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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  • Having spent time in the ladies market and looking round the various shops we decided we wanted some headspace time and then noticed signs for the City Park. Investigating further we found this great ...  more »
  • The park is within walking distance from Lokfu station (about 10 mins walk from exit B). We managed to get the direction from the station master. The history of the walled city park is interesting, es...  more »
  • A short trip from downtown on train, then a 15min walk you enter a lovely park, not many people about but great to see city remains, this is not a busy tourist attraction but worth a visit, loads of p...  more »
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  • 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
  • Beautiful and peaceful. Lots of history. A special place of hong kong and the world.
  • 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.
  • Love it..its such a beautiful place..
  • A wonderful park full of exhibits and artefacts that chronicle the strange and remarkable history of the Kowloon walled city.

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