Kowloon Walled City Park

Kowloon Walled City Park is a really nice park in Kowloon City. It used to be a large mismash of unregulated slums prior to the 1990s where it was demolished to make way for the park. This article I read on the UK Daily Mail provides great pictures and description on the previous iteration of Kowloon Walled City.

I spent some time there one afternoon and was really surprised by how nicely the park was kept, and the unique Chinese architecture you really don’t see much in Hong Kong anymore. I felt as though I was in Japan since it was so nice and relaxing walking around. I highly suggest all HK residents, and even visitors spend the time to go over to Kowloon City and visit the Kowloon Walled City Park.

Transport to the park is not ideal as it’s not located close to an MTR station, so buses are you main option to get to the park. If do decide to take the MTR, it’s probably at least a 15 minute walk, Lok Fu on the green line being the closest. Here is a list of the bus routes which have a stop nearby the park. Personally I took the Citybus #116 from HK island, and got off about 3 avenues from the park, probably less than a 10 minute walk. The area contains a large number of Thai restaurants in old HK style apartment buildings, quite a contrast from the park itself. There’s also a new development called Billionaire across the street, which I thought was ironic considering a lot of the area is mainly old buildings and public housing estates.

As mentioned there are a large number of Thai restaurants in the area, so I suggest after a walk in the park, popping into one of those establishments and enjoy a meal or some afternoon tea.

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