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KowloonHong Kong SAR

Browse shops offering an amazing variety of goods and admire dramatic views over iconic Victoria Harbour in this busy, colorful, neon-lit district of Hong Kong.

Kowloon is a lively district located across the harbor from Hong Kong Island. The area is home to some of Hong Kong’s biggest shopping areas, an exciting nightlife scene and a number of museums. Enjoy the spectacular views across the water to Hong Kong Island, join crowds of shoppers exploring malls and markets and then take a break in beautiful Kowloon Park.

The bustling Tsim Sha Tsui area is the heart of Kowloon, where you’ll find hotels geared toward a range of budgets, as well as restaurants, shopping centers and some excellent museums. Browse the tightly packed shops selling jewelry, electronics, souvenirs, clothes and just about every other imaginable item, along Nathan Road.

Escape the crowds at Kowloon Park, one of the largest public parks in Hong Kong. Spanning 33 acres (13 hectares), this picturesque park features well-manicured pathways, a pretty Chinese pagoda and a lake that’s home to a colorful group of flamingos. Visit on Sundays to see free kung fu demonstrations and a small arts fair.

Take the kids to the Hong Kong Science Museum, which features fun, hands-on exhibits dedicated to physics and chemistry. The Hong Kong Museum of Art is a must-see attraction, offering an impressive exhibit of Chinese antiques as well as a rotating collection of almost 15,000 other items.

Go for an evening walk along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, a pedestrianized strip that offers superb views of the Hong Kong skyline. At night, Hong Kong puts on a dazzling sound-and-light show called the Symphony of Lights, which is projected on more than 40 buildings on both sides of the harbor.

Visit one of Hong Kong’s most popular temples, Wong Tai Sin, and shake fortune sticks, known as chim, onto the ground to foretell your future. Also worth exploring is the Chi Lin Nunnery, where there is a tranquil garden dotted with lotus ponds, bougainvillea and bonsai trees.

Kowloon is located across Victoria Harbour from Hong Kong Island. Get there by taking the city’s efficient Mass Transit Railway (MTR), or the ferry.

See a different side of Hong Kong in this vibrant district.

Where to stay in Kowloon

Tsim Sha Tsui which includes a fountain and a city

Tsim Sha Tsui

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,341 area reviews)

The captivating waterfront views and popular shops are just a few highlights of Tsim Sha Tsui. Make a stop by Victoria Harbour or K11 Shopping Mall while you're exploring the area.

Tsim Sha Tsui
Mong Kok which includes cbd, a city and signage

Mong Kok

4.5/5Wonderful!(321 area reviews)

Mong Kok is known for its popular shops, and you can see some sights in the area like Victoria Harbour and Langham Place Mall.

Mong Kok
Temple Street Night Market showing night scenes and markets as well as a family

Jordan

Travelers to Jordan praise its popular shops. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to make a stop by Temple Street Night Market and Nathan Road Shopping District.

Jordan
Tsim Sha Tsui which includes a fountain and a city

Yau Ma Tei

4/5Very Good!(319 area reviews)

Yau Ma Tei is popular for its popular shops. Explore top sights like Victoria Harbour and Temple Street Night Market, and you can get around town on the metro at Kowloon Station.

Yau Ma Tei
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade showing a city and a bay or harbor

Yau Tsim Mong

The captivating waterfront views and popular shops are a few things travelers love about Yau Tsim Mong. Check out Victoria Harbour or Temple Street Night Market while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Kowloon Station to get around town.

Yau Tsim Mong
Hung Hom which includes street scenes and night scenes

Hung Hom

4/5Very Good!(131 area reviews)

Hung Hom is popular for its captivating waterfront views. Explore top sights like Kowloon Bay and Victoria Harbour, and you can get around town on the metro at Whampoa Station.

Hung Hom

Top Hotels in Kowloon

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Free Cancellation
The price is $58 per night

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! (3,308 reviews)

"We got upgraded to Club floor (18-19th Floor) but no lounge or anything just a high floor. The room was very nice. We got a family room with two double beds. The room is spacious and the bed was actually quite comfortable. I recommend doubling up their pillows because that was perfect for me. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Royal Plaza Hotel
Cordis, Hong Kong
Cordis, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
The price is $116 per night

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! (2,405 reviews)

"I like the service of the staffs. They are very helpful and friendly. I love the location just next to a mall. Convenient for food, shopping and transportation. I love Cordis has a nice HK view as our room in 35/F. The 24 hrs gym room is very good and the swimming pool is beautiful!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Cordis, Hong Kong
Eaton HK
Eaton HK
4 out of 5
380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon
The price is $58 per night

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' ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,058 reviews)

"Very attentive to my request. It was a pleasant state at this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020

Eaton HK

Popular places to visit in Kowloon

Victoria Harbour
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Victoria Harbour

4.5/5(616 reviews)

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.

Kowloon Bay
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Kowloon Bay

4.5/5(406 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Kowloon with a trip to Kowloon Bay. Make time to visit the area's shops, or simply enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Ladies' Market
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Ladies' Market

4/5(731 reviews)

Lose yourself amid the stalls, massage vendors, restaurants and chaos of this market in one of the most densely populated suburbs on Earth. 

Harbour City
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Harbour City

4.5/5(505 reviews)

Fashionistas, gourmands and those wanting to admire views of Hong Kong’s world-famous skyline will enjoy this huge shopping mall on the Victoria Harbour waterfront. 

Kowloon Park
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Kowloon Park

4/5(242 reviews)

The former site of a British military base, today this green oasis overlooking the harbor is one of Hong Kong’s prettiest areas.

Nathan Road Shopping District
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Nathan Road Shopping District

4/5(833 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Nathan Road Shopping District, a popular shopping spot in Kowloon. Check out the top-notch restaurants or lively bars in this walkable area.

Top things to do in Kowloon

Skip-the-Line The Peak Tram & Hong Kong Island Tour with Stanley Market
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Skip-the-Line The Peak Tram & Hong Kong Island Tour with Stanley Market

$32
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Lantau Island Tour with Big Buddha, Tai O Boat Ride & Lunch
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Lantau Island Tour with Big Buddha, Tai O Boat Ride & Lunch

$141
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Hong Kong Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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Hong Kong Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

$62
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Aqua Luna: Symphony of Lights Cruise in Hong Kong
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Aqua Luna: Symphony of Lights Cruise in Hong Kong

$40
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge Shuttle Bus Ticket
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Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge Shuttle Bus Ticket

$18
Per adult
Peak Tram Sky Pass: Tram Ticket, Hong Kong Sky Tour and Sky Terrace 428 Entry
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Peak Tram Sky Pass: Tram Ticket, Hong Kong Sky Tour and Sky Terrace 428 Entry

$13
Per adult

Reviews of Kowloon

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
940
5 - Excellent 58.13234384662956%
4 - Good
544
4 - Good 33.64254792826221%
3 - Okay
106
3 - Okay 6.555349412492269%
2 - Disappointing
15
2 - Disappointing 0.9276437847866419%
1 - Terrible
12
1 - Terrible 0.7421150278293135%

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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