27, 2019

Convenient place to be in Hongkong

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Nov 25, 2019

just find better hotel...

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Nov 19, 2019

A nice place for shopping

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Nov 6, 2019

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

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