Set on Kowloon Bay, Hung Hom is a predominately residential area and quieter corner of bustling Kowloon. Spend a day here exploring large shopping malls and enjoying waterfront walks accompanied by views of Hong Kong Island. Delve into a superb culinary scene and catch music and sporting events. Once a dockyard area, large parts of Hung Hom stand on land reclaimed following a regeneration program in 1991.
Hung Hom Promenade follows the waterfront and affords views of both the neighborhood and world-famous skyline of Hong Kong Island. Begin at Hung Hom Ferry Pier, where you can observe and board traditional ferries. Walk south in the shadow of gleaming glass towers and past landscaped gardens and flower displays. To the north, the promenade follows a mosaicked pathway to Tai Wan Shan Park.
Discover a unique retail experience at The Whampoa shopping mall. Some of its 300-plus outlets, restaurants and entertainment centers are inside a replica cruise liner.
For more shopping, walk west for about 20 minutes to find Fortune Metropolis, which has everything from a food court to shops that specialize in clothing, footwear, health care and jewelry. Stop by for food and drinks prior to attending concerts, sporting events and stand-up comedy shows at the nearby Hong Kong Coliseum.
For an insight into student life in Hong Kong, wander between the buildings of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Visit the colorful Kwun Yum Temple, dedicated to a goddess of mercy worshipped by followers of Buddhism and Taoism. With tree-shaded lawns and ornamental ponds, Hutchinson Park is an ideal spot to take a break.
Head to the Whampoa Garden area for Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese restaurants and fast food joints. Feast on Hong Kong claypot rice meals infused with variations of chicken, minced beef, salted fish and sausages. Man Tai Street and Tak Man Street are busy with dim sum, ramen and sushi bars.
Getting to Hung Hom is easy. Take the subway to the Hung Hom, Ho Man Tin or Whampoa stations. Ferries travel between Hung Hom Ferry Pier and Hong Kong Island’s North Point Ferry Pier.