Neon-lit streets, night markets, glitzy malls, superb museums, green spaces and waterfront promenades make this one of Hong Kong’s most diverse districts.
Yau Tsim Mong epitomizes the mix of fast-paced lifestyles, ancient Chinese customs and colonial heritage in Hong Kong. This southwestern corner of Kowloon is one of the world’s most densely populated areas. Visit Yau Tsim Mong to see a dazzling array of retail, dining and nightlife attractions.
Tsim Shau Tsui offers affordable global street food and unpretentious retail on neon-drenched Nathan Road. Shop for luxury fashion at 1881 Heritage, Harbour City and The ONE. Find fascinating exhibits at the Hong Kong Museum of History and Hong Kong Space Museum. Art exhibitions, musicals and operas take place at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
Relax in Kowloon Park, a former military fortress. The Avenue of Stars has more than 100 handprints of local celebrities. Its pretty waterfront setting is part of the breezy Tsim Sha Tsu Promenade. Nearby, delight in glorious sunsets from the rooftop Ocean Terminal Deck.
Continue shopping in Yau Ma Tei. Built around the Tin Hau Temple, the Temple Street Night Market has dozens of antique, electronics, jade, tea ware and trinket stands. Mix retail with cuisine at seafood and noddle bars that stay open late into the night.
Mong Kok is the location for some of Hong Kong’s quirkiest shopping experiences. Tour the colorful Bird Market, Flower Market and Goldfish Market. Bargain for everything from clothing to leather goods and watches at the Ladies’ Market. Langham Place is an air-conditioned haven of fashion outlets.
The West Kowloon Cultural District has waterfront promenades and lush parks. Come for sunset and stay to watch the daily ICC Light and Music Show and A Symphony of Lights. Savor magnificent views of the Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Harbour from the sky100 observation deck atop the ICC building.
Public buses and the metro travel throughout Yau Tsim Mong. Appreciate the district’s feverish atmosphere by traveling between the distinct areas and markets on foot. Cruise across the harbor to Hong Kong Island from the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier.