Kowloon Travel Guide

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Kowloon Things to Do

  • Red Brick Building - Yau Ma Tei

    Red Brick Building built in 1895 as an engineer's office of former pumping station in Shanghai St, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. It is the oldest surviving building in Hong kong and located near by the Yau Ma Tei Theater for Cantonese Opera and the fruit market.

  • Yau Ma Tei Theater

    to move more in the cultural of Cantonese, then it could be a fun experience for the local opera. Yau Ma Tei Theater after renovation now open again in 2012 as a promotion for Cantonese Opera itself and as a historic building. It is easy to be reached by MTR Yau Ma Tei exit B2. This location is near by the fruit market and the old famous building...

  • Nathan Road in Yesteryears and at...

    Nathan Road is the Main Road of Hong Kong and is the Famed part of Tsim Sha Tsui District (called Golden Mile) and where the main shopping area in Tsim Sha Tsui (and I may say the most of Tourist Traps due to high rent here, you can barely haggle unlike in other areas like Mongkok!). This picture was taken in 1983 when Nathan road was not as...


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Kowloon Restaurants

  • Oldest Italian restaurant in Hong Kong

    Great little find amongst the chaos of Tsim Sha Tsui. This place is a really old style Italian that's a bit like stepping back in time. It's slightly dusty and faded authenticity is a nice change from the countless theme restaurants that proliferate elsewhere in Kowloon or the high end high priced hotel restaurants that charge a fortune for a slice...

  • One of the typical 24 hours Hong Kong...

    This is one of the typical 24 hours Hong Kong eateries with most of the local food you can find. They are air-conditioned and cheap too. You can get a quick meal and continue on your shopping spree! It has to be the Chee Cheong Fun, directly translated from Cantonese is Pig Intestine Flat Rice Noodle but it only looks like it and taste delicious...

  • Don't Miss This Noodle Shop!

    This busy, late night noodle shop with no ego problems is known for its won ton soup and shredded pork noodle with spicy bean sauce. You will regret not trying the braised noodle with shredded pork with special sauce and Cantonese wantons (HKD23) if you are here. You will definitely love it and want to go back again. That's what I did before...


Kowloon Nightlife

  • Excellent Jazz in Kowloon

    We read about "Ned Kelly's Last Stand" in the Lonely Planet, and decided it was worth checking out. This Australian saloon - jazz club is in the heart of Kowloon, a coule of minutes away from Nathan Road.The band was composed of local musicians, all of them of excellent quality, and the music was great: mostly well known all-time favorites, some...

  • Night shopping

    Fairly similar to the Ladies Market, the Temple Street Night Market is the more famous and larger of the two. The market is located in Temple St which is just to the west of Jordan MTR station in Kowloon. The market is sometimes known as Men's Street as it is very popular for men's fashion. The market starts at 2pm in the afternoon, but is lively...

  • Dixieland Jazz

    Head to Ashley Rd to Ned Kelly's Last Stand (situated between and parallel to Canton Road and Nathan Road). We had the best night out we had had in years and after midnight my wife even said "I don't want to go home yet!" - an all time first for her!! We even missed the last bus back to our friends house in Yuen Long in the New Territories. Get in...


Kowloon Transportation

  • kowloon to disneyland/oceanpark

    which part of kowloon will u be staying? we stayed in tsim sha tsui when we were there and took the bus from airport and back, though u can also take the MTR and it's the fastest way. First thing u should do from the airport is get the Octopus Card, u'l be able to use that for MTR or bus. No conductor is there to collect the fare or give u the...

  • Cheap Airport to downtown

    Airport Express is a dedicated airport railway providing fast and reliable service to the passengers. The operating hours are 0550 to 0115 dailyGreat bus service, cool drivers and cheapest form, without the main of changing Lanes on the MTR,Straight to the hotel, To Airport from AdultSingle/Return(Valid for 1 month)Hong Kong Station 100 180Kowloon...

  • Star Ferry Pier

    As Hong Kong is a collection of peninsulas and islands, ferries are a very important means of getting from one point to another. The subway helps to connect Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories, Lantau Island and the airport, but there are still many parts of the territory that are not serviced by the metro. Ferries help to overcome this...


Kowloon Shopping

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  • Ladies Market

    This Shop Is Awesome! Theres LOADS Of Things To Buy, Cute, Fashionable, Cheap And Just Amazing! Whenever I Go Back To Hong Kong-My Birth Place-> I LOVE To Go There To Shoppin~! Its Always Crowded With People, And Lot Of People Buy Stuff From Ladies Market~! Some Of The People Who Sell Stuff Are Super Nice, Whilst Some May Not Be ._.~ Buh Anyway,...

  • Awesome Shoppin'!

    This Shop Is Awesome! Theres LOADS Of Things To Buy, Cute, Fashionable, Cheap And Just Amazing!Whenever I Go Back To Hong Kong-My Birth Place-> I LOVE To Go There To Shoppin~!Its Always Crowded With People, And Lot Of People Buy Stuff From Ladies Market~!Some Of The People Who Sell Stuff Are Super Nice, Whilst Some May Not Be ._.~Buh Anyway, The...

  • Mall within KCR railway

    This is huge shopping centre in Mongkok that provides eight floors of shopping and entertainment and is well worth a visit. The Kowloon-Canton Railway (KCR) in the middle of the mall and it is Beside the Royal Plaza Hotel. A combination of local chain stores and international boutiques sell everything from fashion, jewellery, beauty products,...


Kowloon Local Customs

  • Be amazed by these traditional bamboo...

    You will hardly get to see this traditional trade elsewhere. This trade was in Singapore back in the 1980s and it seems to have vanished since then but you are still able to see them in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Basically, the scaffolders erect them with bamboos and ropes as high as the buildings for some painting or cleaning jobs. You will be amazed how...

  • Visit the Reclamation Street Market

    This is one of the many markets that you do not find in the guide books. You have to venture on your own and you'll be surprised to see what the locals do. They browse, choose, bargain and buy exactly what they want or else no deal for them.

  • Kowloon's British Heritage

    Of course, Hong Kong is overwhelmingly British, but at the same time it exists in large part thanks to the British. It would be foolish to think that there is no physical imprint of Britain's presence here, but the truth is that it is far more noticeable on Hong Kong Island, rather than Kowloon. You can still find, however, remnants of British...


Kowloon Warnings and Dangers


    Near our hotel in Mongkok,( Stanford Hotel), we were attracted to visit the bird market cum little bird park where hobbyists and collectors converge to trade /or show off their prized pets/collection.The colourful bird sand cages were an instant hit to the kids. Of course, no admission fees here as well. We did buy a few bird feeders to take back...

  • Weather and Typhoon

    If you intend to visit Kowloon, do note that the typhoon season is between May and November. If the typhoon is serious, there will be anouncements and everybody is supposed to return home (i.e. curfew). During such a situation, there will be lots of people rushing especially taking transport such as sub-way, buses etc (so do take note).During the...

  • Beware of the Gurus!

    The first time I was in Hong Kong , my friend and I were approached by an Indian, swathed in white robes, lurking in the shadows at an MRT subway (or bridge? Couldn't remember! Near the riverfront. ). It was rush hour and the 'guru' grab my friend's arm and dragged her towards his corner. He told her that he'd read her future for $$$. She walked...


Kowloon Tourist Traps

  • Is not that cheap in the Ladies Market

    Don't think for a sec that things from Ladies Market are cheaper, infact, they are much more expensive. If you really want something from there, make sure you bargain with the store keepers.Something typical includes a pair of slippers which cost 10 HKD cost about 25 HKD, T shirt cost about 50HKD but cost about 90HKD there! So want to save up some...

  • Chequepoint - rip-off exchange rates

    Wealth Warning: Avoid changing currency at Chequepoint's branch in Kowloon - or anywhere else for that matter.Some of my British and American friends have told me horror stories of the rip-off rates charged by Chequepoint when changing money into Euros. It seems to be a problem with this particular dealer - other VT members in Hungary and Hong Kong...

  • Street vendors

    There are a lot of street vendors selling fake watches and purses. They grab your arm and try to sell anything they can. They are on most major streets, and the best way to avoid them is to ignore when they try to stop you. At times, it gets frustrating, but if you do not stop or talk to them, they'll leave you alone.


Kowloon What to Pack

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    by olessiam Written Aug 24, 2005

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    Photo Equipment: There are lots of small places which sell film, cameras and memory sticks. Make sure to bargain to get the best deal.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: I forgot to bring an umbrella, and it rained every day. Although you can buy a cheap umbrella in one of the drug stores, bring your own if you can.

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Kowloon Off The Beaten Path

  • Go to Church! (Rosary Catholic Church...

    As A Roman Catholic, I always try to find Catholic Churches in areas that I go and Hear mass or say a prayer hence here in HK, Rosary Catholic Church is the place for Worship. Rosary Church, Chatham Road, the oldest Catholic Church on the Kowloon Peninsula, was founded a century ago by Fr. Giovanni M. Spada to service Catholic Faithful in Hong...


    Trees are illuminated and decorated in the shopping district of Kawloon.especially before c\hristmas.This create a very nice ambience and atmosphere ....makes you feel like home!!

  • Nature & trekking (hiking)

    Although Kowloon is very densely populated, there are several natural places in the northern part of the island especially near to the border with Guangdong province of China. Furthermore, you can also take excursions to places such as Lantau Island and Lamma Island where there is more natural scenery and the life is slower pace. These places have...


Kowloon Sports & Outdoors

  • Ice-skating at Festival Walk Glacier

    There are several ice-skating rinks in Hong Kong with Festival Walk Glacier in Kowloon Tong by far one of the best and Hong Kong's largest ice-skating rink. It has two separate sessions on weekdays and up to three at the weekends.Vision On Ice charges HKD60 from 8:30am to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm (ice re-surfacing). HKD70 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. You...

  • City Golf

    special because it is located in former international airport which providing nice view of Victoria Harbour. your golf equipments. but they got shops selling t-shirt and stuff

  • Kowloon Rugby

    Kowloon Rugby Football Club launched its inaugural “RugbyFest”, a 10 a-side tournament in 2002, and will again be holding the tournament in 2003 at the So Kon Po playing field (adjacent to the Hong Kong Stadium) on the Wednesday before the Hong Kong 7’s.Brief details of the tournament are as follows:One day event, from lunchtime until early evening...


Kowloon Favorites

  • Tsim Sha Tsu and Avenue of Stars

    A stroll around TST area makes me happy enough. At Nathan Road, there is Parklane where where you could browse through its stores and find some inexpensive items. And you can do store hopping here, if you are lucky, some of of the signature stores are on sale - just like my first time here. Ending up our whole day tour of the city at the Avenue of...

  • Weather in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong has some great weather... months of sunny, warm, dry periods and then Typhoons when you get to stay home from work.It has one of the best weather pages which both gives you up to the second information on all the elements you need to know as well as all the past weather and seasonal averages.Check it out:-http://www.weather.org.hk/

  • English Road Signs, but more exotic!

    Check out the Road Signs. They appear typically British, but with a more exotic twist in that they squeeze in some Chinese letters at the same time.Although Hong Kong (and Kowloon) is now under the Chinese, it used to be British for decades before that, and many old British ways of doing things still exist there.It is worth noting here that Hong...


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