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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. 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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  • We went here as part of a guided local tour of Kowloon side of HK. Although interesting and restful, it took us too long to get here with public transportation for the what we got out of it. The histo...  more »
  • A relaxing walk through the park away from the hustle and bustle of Kowloon, we took a picnic and sat amongst locals having a relaxing Sunday afternoon. Local students were having their graduation pho...  more »
  • The MTR were effortless wealth station is preferred. Nathan planned aspects of the bus stop is located around some. It is a Chinese-style building has a beautiful park. I called the den of evil is not eating lunch for local residents, were spent slowly.
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  • The park standing where the walled city was is a beautiful, well maintained Chinese garden. Unfortunately there is little history of the walled city period, particularly when it developed its notorious image. Although the park is pretty I felt a little disappointed there wasn't more than a few photographs from around 1910 of how the place used to be. If you're purely interested in the modern walled city prior to its demolition this ISN'T worth a visit.
  • A MUST visit place in Hong Kong! I went there with my family last week. What a extremely hot day! We were playing the Pokemon Go and walking under the sun. The sun was baking me, as I felt my skin was burning. Certainly I have to say the view of there was awesome! Brightly sunshine, greenly trees and plants, antique decorations and a historical remains of Kowloon Walled City. I'd always love to know more about my city even though I'm a local. Finally I spent a half day to stroll around this fantastic place.
  • Nice park with traditional Chinese architecture. A bit remote but worth travelling to by us (from e.g. Prince Edward station)
  • It has nice architecture. Represents history of the place. Had beautiful chinese new year animal statues too!
  • This park is so quiet,so peacefull... and it's about ancient hong kong,so very interesting.