Kowloon

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Kowloon showing outdoor eating, night scenes and street scenes
Browse shops offering an amazing variety of goods and admire dramatic views over iconic Victoria Harbour in this busy, colorful, neon-lit district of Hong Kong.

Kowloon is a lively district located across the harbor from Hong Kong Island. The area is home to some of Hong Kong’s biggest shopping areas, an exciting nightlife scene and a number of museums. Enjoy the spectacular views across the water to Hong Kong Island, join crowds of shoppers exploring malls and markets and then take a break in beautiful Kowloon Park.

The bustling Tsim Sha Tsui area is the heart of Kowloon, where you’ll find hotels geared toward a range of budgets, as well as restaurants, shopping centers and some excellent museums. Browse the tightly packed shops selling jewelry, electronics, souvenirs, clothes and just about every other imaginable item, along Nathan Road.

Escape the crowds at Kowloon Park, one of the largest public parks in Hong Kong. Spanning 33 acres (13 hectares), this picturesque park features well-manicured pathways, a pretty Chinese pagoda and a lake that’s home to a colorful group of flamingos. Visit on Sundays to see free kung fu demonstrations and a small arts fair.

Take the kids to the Hong Kong Science Museum, which features fun, hands-on exhibits dedicated to physics and chemistry. The Hong Kong Museum of Art is a must-see attraction, offering an impressive exhibit of Chinese antiques as well as a rotating collection of almost 15,000 other items.

Go for an evening walk along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, a pedestrianized strip that offers superb views of the Hong Kong skyline. At night, Hong Kong puts on a dazzling sound-and-light show called the Symphony of Lights, which is projected on more than 40 buildings on both sides of the harbor.

Visit one of Hong Kong’s most popular temples, Wong Tai Sin, and shake fortune sticks, known as chim, onto the ground to foretell your future. Also worth exploring is the Chi Lin Nunnery, where there is a tranquil garden dotted with lotus ponds, bougainvillea and bonsai trees.

Kowloon is located across Victoria Harbour from Hong Kong Island. Get there by taking the city’s efficient Mass Transit Railway (MTR), or the ferry.

See a different side of Hong Kong in this vibrant district.

Where to stay in Kowloon

Eaton HK
Eaton HK
4 out of 5
380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon
The price is AU$103 per night from 15 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Kowloon. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,030 reviews)
Lobby is too HOT
"Maybe that day was a peak day, check in time is too long, spends time around 30mins and the lobby is too hot, likes no air-con. Fortunately, staff gave us ice cola. The room is good and soundproofing is very good. This is I need to appreciate. If can arrange higher floor, the view should be better ..."

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2022

Eaton HK
Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon
The price is AU$114 per night from 8 Sep. to 9 Sep.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Kowloon. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (2,608 reviews)
Solid, if unspectacular
"Overall, a positive stay here at the Royal Plaza Hotel. I loved that it's above a good mall, MOKO, with a number of good food choices, and it's conveniently located for getting around town. The room itself was more than good, but not outstanding. Clean, spacious, nice bathroom. Everything I was looking ..."

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2022

Royal Plaza Hotel
New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
5 out of 5
72 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
The price is AU$178 per night from 24 Aug. to 25 Aug.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Kowloon. Enjoy free WiFi, 5 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,340 reviews)
"Great stay"

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2022

New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
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Toronto Holidays (Double Room)
Toronto Holidays (Double Room)
Kowloon, Kowloon
The price is AU$72 per night from 9 Aug. to 10 Aug.
Stay at this cabin in Kowloon. Enjoy daily housekeeping, a TV and cable/satellite TV. Popular attractions Kowloon Bay and Ocean Park are located nearby. Discover ...
Toronto Holidays (Double Room)
Modena by Fraser Hong Kong
Modena by Fraser Hong Kong
3.5 out of 5
18 Ashley Road Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly apartment in Kowloon. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and limo/town car service. Our guests praise the helpful ...
Modena by Fraser Hong Kong
[9FTA] Modern 1 BR apartment @ Mong Kok
[9FTA] Modern 1 BR apartment @ Mong Kok
Kowloon, A
The price is AU$188 per night from 9 Aug. to 10 Aug.
Stay at this apartment in Kowloon. Enjoy a TV, a kitchen and 1 bedroom. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions Kowloon Bay ...
[9FTA] Modern 1 BR apartment @ Mong Kok
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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