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    Day 1: Do the Kowloon District Walking Tour

    by pres_16 Updated Jan 15, 2009

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    - @ 8AM, from our hostel in Mongkok, take bus in Nathan Road to Tsim Sha Tsui...
    - alight at TST, take Cameron Rd and head straight to Chatham Road South
    - turn left Park Hotel and Ramada Hotel and walk straight to Rosary Catholic Church. Across the road is the HKg Museum of History
    - retrace steps back to Nathan Rd, have time to visit Parklane boutiques, and cut over to Haiphong Rd to the Kowloon Park – explore the park, it's beautiful...
    - then from Haiphong Rd., walk straight till you reach Canton Rd.
    - to your left, walk straight to the Star Ferry terminal in Salisbury Rd to go Tourist Info Center - get brochures, ask questions
    - from the Center, proceed to the Promenade/Avenue of Stars. Start from the Clock Tower onwards…walk the Av. of Stars…take pictures...
    - retrace steps back to the ferry terminal, take ferry to Central, HKg Island...
    For more pictures of the tour, please see my walking tour travelogues...

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    Hong Kong Science Museum

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 5, 2008

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    The theme of the Museum of Science is technological and scientific progress in many fields of human activity. With its 500 or so exhibits, it is a "hands on" museum, where visitors can set robots in motion, learn to operate the very latest communications technology or study complex scientific and technical matters with the aid of a computer. It attracts younger visitors in particular and helps to familiarize them with the latest equipment. One section explains the history of the Chinese art of natural healing and the importance of yin and yang. Particularly popular, too, is the aircraft department, where visitors can test their skill on nerve-tingling flight-simulators. A particular attraction is the 22m/72ft high electricity generator, which is activated twice daily. Another exhibit is a DC-3 suspended from the ceiling which is the first Hong Kong airliner operated by Cathy Pacific.

    The attractive four-story building was designed by the internationally known Italian architect Remo Riva and completed in 1990.

    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays : 1pm - 9pm
    Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays : 10am - 9pm
    Closed Thursdays. Admission: HK$25

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    Hong Kong Museum of History

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 5, 2008

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    The Hong Kong Museum of History first opened in 1975 and occupies an area of 7,000 sq.m., over 8 galleries with over 3,700 exhibits. The museum's collection centres on history, archaeology and ethnography. 19th and 20th century photographs illustrate the development of the former colony, while archaeological finds - the Museum is officially responsible for all excavations in Hong Kong - document all the region's cultural phases, going right back to prehistory. The ethnographical department is concerned with arts and crafts, beliefs and customs, traditional agriculture and architecture. This museum is a must see whilst in Hong Kong.

    Open: 10am-6pm Mondays, Wednesdays to Saturdays, 10am-7pm on Sundays. Closed on Tuesdays.
    Admission: HK$10 but is free on Wednesdays.

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    Victoria Harbour, grab a cheap ferry to the islans

    by jhorsfield30 Written May 18, 2008

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    Victoria Harbour is home to most of the port facilities of Hong Kong, making Hong Kong amongst the world's busiest.
    On a nice day, attractions include local arcades and museums and nice views of the Island, with plenty of tourists buzzing round.
    Plenty of places to eat and stay for a while,
    Whilst I was here, they had a display and interesting walk for the Beijing Olympics, just along the pier is Hong Kongs version of the Hollywood Stars walk with handprints from people like bruce lee, chow yun fat, and Jet Li and a good history of film in HK.

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    Former KCR Clock Tower

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It is a 44m high clock tower (1915), once a part of the southern terminal of the Kowloon-Canton Railway (KCR). Operations moved to the modern train station at Hung Hom to the northeast in late 1975. The station was demolished in 1978, though you can see a scale model of what it looked like if you visit the Hong Kong Railway Museum in Tai Po in the New Territories.

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    Kowloon Park

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 5, 2008

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    This large 33 acre (13.47 hectare) park is a breath of (well I was going to say) fresh air in the middle of Kowloon. The park was formerly the site of Whitfield Camp barracks for the British with a battery along its western side until it was redeveloped in 1970. Today the park makes for a pleasant visit with a swimming pool, sports centre, children's playground, aviary, Chinese garden, bird lake and exhibition centre.

    Open: 6am - midnight

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    Nan Lian Garden

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 5, 2008

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    This wonderful new garden, opened in November 2006, is located in the Diamond Hill area of New Kowloon opposite the Chin Lin Nunnery. The garden is designed in the style of the Tang Dynasty, a classical circulatory landscaped garden based on the blue print of the Jiangshouju Garden in Shanxi Province, China. It covers an area of 35,000m2 and includes trees, rocks, hillocks and water features such as ponds, waterfalls and fountains. Along the route are timber structures in the Tang architectural style such as pavilions, terraces, verandahs, halls, bridges and gates. There are small exhibitions including an architecture gallery and rock gallery. It really is a lovely, peaceful spot in the middle of the urban hustle and bustle. More photo's can be found in one of my travelogues.

    Open: 7am-9pm.

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    suzhou garden

    by ukirsari Written Nov 21, 2006

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    next to wong tai shin temple is a greenery garden called suzhou. it's a replica from suzhou garden in china. open for public, from 09.00 am - 04.30 pm. here can be seen bamboo and several trees, chinese mansion and bridge in chinese style.

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    The Old Railway Clock Tower in Kowloon

    by easyoar Updated May 25, 2006

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    The Old Railway Clock Tower in Kowloon

    This clock tower is a bizarre remnant of Kowloons old railway station, and is all that is left of it. The train station has now moved, and the harbour front is hot property. If you are at the Star Ferry terminal on Kowloon, you can't miss it (if you step back from the ferry terminal building to look at it, the clock is on your left.

    This is one of those things that is much more interesting if you know the history behind it. Otherwise it is just another clock tower.

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    Visit Mong Kok Flower Market

    by kelnsha Updated Jul 18, 2007

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    About a hundred years ago, a flower market was established near the ancient village of Mong Kok where flowers were cultivated. Today, the flower market is still in the same location on Flower Market Road near Mong Kok stadium.

    There are many varieties of flowers to choose and buy from the Flower Market. This is also a good place to blend in with the locals and take some nice photos with the flowers and the market scene.

    Theoretically the same hours as Yuen Po Street Bird Garden but only gets busy after 10am, especially on Sunday.

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    Nathan Road

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 5, 2008

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    Nathan Road is a main road that roads straight through the middle of Kowloon and Mongkok, from north to south. It was the first road to be built in Kowloon, in 1861, after the land was ceded to the British following the second Opium War. The road runs for about 4km (2.5 miles) from the Peninsula and Sheraton hotels on Salisbury Road past the infamous Chungking and Mirador Mansions, Kowloon Park (this first section is known as the Golden Mile) before heading on up into Mongkok. It's a real mixture of glitzy posh hotels and crumbling apartments but is lit up with non-stop neon-lit signs and is best viewed at night when walking from the nearby Temple Street Market.

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    Neon Signs by day still look imposing

    by easyoar Written Jun 5, 2005

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    Neon Signs by Day

    Hong Kong is famous for its Neon Signs in and around Nathan Road. Even by day, these signs are so brightly coloured that they look extremely impressive. Being that they are there to advertise things, that is no surprise, but the sheer number of them and size and colour makes for some great pictures.

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    Neon Signs at Night light up the streets

    by easyoar Written Jun 5, 2005

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    Neon Signs at night in Kowloon

    Whilst the Neon Signs by day look good, they really come alive once night falls and the lights get turned on. They are probably one of the best known views of Hong Kong, with the signs being in Chinese, some in English, and no doubt others being in other languages still. With all that Neon, they hardly need street lights!

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    RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT

    by AusPinay Written May 5, 2008

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    entrance to Ripley's Believe it or Not!

    My very first visit to a Ripley's Museum was at Hongkong's branch of Believe it or Not!

    The kids were still young but they still enjoyed what they saw and were truly entertained! Things bizarre and unusual they got it here!

    It was actually at Victoria Peak in Hongkong! I shall have a separate page on Victoria PEak.
    (Sadly though according to one site, it is now closed!)

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    exploring victoria harbour

    by ukirsari Updated Nov 21, 2006

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    walking along victoria harbour is something nice. several old buildings still remains, for example clock tower at the end of nathan road to direction peking road. and about the ferry ... here my picture show the same landscape about views towards hongkong island with star ferry as an object -- just like taken by million tourists who's been in kowloon.
    speaking about star ferry itself, has many ferries and the unique thing, the name always ended with "star" like northern star, evening star etc. it's a long history about kowloon - hongkong ferry line, from 18th century.

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