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Kowloon
Travel Guide

The buzzing hub of Hong Kong, Kowloon is packed with life and energy but also boasts charming, peaceful and picturesque spots in which to unwind.

A peninsula on the mainland north of Hong Kong situated on the Chinese mainland, Kowloon is a district with so much to offer visitors. You’ll find traditional Asian gardens and religious spots tucked away behind the impressive shopping precincts and glittering attractions, giving Kowloon a truly eclectic personality.

One of the main shopping precincts in Hong Kong is Tsim Sha Tsui, also known as, simply, TST. Here you can walk down Nathan Road, one of Hong Kong’s prime addresses and the central artery that runs through Kowloon. Lined on both sides with department stores, boutiques, jewellers’ shops, electronics and home ware stores, the street is a renowned shopping paradise. Many shops stay open until late, illuminating the entire district with the heady glow of brightly lit shop fronts and neon advertising signs. Check out some of the side streets off the main road and you may be rewarded with a great bargain.

Head to Harbor City for all of this and more, on a huge scale. One of Hong Kong’s largest shopping malls, it houses four separate zones with hundreds of shops, cinemas, and an abundance restaurants. It’s so easy to lose yourself for an entire day here.

Not far from TST, you’ll find the waterfront promenade, from which you should walk along the Avenue of Stars. Like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this is a much-loved attraction honouring Hong Kong’s cinema stars. Every evening, crowds gather here to enjoy the free music and light show known as the Symphony of Lights.

But Kowloon is not all shopping malls and teeming promenades. There are some exquisite peaceful spots a world away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Hong Kong. Particularly impressive is the Chi Lin Nunnery Buddhist complex with its lotus ponds and peaceful courtyards. Next door, step into the Nan Ling Garden to admire the pretty surroundings of this lush green location.

To get to Kowloon, take the Star Ferry from Hong Kong’s central business district across to Tsim Sha Tsui. Alternatively, hop on board the metro taking the line running beneath the harbour.

Where to stay in Kowloon

Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon
The price is SG$93 per night from 28 Mar to 29 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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! (3,386 reviews)

"I have repeated my stays at Royal Plaza on an almost weekly basis based on the excellent service I have received with every visit. From Housekeeping to the Concierge and Reception staff, they are always very professional and courteous which is a refreshing change compared to many hotels in Hong ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar,2021

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 SG$143 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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! (1,324 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
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
The price is SG$137 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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
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.
Yacht Hotel - Dream Princess
Yacht Hotel - Dream Princess
3 out of 5
Kwun Tong Public Pier, Kei Yip Street, Kowloon

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 SG$50 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, this apartment building is steps away from K11 Shopping Mall and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Victoria Harbour and Avenue of Stars are ...

New International Guest House - Standard Double 2
[9FTA] Modern 1 BR apartment @ Mong Kok
[9FTA] Modern 1 BR apartment @ Mong Kok
6 Tung Choi Street, Kowloon, A
The price is SG$179 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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

[9FTA] Modern 1 BR apartment @ Mong Kok
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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Reviews of Kowloon

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Feb 2020

Don’t go to Tung Choi Street ! Poor little drugged up puppies in glass display cases and goldfish crowded in small tanks . Don’t go for the New Year fireworks - they were cancelled Do stay at City View !!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Feb 2020

Fantastic place already booked for next year

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Feb 2020

Brilliant place and everyone is so polite

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Jan 2020

Convenience for tourists

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

30 Dec 2019

The subway system is easy to navigate and one way tickets are cheap but cash only

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Dec 2019

Whilst club rooms shut for refreshing we were looked after very well in alternative settings Liked the promenade area especially