Kowloon Walled City Park, Hong Kong

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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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  • When you read about the park online, you expect to show up and see signs of the bulldozed ghetto everywhere. Instead, it's mostly a beautiful but unassuming Chinese park, with only the exterior brick ...  more »
  • Formally the Kowloon Walled City. Upon demolition was turned into a very nice and peaceful park where it’s possible to stroll around or find a seat to rest and relax. Always feels extremely tranquil a...  more »
  • A visit to the Kowloon Walled City Park Yamen should be combined with exploring the interesting food in Kowloon. Despite being a weekday, there were a few group tours visiting the park. The park is ve...  more »
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  • This is a must do if you're visiting Hong Kong! The garden is beautiful, peaceful, well maintained and free to enter! We were really excited to see the remains of the walled city as we thought there nothing left at all, all the information they have about it is fascinating.
  • Very well maintained park, can learn about the history of this place when you visit the park. Relaxing to sit down on the bench, enjoying the pond view
  • A nice garden in old Chinese style and not so busy, good quiet place to relax and find out something about Kowloon history
  • Interesting place due to its history behind. However, there are not ruins or much stuff of those days...Worthy to visit if you have time left
  • there was a small exhibition (~15mins) documenting the original walled city and the dense urban settlement after the 50s for those interested in history and urban design. walking distance from Lok Fu station

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