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Kowloon
Travel Guide

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

Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
The price is HK$450 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar

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! (3,384 reviews)

"Excellent and clean room / worth visit again another time"…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2021

Royal Plaza Hotel
New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
5 out of 5
The price is HK$750 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar

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! (1,323 reviews)

"Overall, a great stay. Just 1 suggestion: - hotel could consider using less single usage products, e.g. bathroom amenities, wooden chopstick at breakfast lounge. There are a lot of conscious traveller these days I guess, so we would like to travel in a more sustainable way if possible. Enjoyment ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2021

New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
Cordis, Hong Kong
Cordis, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
The price is HK$720 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar

This family-friendly Kowloon hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Langham Place Mall and Ladies' Market. Flower Market and International ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (2,166 reviews)

"Nice and helpful staff , nice breakfast buffet with hong kong style milk tea, fresh fruit juice, noodles and eggs."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2021

Cordis, Hong Kong
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Yacht Hotel - Dream Princess
Yacht Hotel - Dream Princess
3 out of 5

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
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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