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What to Do in Kowloon

All Kowloon Attractions A to Z

Kowloon has a lot going for it in terms of attractions. With a working harbour and many tourist attractions, the scene is set for many busy days and nights taking in the sights, sounds and smells of this bustling destination. From museums and galleries to the city's finest night markets and, of course, the stunning promenade just perfect for strolling arm-in-arm, you are never stuck for something to do in Kowloon.

Thanks to the space available in Kowloon, there are many unique facets to it and districts to discover, shopping haunts to explore, new dishes to try out and many, many unusual photograph opportunities. Take your time and plan ahead. See all of the best things to see and do in Kowloon listed below. 

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Symphony of Lights

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All Attractions in Kowloon

 

Bird Market

Many beautiful birds can be seen here at this Chinese-style market, as well as a selection of traditional bird-keeping paraphernalia. Located on Yuen Po Street, the market contains some 70 songbird stalls as well as interesting courtyards and moon gates.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – 20:00
  • Location: Located on Yuen Po Street, Kowloon
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Chi Lin Nunnery

This nunnery is known for its bold architectural style and beautiful statues made from gold, clay, wood and stone.

  • Location: Located in Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Type: Buddhist
  • Address: 5 Chi Lin Drive, Diamond Hill, Kowloon
  • Tel: +852 2354 1888
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Flower Market

The Flower Market is a veritable jungle of exotic and colourful blossoms, lucky houseplants and sweet scents, all featured in more than 50 shops. Before Chinese New Year, families flock here to buy auspicious plants to celebrate the most important festival on the lunar calendar. Located on Flower Market Road.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 19:00
  • Location: Kowloon
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Goldfish Market

Hong Kong citizens believe that aquariums bring luck and natural beauty to their apartments. This specialist market is the preferred source for goldfish and other exotic fish of every shape, size and colour. You can also buy aquariums, corals and aquatic ornaments here. Located on Tung Choi Street.

  • Opening Hours: 10:30 – 22:00
  • Location: Tung Choi Street North, Mong Kok, Kowloon
  • How to get there: MTR Prince Edward Station, Exit B2. Walk east along Prince Edward Road West until you reach the market.
    MTR Mong Kok East Station, Exit C. Walk to Sai Yee Street via the footbridge and follow the signs.
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Hong Kong Coliseum (Hung Hom Coliseum)

Hong Kong Coliseum (locally known as Hung Hom Coliseum) is the leading entertainment venue in the city for sporting events and international music concerts. Located in Kowloon, it is easy to reach the 12,500 capacity seater venue by taking the MTR to Hung Hom Station. The iconic shape of Hong Kong Coliseum has been likened to Read More...

  • Address: 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Kowloon
  • Tel: +852 2355 7234
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Hong Kong Science Museum

The Hong Kong Science Museum is a great example of a modern, interactive museum that is educational, enlightening and a lot of fun for all ages. As you enter you will see the impressive sight of a full size DC3 aeroplane suspended from the ceiling but inside are plenty more ways to impress visitors. Lie on Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 - 18:00
  • Address: 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
  • Tel: +852 2732 3232
  • Price Range: HK$25 for adults, HK$12.50
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Star Ferry Crossing & Hong Kong Tram Line

In Hong Kong, one of life's simple pleasures is taking a ride on the Star Ferry from Kowloon across Victoria Harbour to Hong Kong Island and back. For those of you who aren't looking for a luxury cruise, the ferries of Hong Kong are the way to go. Just get on board and relax as you sail away…

The decks of the ferries offer striking views no matter the weather. Romantics will not want to miss this ride, particularly at twilight time, when it is especially enchanting with Hong Kong's cornucopia of neon lights aglow all around you. Another historical and economical way to get around Hong Kong – overland, this time – opened in 1904: the 13-kilometre-long Hong Kong Tram Line, which traverses Hong Kong Island from east to west on the north side.

Double-decker trams were introduced in 1912. Besides Hong Kong, Blackpool, England is the only other city in the world currently using a fleet of double-decker trams.

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Tin Hau Temple, Yau Ma Tei

About 60 temples across Hong Kong are dedicated, at least in part, to Tin Hau. On Hong Kong Island, they include one in the Tin Hau area, just east of Victoria Park, and one in Stanley district. On the Kowloon side, the Tin Hau temple in Yau Ma Tei is most famous: the square in front of it turns into the Temple Street Market at night.

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