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10 Best Things to Do in Kowloon

Best Attractions in Kowloon

Kowloon is a sprawling area of land on the tip of mainland China that was ceded to Britain in 1860. As an extension of Hong Kong Island, there is a wide range of interesting things to see and do here. With multiple transport links, it’s just as convenient to visit Kowloon’s most fascinating sites as it is to get around Hong Kong Island.

Kowloon has plenty of culturally rich attractions such as galleries, museums and live performance venues, which are among the finest things to do in this part of town. Plus, this is where you will find the best shopping markets in all of Hong Kong. We have collected the best attractions in Kowloon and listed them below.

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    The largest night market in Hong Kong and also the best place to pick up souvenirs, Temple Street is incredibly popular. The walkways are always packed with shoppers and there is a great range of items to buy. Fashion and accessories, electronics, children’s toys and copied designer gear to name but a few. Walk from Mongkok MTR Station. Temple Street Night Market starts from 18:00. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 20:00 every night
    • Price Range: free
    • How to get there: Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade along Avenue of Stars to Hong Kong Cultural Centre: MTR Tsim Sha Tsui East Station, Exit J. Follow the signs and walk for around five minutes.
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    The largest night market in Hong Kong and also the best place to pick up souvenirs, Temple Street is incredibly popular. The walkways are always packed with shoppers and there is a great range of items to buy. Fashion and accessories, electronics, children’s toys and copied designer gear to name but a few. Walk from Mongkok MTR Station. Temple Street Night Market starts from 18:00. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 16:00 – 23:00
    • Location: Temple Street
    • How to get there: MTR Yau Ma Tei Station, Exit C, turn onto Temple Street at Man Ming Lane.
      MTR Jordan Station, Exit A. Turn right onto Jordan Road and then take another right onto Temple Street.
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    The Avenue of Stars is a promenade located along the waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it celebrates those who have made great contributions to the local film industry. Each of the 100 plaques has the handprint and autograph of the celebrity it represents. Special lights on the floor make the avenue sparkle at night. A series of film-related sculptures are ideal to take photos with, using Victoria Harbour as a glamourous background. Read More...

    • Location: Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
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    Hong Kong Museum of History is a three story venue with eight permanent exhibitions and a constant roster of temporary sections to enjoy. The Hong Kong Story is a fascinating permanent exhibition, detailing the origins of the city-state, from its time as a fishing village, through colonialization, right up to becoming one of the world’s largest centres of finance. Separate exhibitions include a look at prehistoric Hong Kong and The Japanese Occupation during WWII. There’s a café and a gift shop on the first floor. Admission is HK$10, although entry is free on Wednesdays. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
    • Location: 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
    • Tel: +852 2724 9042
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    Wong Tai Sin Temple is a beautifully preserved complex in Kowloon. Peaceful and charming, the 18,000sqm temple is located in Wong Tai Sin and is dedicated to the three major religions in China – Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. Besides the grand hall, main attractions include Three-Saint Hall, the Taoist temple and the Nine Dragons Wall. Also, there are a lot of historical inscriptions inside. The main temple was built according to tradition Chinese architecture, which includes red pillars and a gold roof. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 17:30 daily
    • Location: 2, Chuk Yuen Village, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon
    • MRT: Wong Tai Sin Station
    • Tel: +852 2327 8141
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    Jade Market is a collection of traders all dealing in fashion jewellery, ornaments, rings, pendants, anything made from the semi-precious stone jade, in fact. The street next to the undercover market houses a whole row of shops and traders dealing in jade and other precious stones. The quality of the jade is usually reflected in the price, and although the purest green stones are very expensive, it’s also possible to pick up some rather inexpensive items, typically yellow or brown jade. Jade Market is closest to MTR Yau Ma Tei Station. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
    • Location: Junction of Kansu Street and Battery Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
    • How to get there: get off at Yau Ma Tei Station. Take Exit C. Walk along Nathan Road to Kansu Street
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    The Hong Kong Cultural Centre hosts a regular bill of performances, including music concerts, European and Chinese opera, ballet and theatre. World-famous artists visiting Hong Kong will likely play here so it’s worth checking which performances are coming up before you visit. Inside there is a main concert hall, two theatres, and an exhibition gallery. Some smaller performances are also free to enter, especially in the afternoon. Read More...

    • Location: Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
    • Tel: +852 2734 2009
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    Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre

    This is a cultural museum for fans of history, providing detailed information about Hong Kong, with exhibits looking at the changing face of transport, work and prehistoric artefacts found on archaeological digs. To accompany the exhibits there are documentaries and models. Located in Kowloon Park, visitors can have a walk around the green expanse before or after a tour through Hong Kong’s history and culture. The museum is walking distance from MTR Tsim Sha Tsui. Entry is free.

    • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
    • Location: Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
    • Tel: +852 2208 4400
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    The Hong Kong Museum of Art is located right on the waterfront of Kowloon and displays the largest collection of fine art in Hong Kong. Containing Chinese and western art, painting and sculpture, exhibits are from antiquity right up to the present day and provides a full overview of the Hong Kong artistic movement. The four floors aren’t all full of world class art, but some pieces are fantastic just mixed in with some more mundane pieces. Entry is HK$10 and free on Wednesdays. Read More...

    • Location: 10 Salisbury Rd, Kowloon
    • Tel: +852 2721 0116
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    Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum

    This museum is located on Tonkin Street, a short walk from the Cheung Sha Wan MTR Station. The Museum is composed of an Eastern Han dynasty brick tomb and an exhibition gallery. The tomb was only discovered in 1955. According to the structure, calligraphy and content of the inscriptions on tomb bricks, it is believed that it was built in the Eastern Han dynasty (25 - 220 AD). The tomb was declared as a monument in 1988. Though the actual tomb is closed to public for conservation reasons, visitors can still glimpse the interior through the glass panel at the Entrance Passage. Entrance is free and will take around 20 minutes to walk through this modest museum.

    • Location: 41 Tonkin Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
    • Tel: +852 2386 2863
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