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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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  • Once a walled city of 30,000 people crammed into a square mile, this is a fascinating piece of Hong Kong history. Book a tour with Hello Hong Kong for a detailed account.  more »
  • Very interesting and quiet place to escape the busy streets that is HK Its a 10 minute walk from the mtr station and there is a mall very close to it which offers pretty much everything for moderate p...  more »
  • I am a bit bias here, because the Kowloon Walled City was my home for over a decade before it was demolished in the early 90s. I often take my children back here and tell them the history. The 3D scul...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.