Kowloon Walled City Park, Hong Kong

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#14 of 107 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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Kowloon Walled City Park and many more Hong Kong attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Hong Kong itinerary planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Taking pictures is a very good hotel staff, great location, beautiful Environment, representative, there are many nearby dining hall, is diner place to select more liquid, Pricing is reasonable, the weekend very much boom-bust hot NAO can shopping all day.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Some parts are pretty, some aren't really. Overall I just had an ok-feeling about this park. Not a must visit, but nice enough  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    Very fascinating site, the highlight was definitely the remnants left of Kowloon walled city! Visited this park due to my amazement at the history of kowloon walled city, was not very impressed with i...  more »
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  • July 1, 2017
    Interesting park to visit because of its history, but don't expect to see much historical relics as everything has been demolished. Only the photos serve to give visitors a good idea of how the walled city may have been previous.
  • June 3, 2017
    I just stood here imagining the place 40 years ago when I was wee and it was was wanton. Now it's a lovely park. It's history is astonishing and some is available within the park, on placards that educate.
  • May 14, 2017
    Beautiful park with a lot of history about the Kowloon area and the walled city. Different garden features and paths make each path a sensory joy. The water feature was closed on my trip
  • April 18, 2017
    Kowloon Walled City Park was interesting to see how the place was once a lawless area. The photo gallery was a bit disappointing. Gov't needs do a better job displaying and preserving prints or photos.
  • January 13, 2017
    Really pleasant park built upon what once was a notorious dense hive of humanity. The historical displays aren't advanced or numerous, but are interesting. Good place to spend a few hours, but they can really improve transit options here.

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