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.
- Half-Day City Tour
- Hong Kong Disneyland® Park Admission with Transfer
- Full-Day Macau Tour with Buffet Lunch
- Lantau Island Full-Day Tour
- Lamma Island Cruise
- Ocean Park Admission with Transfer
- City Sightseeing Tour with Victoria Peak Tram Ride
- Hong Kong Island Tour
- Guangzhou Day Trip with Giant Panda Encounter
- Evening Cruise, Dinner at Victoria Peak & Night Market Visit
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Temple Street Night Market is the largest market in Hong Kong so it’s a firm fixture on the shopping itineraries of most visitors to Hong Kong. You’ll find all sorts here: clothes, bags, shoes, watches, DVDs, home furnishings and plenty of souvenirs. It gets going around sunset and lasts until around 11pm. Never accept the first price as bargaining is all part of the fun at Temple Street Night Market.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm to 11pm
- Location: Temple St, Jordan, Hong Kong
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
Hong Kong Museum of History is a 3-story venue with 8 permanent exhibitions and a constant roster of temporary sections to enjoy. The Hong Kong Story is a fascinating and free 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 WW2. There’s a café and a gift shop on the first floor. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday and Wednesday–Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday–Sunday 10am to 7pm (closed on Tuesdays)
- Location: 100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong
- Tel: +852 2724 9042
Wong Tai Sin Temple is a beautifully preserved complex in Kowloon. Peaceful and charming, the 18,000 sqm temple is located in Wong Tai Sin and is dedicated to the 3 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 traditional Chinese architecture, which includes red pillars and a gold roof. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 7am to 5.30pm
- Location: 2 Chuk Yuen Village, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
- Tel: +852 2327 8141
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: Daily from 9am to 6pm
- Location: Jade St, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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, 2 theatres, and an exhibition gallery. Some smaller performances are also free to enter, especially in the afternoon. Read More...
- Location: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
- Tel: +852 2734 2009
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: Friday–Wednesday 10am to 6pm (open until 7pm on weekends)
- Location: Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
- Tel: +852 2208 4400
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 the 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.
- Opening Hours: Monday–Wednesday and Friday–Sunday from 10am to 6pm
- Location: 41 Tonkin Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
- Tel: +852 2386 2863
This nightly spectacle is a riot of colourful lasers synchronised with music and takes advantage of Hong Kong’s wonderful cityscape. In total, 44 buildings are part of the 14-minute show, which takes place at 8pm every night. It’s shamelessly touristic and if it’s your first time in Hong Kong you will no doubt want to witness this most famous of skylines lit up with colour. You can watch the show from the boardwalk on the water’s edge, or go classy by finding a high vantage point at one of Kowloon’s rooftop bars. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily at 8pm