KowloonHong Kong SAR

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

Tsim Sha Tsui showing a city and a fountain

Tsim Sha Tsui

4.5/5Wonderful!(362 area reviews)

The captivating waterfront views and popular shops are just a few highlights of Tsim Sha Tsui. Make a stop by Victoria Harbour or K11 Shopping Mall while you're exploring the area.

Tsim Sha Tsui
Mong Kok featuring a city, street scenes and signage

Mong Kok

4.5/5Wonderful!(130 area reviews)

Mong Kok is known for its popular shops, and you can see some sights area like Victoria Harbour and Langham Place Mall.

Mong Kok
Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR

Jordan

Gourmet restaurants sacred temples and top sights from Temple Street Night Market to Nathan Road Shopping District – discover Jordan, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Jordan
Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR

Yau Ma Tei

4/5Very Good!(119 area reviews)

Gourmet restaurants sacred temples and top sights from Victoria Harbour to Temple Street Night Market – discover Yau Ma Tei, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Yau Ma Tei
Yau Tsim Mong, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR

Yau Tsim Mong

The captivating waterfront views and popular shops are a few things travellers love about Yau Tsim Mong. Check out Victoria Harbour or Temple Street Night Market while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Kowloon Station to get around town.

Yau Tsim Mong
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR

Hung Hom

4/5Very Good!(48 area reviews)

Visitors to Hung Hom love its captivating waterfront views, and you can check out Kowloon Bay and Victoria Harbour. If you want to see more in the area, you can get around town on the metro at Whampoa Station.

Hung Hom

Top hotels in Kowloon

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon
The price is Rs4,729 per night

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! (3,279 reviews)

"We got upgraded to Club floor (18-19th Floor) but no lounge or anything just a high floor. The room was very nice. We got a family room with two double beds. The room is spacious and the bed was actually quite comfortable. I recommend doubling up their pillows because that was perfect for me. The ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2020

Royal Plaza Hotel
Cordis, Hong Kong
Cordis, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
The price is Rs8,731 per night

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! (2,440 reviews)

"I like the service of the staffs. They are very helpful and friendly. I love the location just next to a mall. Convenient for food, shopping and transportation. I love Cordis has a nice HK view as our room in 35/F. The 24 hrs gym room is very good and the swimming pool is beautiful!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2020

Cordis, Hong Kong
Eaton HK
Eaton HK
4 out of 5
380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon
The price is Rs4,366 per night

Located in Jordan, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Temple Street Night Market, Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre and Kowloon Park. Ladies' ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,049 reviews)

"Nice room with Nathan road view! We're Having a good time at your hotel. About television channel, if add "Open tv channel 77" would be more better : )"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2020

Eaton HK

Popular places to visit in Kowloon

Victoria Harbour
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Victoria Harbour

4.5/5(178 reviews)

Ride the famous Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island, enjoy one of the worlds great skylines and see the night sky light up in a symphony of light and sound.

Kowloon Bay
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Kowloon Bay

4.5/5(151 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Kowloon with a trip to Kowloon Bay. Make time to visit the area's shops or simply enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Ladies' Market
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Ladies' Market

4/5(219 reviews)

Lose yourself amid the stalls, massage vendors, restaurants and chaos of this market in one of the most densely populated suburbs on Earth. 

Harbour City
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Harbour City

4.5/5(194 reviews)

You can search for that perfect souvenir with a trip to Harbour City, a popular shopping spot in Kowloon. Amble around this culturally rich area's waterfront or experience its fascinating museums.

Kowloon Park
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Kowloon Park

4.5/5(105 reviews)

A park to stimulate the mind, stretch the body and soothe the soul.

Nathan Road Shopping District
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Nathan Road Shopping District

4/5(366 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Nathan Road Shopping District, a popular shopping spot in Kowloon. Visit the top-notch restaurants or lively bars in this walkable area.

Reviews of Kowloon

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 51.02459016393443%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 7.172131147540983%
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2 - Disappointing 0.20491803278688525%
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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

Cities near Kowloon

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery which includes religious aspects and a temple or place of worship

Sha Tin

Sai Kung showing landscape views, general coastal views and tranquil scenes

Sai Kung

Hong Kong

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