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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
Tsim Sha Tsui showing a city and a fountain

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

Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon
The price is Rs4,280 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

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! (3,398 reviews)

"The room is large but the water there is not hot enough all day and can’t enjoy bath time"…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020

Royal Plaza Hotel
Cordis, Hong Kong
Cordis, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon

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! (2,357 reviews)

"Very nice suite with kitchen, lots of room, good value"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

Cordis, Hong Kong
Eaton HK
Eaton HK
4 out of 5
380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon
The price is Rs4,756 per night from 5 Nov to 6 Nov

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' ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,967 reviews)

"Excellent service and clean. The room is delicate."…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2020

Eaton HK
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Top Holiday Rentals in Kowloon

Yacht Hotel - Dream Princess
Yacht Hotel - Dream Princess
3 out of 5
Kwun Tong Public Pier, Kei Yip Street, Kowloon
The price is Rs68,311 per night from 4 Nov to 5 Nov

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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