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.

Known for

shopping, port and scenery

Where to stay in Kowloon

Tsim Sha Tsui
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Tsim Sha Tsui

port, skyScraper, urban

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

Mong Kok
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Mong Kok

shopping, dining, familyFriendly

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


Top hotels in Kowloon

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
14 Aug - 15 Aug
4.6/5Wonderful! (747 reviews)

"Great room, fantastic view, great facilities. Loved the pool and the area was good too."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong
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Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
64 Mody Road, Kowloon
8 Aug - 9 Aug
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,951 reviews)

"The hotel is located adjacent to the MTR station of East Tsim Sha Tsui and is connected to the Airport Express by the free shuttle service at Kowloon Station. It is a short walk to the Avenue of Stars promenade and main shopping area of Tsim Sha Tsui/Kowloon. Check in was excellent and I would thoroughly ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong
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Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong
4 out of 5
88 Tai Kok Tsui Road, Kowloon
24 Jul - 25 Jul
4.1/5Very Good! (6,104 reviews)

"The overall cleanness was satisfying, Small room (but it is expected for the price and the fact that his is Hong Kong). However the smell of sewer in the room is terrible :("…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong

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