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Kowloon
Travel Guide

Kowloon showing outdoor eating, night scenes and street scenes

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 AU$72 per night from 22 Jun. to 22 Jun.
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' ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,782 reviews)
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Reviewed on 19 Jun. 2021

Eaton HK
Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$94 per night from 22 Jun. to 22 Jun.
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! (3,335 reviews)
"just next to a shopping mall and train station, lot of shops and restaurants around, convenient, highly recommend!"

Reviewed on 11 Jun. 2021

Royal Plaza Hotel
Cordis, Hong Kong
Cordis, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$136 per night from 22 Jun. to 22 Jun.
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 ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,945 reviews)
"Friendly and helpful staff. The swimming pool and jacuzzi are great. Good deal. Highly recommended"

Reviewed on 30 Apr. 2021

Cordis, Hong Kong
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.
New International Guest House Superior Double 3
New International Guest House Superior Double 3
36-44 Nathan Rd Chung King Mansion, Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui,
The price is AU$79 per night from 22 Jun. to 22 Jun.
Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, this holiday home is steps away from K11 Shopping Mall and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Victoria Harbour and Avenue of Stars are also within ...
New International Guest House Superior Double 3
New International Guest House Family
New International Guest House Family
36-44 Nathan Rd Chung King Mansion, Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui,
The price is AU$112 per night from 22 Jun. to 22 Jun.
Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, this apartment building is steps away from K11 Shopping Mall and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Victoria Harbour and Avenue of Stars are ...
New International Guest House Family
2bdrm at Temple St.@mtr Stn. Best
2bdrm at Temple St.@mtr Stn. Best
Kowloon
Located in Jordan, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Temple Street Night Market and Nathan Road Shopping District. Ladies' Market and Langham ...
2bdrm at Temple St.@mtr Stn. Best
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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