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KowloonHong Kong SAR

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

Top Hotels in Kowloon

Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon
The price is CA $75 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 16

Located in Mong Kok, this luxury hotel is steps away from Flower Market and Yuen Po Bird Market. Mong Kok Stadium and Sneaker Street are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (3,391 reviews)

"Thank you for the upgrade and prompt housekeeping service"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 1, 2020

Royal Plaza Hotel
New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
5 out of 5
72 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
The price is CA $134 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28

Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Hong Kong Museum of History and Hong Kong Science Museum. Hong ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,223 reviews)

"I’m staying in this hotel during some weekends, it’s relaxing and good for its price"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
Eaton HK
Eaton HK
4 out of 5
380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon
The price is CA $80 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 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! (1,959 reviews)

"Excellent service and clean. The room is delicate."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 5, 2020

Eaton HK
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.

Vacation Rentals in Kowloon

Yacht Hotel - Dream Princess
Yacht Hotel - Dream Princess
3 out of 5
Kwun Tong Public Pier, Kei Yip Street, Kowloon
The price is CA $1,204 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28

Located in Kwun Tong, this houseboat is steps away from Kwun Tong Promenade and Kowloon Bay. Victoria Harbour and Kai Tak Cruise Terminal are also within 3 miles ...

Yacht Hotel - Dream Princess
New International Guest House - Standard Double 2
New International Guest House - Standard Double 2
36-44 Nathan Rd Chung King Mansion, Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui
The price is CA $42 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28

Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, this apartment building is steps away from Nathan Road Shopping District, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and K11 Shopping Mall. Victoria Harbour ...

New International Guest House - Standard Double 2
Cozy 3 BR Apt, Ladies Market, 2 Mins From MTR
Cozy 3 BR Apt, Ladies Market, 2 Mins From MTR
66-70 Tung Choi St, Mong Kok, Flat B, 18/F, Chee Hing Building, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Located in Mong Kok, this holiday home is steps away from Ladies' Market and Nathan Road Shopping District. Langham Place Mall and Temple Street Night Market ...

Cozy 3 BR Apt, Ladies Market, 2 Mins From 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.

Popular places to visit in Kowloon

Top things to do in Kowloon

Reviews of Kowloon

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 34.00576368876081%
4 - Good
181
4 - Good 52.16138328530259%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 11.527377521613833%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.7291066282420748%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.5763688760806917%

3/5 - Okay

Chan

Jan 3, 2020

Very accessible.

4/5 - Good

Unhappy

Dec 5, 2019

Busy city, convenient!!

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

Nov 23, 2019

This time riot every day, no chance to see Kowloon

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

Nov 22, 2019

It was not suitable time to go there even Hong Kong.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 6, 2019

Having read the news of the recent unrest, I was preparing for a lot worse. But it turns out life is pretty normal as long as you don't go out for late night activities particularly on the weekend.

3/5 - Okay

Sergio

Oct 30, 2019

I was there two nights and riots occured on my second day. I felt unsafe and was unable to travel with MTR or bus.

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