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Kowloon
Travel Guide

Kowloon which includes a bar, a city and night scenes

One of Hong Kong’s busiest and most densely populated areas has famous shopping precincts alongside some of the city’s most peaceful locations.

From grand shopping malls and crowded pedestrian streets, to the tranquility of a Buddhist monastery and a classical Chinese garden, Kowloon charms with its eclectic character.

Go to Tsim Sha Tsui (also known as TST), one of the principal shopping areas in Hong Kong. Here you’ll find Nathan Road, the main artery through Kowloon and perhaps Hong Kong’s most famous street.

Nathan Road is lined on both sides with department stores, fashion boutiques, restaurants, and shops selling jewelry, electronics and home wares. Many are open until midnight or later. It is worth staying in the area until evening to see it lit up in neon, when the jungle of huge advertising signs are switched on. Don’t just stick to the main road: Try some of the side streets, as well, where the goods are cheaper.

For shopping on an epic scale, go to Harbor City. This is one of Hong Kong’s largest malls, with four different zones housing hundreds of stores, cinemas and dozens of restaurants.

While visiting TST, head to the waterfront promenade. It is a wonderful place to walk and relax, and is also home to the Avenue of Stars. This popular attraction pays tribute to the stars of Hong Kong’s movie industry with paving slabs similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Make sure you stay for the Symphony of Lights, a free music and light show staged every evening.

Kowloon also offers a number of tranquil escapes. Step inside the Chi Lin Nunnery, a large Buddhist complex where you can relax by lotus ponds and in quiet courtyards. Right next door is the Nan Lian Garden, one of Hong Kong’s greenest and most beautiful locations.

Kowloon is a peninsula on the Chinese mainland north of Hong Kong. To reach it, take the Star Ferry from the central business district to Tsim Sha Tsui, or use the metro line that runs under the harbor.

Where to stay in Kowloon

Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon
The price is ¥6,335 per night from May 30 to May 30
Located in Mong Kok, this luxury hotel is steps from Flower Market and Yuen Po Bird Market. Mong Kok Stadium and Sneaker Street are also within 10 minutes. Hong ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (3,338 reviews)
"facilities are very well maintained and clean. staff are very polite and friendly."

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Royal Plaza Hotel
The Langham, Hong Kong
The Langham, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
8 Peking Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
The price is ¥12,951 per night from May 17 to May 17
This family-friendly Kowloon hotel is located by the sea, just steps from Harbour City and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Victoria Harbour and Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (980 reviews)
"Friendly staff and quick check in."

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

The Langham, Hong Kong
The Mira Hong Kong Hotel
The Mira Hong Kong Hotel
5 out of 5
Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
The price is ¥8,869 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, this luxury hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Harbour City and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ladies' Market and Lan Kwai Fong. Hong Kong Convention ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,181 reviews)
"Mira has renowned restaurants and ambiance is nice. Surrounded by new and trendy shops and highly assessible transportation"

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

The Mira Hong Kong Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
[9FTA] Modern 1 BR apartment @ Mong Kok
[9FTA] Modern 1 BR apartment @ Mong Kok
Kowloon, A
The price is ¥11,491 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Mong Kok, this apartment building is steps from Ladies' Market and Nathan Road Shopping District. Langham Place Mall and Temple Street Night Market ...
[9FTA] Modern 1 BR apartment @ Mong Kok
2bdrm at Temple St.@mtr Stn. Best
2bdrm at Temple St.@mtr Stn. Best
Kowloon
The price is ¥12,029 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Jordan, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Temple Street Night Market and Nathan Road Shopping District. Ladies' Market and Langham ...
2bdrm at Temple St.@mtr Stn. Best
New International Guest House Superior Double 3
New International Guest House Superior Double 3
Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui,
The price is ¥4,265 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, this vacation home is steps from K11 Shopping Mall and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Victoria Harbour and Avenue of Stars are also within ...
New International Guest House Superior Double 3
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Kowloon

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

TimothyK

Feb 10, 2020

Great, walkable shopping Night Markets, lovely place, you will feel safe, and comfortable with the staff.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 5, 2020

To me, the environment in Yau Tsim Mong, Kowloon, is relatively familiar and deeply intimate. You can easily reach area for eating or shopping; or take the high-speed rail to the mainland or HK Airport MTR to the airport, saving you a lot of time.

4/5 - Good

TWJeni

Jan 25, 2020

Busy, lots to see and do.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 24, 2020

Busy and full of restaurants/shops, but nothing unique compared to other areas

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 24, 2020

Kowloon is intense. It feels more like New York or Tokyo than Taipei or Shanghai. The street pattern is tricky -- you really need a map, and a GPS-based navigation is a huge help. Dorsett Mongkok will give you a phone for that: use it!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 8, 2020

Love love Kowloon

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