Kowloon Walled City Park

Price guide: Free

Tung Tsing Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

Price guide: Free

Kowloon Walled City Park
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#17 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Hong Kong
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Value for money:
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Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Chilling out, History, Sightseeing

Expert review of Kowloon Walled City Park

A corner of a foreign field that was forever China.

In British colonial times, Kowloon City (originally a Chinese military fort) developed into a high-rise slum, more or less off-limits to the authorities and a haunt of drug addicts, criminals, and doctors and dentists so keen to get down to work that they skipped the laborious process of getting registered. It was finally demolished in 1994. The park that was laid in its place includes some interesting historical artefacts, and makes a good jumping off point for exploring other parts of the peninsular.

Expert tips: 
Both Wong Tai Sin Temple and the Chi Lin Nunnery are nearby.

More information on Kowloon Walled City Park:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Architectural site, Museum, Park / garden
Address:
Tung Tsing Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong
Telephone:
2716 9962
Website:
http://www.lcsd.gov.hk
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Mon-Sun 6.30am-11pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor
Free tags / Keywords:
Unique

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