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    Kowloon Park

    by cal6060 Updated Nov 1, 2013

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    During the 1830s, Kowloon Park was a military base that over-looking at the harbor. When the British occupied the Kowloon peninsula in 1860s, the base was named Whitfield Barracks.

    On 24 Jun 1970, the Kowloon Park was officially opened by the Governor Sir David Trench. In 1989, the park was re-developed with the fund from the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

    Today, this park is the biggest green space for the urban residents in Kowloon. It is good for the local residents to do morning exercise and hangout place with their friends and community. Kowloon Swimming Pool and Sport Centre in located on the Northern part of the park, follow by the HK Avenue of Comic Stars (new), jogging track, Maze Garden, Children's playground, Castle of Unity, Chinese Garden, Bird Lake, Sculpture Garden, Tree Walk and etc. The Kowloon Mosque & Islamic Centre is just next to the Park along Nathan Road.

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    Kowloon Park: HK Avenue of Comic Stars

    by cal6060 Written Oct 28, 2013

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    HK Avenue of Comic Stars is one of the latest tourist spots in Hong Kong. It was officially opened in August 2012. It is situated in Kowloon Park, on Nathan Road behind Park Lane Shopper's Boulevard. It is organized by the HK Comics & Animation Federation Limited to promote the creativity and the art of the local Comics industry. In fact, HK Comics industry has been very well known worldwide especially in Asia and the Chinese communities worldwide. It is a nice walk along the Comic Stars Avenue to recognize some of my favorite characters:

    Comic Character: Old Master Q
    Artists: Alphonso Wong & Joseph Wong
    " The almightly Old Master Q is regarded as "Chinese Superman" by readers. Being humorous, imaginative, indignant to injustice, righteous, adventurous and unbounded, He upholds traditional Chinese value but struggles amidst Chinese and Western cultures. "

    Comic Character: Guo Jing
    ArtistL Lee Chi-Ching.
    " The comic The Legand of the Condor Heroes was adapted from one of the most representative novel of Luis Cha. Its protagonist Guo has a sharp hero image and stands out among the heroes created by Cha as an embodiment of orthodox moral values and traditional chivalry."

    Comic Character: Wang Xiao Hu
    Artist: Wong Yuk-long , Tony
    "Tiger & Dragon Heroes is the most long standing local comic strip in Hong Kong, and also the most representative piece of Wong Yuk Long. The theme of the story revolves mainly around brotherhood and the fight for justice. Wong Xiao Hu, the leading role, is a guy with strong sense of justice and great fighting skills. He met his elder brother, Wong Ciao Long and Shi Hei Long, who became best friends. Then, they formed a martial art school to make the quintessence of Chinese Kung Fu widely known and punish evil-doers.

    Comic Character: Cowboy
    Artist: Wong Sze-Ma
    " Cowboy was created in the 70s and early 80s. The whole series, which came in 40 volumes, tells what happened in Cowboy's family, especially between the father and son, in a fun and warm way and reflects the community of Hong Kong. Using limited words except short titles, the cartoonist manages to tell stories vividly with pictures only. "

    Admission: Free

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    Kowloon Park

    by IreneMcKay Updated Jun 22, 2012

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    Kowloon Park lies in the centre of Tsim Sha Tsui next to Kowloon Mosque. The park is free entry. It is a lovely open space with a flamingo lake, an aviary, a sculpture garden, a maze and a public swimming pool. Very good place to sit and relax or watch people do tai chi. Worth visiting.

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    Kowloon Park - Green escape in Tsim Sha Tsui

    by swissfondue Updated May 22, 2012

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    If you need a break from the controlled chaos that is the lower end of Nathan Road and surrounding Tsim Sha Tsui then head to Kowloon Park.

    This park is very tranquil considering its location and is much larger than one would expect in such a built up part of Hong Kong. Situated on Nathan Road between Haiphong Road and Austin Road, there are entrances from each of these streets and a footbridge linking the park with the China Ferry Terminal at China Hong Kong City. At its northern end is the Kowloon Sport Centre and a swimming pool complex.

    There is an aviary and bird lake, a flamingo pond, sculpture garden and paved walks in all directions. There is also a Chinese inspired garden and lakes with fountain features. I didnt realise until I had walked through it that the back of the park backs onto Canton Road and the nearby Harbour City shopping centre.

    It would be a great spot to take children. There are a couple of play areas but the best aspect is the space to run around.

    Kowloon Park is open from 5am to midnight daily. The swimming pool complex opens at 6.30am to 12 noon, 1pm to 5pm and 6pm to 10pm daily. The Sports Centre opens from 7am and closes at 11pm daily. The Aviary opens from 6.30am to 6.30pm (March to October), 6.30am to 5.45pm (November to February).

    KOWLOON PARK IS A PUBLIC PARK. THERE IS NO ENTRANCE CHARGE.

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    Kowloon Park, and the swiming pools

    by anees Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    Nice public park in mid kowloon, and by Nathan road.
    the park has several swimming pools where you can enter by paying HK$19. The swiming pools are open from 6:30 till 10 pm.
    The park has tennis courts, and walking and setting areas.
    It has countdown to the Pejing Olympic games

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    Kowloon Park

    by dejavu2gb Written Oct 3, 2010

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    If you want to have some time out from the hustle and bustle around you, then Kowloon Park is a good option to consider.
    Kowloon Park is as the name suggests, in the Kowloon area of Hong Kong, and to be more specific in Tsim Sha Tsui.

    The park also contains a Aquatics Centre with 4 heated swimming pools, so a good option to go for a quick dip if the Hong Kong Heat gets a bit much for you.

    If you walk further along the park there is an aviary that is very nice to see, as there are a large variety of birds that you can go and look at.

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    Kowloon Park, peace in a concrete jungle

    by alycat Written Aug 14, 2009
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    Its amazing in the sense that what was once the site of a major British military base, Kowloon Park has become a recreational area for residents and visitors now. Its one of the most visited sites in Hong Kong and its important to have such a green lung space bang in the busiest areas, especially for Hong Kong, where space to spread out is often a problem.

    The park offers tons of fun for young and old alike. It’s covered with lots trees, features beautiful gardens, boasts plenty of paved sidewalks for walking or jogging, and there’s a large area for concerts and special events.

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    Kowloon Park, peace in a concrete jungle

    by alycat Written Aug 14, 2009

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    Its amazing in the sense that what was once the site of a major British military base, Kowloon Park has become a recreational area for residents and visitors now. Its one of the most visited sites in Hong Kong and its important to have such a green lung space bang in the busiest areas, especially for Hong Kong, where space to spread out is often a problem.

    The park offers tons of fun for young and old alike. It’s covered with lots trees, features beautiful gardens, boasts plenty of paved sidewalks for walking or jogging, and there’s a large area for concerts and special events.

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    Kowloon Park

    by nepalgoods Written Jul 18, 2009

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    In the center of Tsim Sha Tsui right on Nathan Road there is Kowloong Park with a Chinese Garden, playgrounds, a big swimming pool andmany corners and areas , where people meet to do their Taiji, meditation or just have a rest.

    First the site of the later Kowloon Park was an important military base over-looking the Harbour. In 1861, the British occupied Kowloon peninsula and named the base as Whitfield Barracks.

    Kowloon Park was officially opened on 24 June 1970 by the then Governor, Sir David Trench. In 1989, the park was redeveloped at a cost of $300 million, which was funded by the then Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club.

    The park has a total area of 13.47 hectares.Due to topographical and other site constraints, the northern part of Kowloon Park is selected for active recreational area whereas the passive amenities area is mainly in the south.

    There is also a nice aviary with rare birds. On sundays you can watch KungFu in Kung Fu Corner.

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    Kowloon's lungs

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 7, 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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    Kowloon Mosque

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 7, 2008

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    This mosque is one of the four principal mosques in Hong Kong and is located along Nathan Road at the southern end of Kowloon Park. It was built in 1984 and is capable of accommodating up to approximately 2000 people.

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    Kowloon Park - tranquil setting

    by sirgaw Written Jun 1, 2008

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    Surrounded by the fast pace, traffic and high-rise buildings of Kowloon is a real oasis - Kowloon Park.

    There are many quiet places for a sit and unwind from the hectic shopping as well as pleasant walks beside numerous large ponds. My favourite is Bird Lake where many species of water birds can be seen. Another favourite is the Aviary where many types of parrots and other birds are kept in large aviaries with plenty of shaded spots for the humans to sit and watch the antics of the birds.

    For the younger generation there is a discovery playground and the Castle of Unity.

    For the sporting generation there is a swimming pool open 6.30am to 10.00pm, sports centre 7.00am to 11.00pm as well as fitness trail and plenty of walking tracks.

    I particularly enjoyed the Chinese Garden where various groups can be seen practicing martial and other arts.

    Also available a restaurant and what must be the worlds smallest McDonalds - it only sells soft serve ice cream cones

    Check this web site for maps and other info - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon_Park

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    Kowloon Park

    by poetjo Updated Jan 29, 2008

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    This tip will be updated in March 2008 when I return from my 2nd trip to HK.

    Kowloon Park was decked out for the New Year while I was there. It's a great place just to go relax, take a walk around the aviary and just hang out.

    There was a traditional chinese lion dance performed there at one point in time which was loud but alot of fun to watch.

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    Greenery Amid The Concrete

    by kidfree Written May 3, 2007

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    After a long shopping trip along the congested Nathan Road why not go up one of the sets of steps that lead to Kowloon Park. It may come as a surprise once in the park just how big it is and what a pleasant and relaxing place it can be.
    Just about a kilometre long and half a kilometre wide it houses a lovely swimming pool built in several sections, an aviary, a bird pond containing brightly coloured flamingoes, chinese garden, maze and exercise compound.
    Just sit down with an ice cream or drink while watching the world go by and recharge your batteries before heading out back into the bustling streets

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    Kowloon Park

    by clairegeordio Written Apr 5, 2007
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    The park is situated just off Nathan Road and covers just over 13 hectares.
    Features include playgrounds, sculpture garden, chinese garden, bird lake and aviary. There is also a swimming pool and a sports centre there. I preferred Hong Kong park.

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