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Kowloon
Travel Guide

Kowloon which includes outdoor eating, a city and street 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

Eaton HK
Eaton HK
4 out of 5
380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $64 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
Located in Jordan, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Temple Street Night Market, Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre, and Kowloon Park. Ladies' ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,774 reviews)
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Reviewed on Jun. 19, 2021

Eaton HK
Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon
The price is CA $81 per night from Jul 15 to Jul 15
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! (3,325 reviews)
"just next to a shopping mall and train station, lot of shops and restaurants around, convenient, highly recommend!"

Reviewed on Jun. 11, 2021

Royal Plaza Hotel
Cordis, Hong Kong
Cordis, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
The price is CA $109 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 6
This family-friendly Kowloon hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Langham Place Mall and Ladies' Market. Flower Market and International ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,927 reviews)
"Friendly and helpful staff. The swimming pool and jacuzzi are great. Good deal. Highly recommended"

Reviewed on Apr. 30, 2021

Cordis, Hong Kong
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.
New International Guest House Superior Double 3
New International Guest House Superior Double 3
Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui,
The price is CA $48 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
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
New International Guest House Family
New International Guest House Family
Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui,
The price is CA $79 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, this apartment building is steps from K11 Shopping Mall and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Victoria Harbour and Avenue of Stars are also ...
New International Guest House Family
Beautiful 3 BR Apt, Ladies Market, 2 Mins to MTR
Beautiful 3 BR Apt, Ladies Market, 2 Mins to MTR
Kowloon, Kowloon
Located in Mong Kok, this vacation home is steps from Ladies' Market and Nathan Road Shopping District. Langham Place Mall and Temple Street Night Market are ...
Beautiful 3 BR Apt, Ladies Market, 2 Mins to MTR
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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