Kowloon Walled City Park, Hong Kong

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#14 of 143 in Parks in Hong Kong
Visit the garrison that became known for crime and debauchery at Kowloon Walled City Park. The attraction occupies the site of the former Kowloon Walled City, a unique peninsula garrison that remained under China's jurisdiction until Hong Kong was ceded to Britain. In 1899 Chinese troops were forced to vacate, leaving the garrison a lawless enclave that became a safe haven for criminals, prostitutes, gangs, and drugs lords hidden in a network of dark alleyways. Eventually, the 30,000 residents were relocated and the grounds reclaimed for a park. A model of the slum's illegally constructed network of buildings can be seen at the park today, surrounded by reclaimed natural beauty amid a peaceful atmosphere. Kowloon Walled City Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Hong Kong Edition.
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  • Quiet area, you wouldn't think you're still in the city centre. Gardens are full of colour (depending on time of year) lots of large bonsai to look at as well.  more »
  • We walked from our hotel in Ma Tau Wai, & it took 45 minutes. It would’ve been something to see in its day, & I’d’ve loved to have met the people who once lived here, bet they could tell a tale or two...  more »
  • We took a cross-harbour bus to what we call the "dark side" of Hong Kong and were pleasantly surprised. While I wish they had more photos of the fascinating Kowloon walled city on exhibit, there was e...  more »
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  • A hidden sanctuary within the city. Peaceful and relaxing place. Good for meditation,reflection and rest. There is also a part where kids can play. Bench are everywhere and can.sit and eat or relax. Clean and safe.
  • This is a smaller, older, park inside a more modern park. The walled city park is pretty neat but the other one is just a standard park. The walled city park is the remains of an older city that was destroyed and then reconstructed partially in the mid 1900's. There are a couple water features and a few pagodas. It is relaxing and peaceful on the inside with plenty of places to sit. Great to sit and watch nature.
  • Nice place to hang out. One of the few places in Hong Kong that isn't next to a tall building. This park isn't as big as one might expect. Also, if you forget to bring food and drinks, there are vending machines outside and a single vendor inside selling them.
  • A splendid park that not many know of. I used to go to Kowloon City regularly as a kid but didn’t discover this park till a year ago. It is after all hidden through the trees. It’s very peaceful and the architecture is remarkable
  • Loved it. An awesome historic site with great landscape in the middle of the city, that's been very well preserved.
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