Kowloon

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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

Eaton HK
Eaton HK
4 out of 5
380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon
The price is P2,475 per night from 23 Dec to 23 Dec
Located in Jordan, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Temple Street Night Market, Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre, and Kowloon Park. Ladies' ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,677 reviews)
"All the staff are very hospitable,clean room ,I will recommend this property to all friends"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Eaton HK
Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon
The price is P3,202 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (3,154 reviews)
"Ok"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Royal Plaza Hotel
Cordis, Hong Kong
Cordis, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
The price is P4,447 per night from 6 Dec to 6 Dec
This family-friendly Kowloon hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Langham Place Mall and Ladies' Market. Flower Market and Victoria ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,733 reviews)
"Spacious, view good, big window, bed clean and comfortable, toilet clean. Excellent room condition. Staffs are nice and helpful."

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Cordis, Hong Kong
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Yacht Hotel - Dream Princess
Yacht Hotel - Dream Princess
3 out of 5
Kwun Tong Public Pier, Kei Yip Street, Kowloon
The price is P46,462 per night from 6 Dec to 6 Dec
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 2 mi (3 ...
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 within a 10-minute walk of Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Victoria Harbour, and 1881 Heritage. Kowloon Bay and Hong ...
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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