Attraction Tung Tau Tsuen, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China Published on: 02-08-2016
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Why Kowloon Walled City Park is special ?
What to explore at Kowloon Walled City Park?
There are water features and numerous different gardens including one of statues of the Chinese zodiac, a chess garden and garden of the four seasons. At the heart of the garden is a fully restored Yamen and there are fascinating displays about the Walled City itself: first-hand accounts, photos and architectural renderings, historical explanations for you to really understand the history behind this unique area.
The park is great fun for younger visitors too with the ponds, old cannons, narrow pathways and gardens providing plenty to spark their imaginations. There is also a playground on the entrance to the park at Junction Road which is perfect for the kids to run around and burn off some energy before wandering to the more refined and tranquil gardens.
It is easy to spend hours just walking and exploring the pathways, beautiful architecture and remaining artefacts from the Walled City and the creation of the park has ensured that one of Hong Kong’s most interesting and historical areas will be preserved and enjoyed for years to come.
How to get to Kowloon Walled City Park?
Bus: Many buses go there. Buses No. 1, 1A, 2A, 3B, 5, 5C, 5D, 6D, 9, 10, 11, 11B, 11D, 11K, 13D, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 40, 42, 61X, 75X, 83P, 85, 85A, 85B, 85C, 93K, 95, 98C, 101, 106, 107, 111, 113, 116, 203E, 296C, 297, 796X, 891, A22, E23, N216, and N293.
MTR: The Lok Fu MTR station is the closest station. It is less than a kilometer away.
- Gem inside a busy city
- Pleasant visit in a local area
- Beautiful park with a touch of history
- Peace within a bustling city
- Tranquil little park
Tung Tau Tsuen, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Awesome place, peace, calm, beautiful. Especially when you know what was here before.
Good Chinese garden in the heart of Kowloon. Not many tourists come here but definitely worth the trip. Many scenes for tv Chinese classical dramas have been shot here. Beautiful garden to walk in.
This enclave was never included in the 1898 lease of the New Territories. It was known for its vice, prostitution and gambling. In the 1980's the Hong Kong government acquired the area. The residents were rehoused, the slums pulled down, a beautiful park was created. The almshouse contains displays and information on the history of the walled city. There are also the remnants of two of the original gates. We particularly enjoyed the exhibition especially watching the video interviews of residents talking about life in the walled city. We also loved walking around the park, enjoying the pavilions, hedges and ponds and watching the locals enjoying their Sunday.
Plenty of information on the old walled city and the walled city demolished in the 1990's. Plenty of garden space and a few old building which are now the museum section of the park.