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Verified travelerJan 6, 2020
Convenience for tourists
The buzzing hub of Hong Kong, Kowloon is packed with life and energy but also boasts charming, peaceful and picturesque spots in which to unwind.
A peninsula on the mainland north of Hong Kong situated on the Chinese mainland, Kowloon is a district with so much to offer visitors. You’ll find traditional Asian gardens and religious spots tucked away behind the impressive shopping precincts and glittering attractions, giving Kowloon a truly eclectic personality.
One of the main shopping precincts in Hong Kong is Tsim Sha Tsui, also known as, simply, TST. Here you can walk down Nathan Road, one of Hong Kong’s prime addresses and the central artery that runs through Kowloon. Lined on both sides with department stores, boutiques, jewellers’ shops, electronics and home ware stores, the street is a renowned shopping paradise. Many shops stay open until late, illuminating the entire district with the heady glow of brightly lit shop fronts and neon advertising signs. Check out some of the side streets off the main road and you may be rewarded with a great bargain.
Head to Harbor City for all of this and more, on a huge scale. One of Hong Kong’s largest shopping malls, it houses four separate zones with hundreds of shops, cinemas, and an abundance restaurants. It’s so easy to lose yourself for an entire day here.
Not far from TST, you’ll find the waterfront promenade, from which you should walk along the Avenue of Stars. Like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this is a much-loved attraction honouring Hong Kong’s cinema stars. Every evening, crowds gather here to enjoy the free music and light show known as the Symphony of Lights.
But Kowloon is not all shopping malls and teeming promenades. There are some exquisite peaceful spots a world away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Hong Kong. Particularly impressive is the Chi Lin Nunnery Buddhist complex with its lotus ponds and peaceful courtyards. Next door, step into the Nan Ling Garden to admire the pretty surroundings of this lush green location.
To get to Kowloon, take the Star Ferry from Hong Kong’s central business district across to Tsim Sha Tsui. Alternatively, hop on board the metro taking the line running beneath the harbour.
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This “world bazaar on the waterfront” has shops, restaurants and museums.
4.5/5Wonderful!(127 area reviews)
Find your way through Hong Kong’s busiest area to take in the sights and sounds of traditional street markets and food stalls.
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Ride the famous Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island, enjoy one of the worlds great skylines and see the night sky light up in a symphony of light and sound.
Lose yourself amid the stalls, massage vendors, restaurants and chaos of this market in one of the most densely populated suburbs on Earth.
Bargain hard for jade, listen to Chinese Opera, have your fortune told by a bird, and enjoy claypot rice in Hong Kong’s favorite nighttime market.
Check out Hong Kong's urban wonders aboard an open-air double-decker bus. Admire panoramic views of Kowloon Bay, explore charming markets, and pass by colonial sites and traditional temples.
A giant Buddha perched above a serene monastery, a fishing village built on stilts over quiet canals—Lantau Island feels a world away from the bustle of Hong Kong. Escape to this historic isle by coach and make your way to the Tian Tan Buddha, cruise the waterways of Tai O, and linger over lunch.
Enjoy an evening out with a cruise on Victoria Harbour and dinner at the world-renowned Jumbo Floating Restaurant. During your cruise admire a view of the sunset and enjoy unlimited drinks on the boat. The evening starts with a relaxing cruise around Victoria Harbour.
Scope out breathtaking views, take high-flying rides, and cruise the waters of Hong Kong on this full-day tour to Lantau Island. Ride a ferry like the locals do, enjoy a cable car ride from the island's rugged mountaintop, and savor a tasty vegetarian lunch at a tranquil monastery.
Spend a day exploring the highlights of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this day trip from Hong Kong. Discover the historic A-Ma Temple and the Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the sky-high Macau Tower, stroll through popular Senado Square, and see the island's infamous Macau Casino.
Guarantee seats of round trip Turbojet transfers between Kowloon and Macau. Instant confirmation E-ticket. Please use the QR Code image downloaded by your cellphone, easily gain access at the ferry terminal.
Verified travelerDec 6, 2019
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