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  • Address: Nathan Road, Hong Kong, China
  • Admission: Free
Situated on the mainland facing Hong Kong Island across Victoria Harbour, Kowloon represents Hong Kong’s jam-packed, slightly grittier side with highlights including night markets, museums, and shopping. The districts of Kowloon rank among the most interesting in the city, offering a glimpse at what working class Hong Kong is all about; the Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok districts are densely populated. 

The Basics
There are as many ways to explore Kowloon as there are things to do there. The night markets of the Kowloon Peninsula are famous for their street food, making a Cantonese food tour an appealing option for hungry travelers, and most city sightseeing tours include stops in Kowloon, including the blue route of the hop-on hop-off bus. Explore the museums of Tsim Sha Tsui, view the impressive Hong Kong skyline from the waterfront, visit old Buddhist temples, or indulge in some retail therapy in the collection of shops and businesses along Nathan Road’s Golden Mile. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A visit to Kowloon is essential for understanding Hong Kong.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do quite a bit of walking.
  • Demystify the tightly packed maze of streets with a guided Kowloon tour.
  • It’s a good idea to carry a small umbrella, as sudden rainfall is frequent in Hong Kong.

How to Get There
Kowloon is well serviced by local transportation; several MTR lines service the neighborhood, including the red line that crosses beneath Victoria Harbour to Hong Kong Island. A more scenic option for getting to Kowloon from Hong Kong Island, especially for first time visitors, is to ride the Star Ferry across.

When to Get There
Kowloon looks completely different by day than at night, so try to visit during both times of day to get a complete picture. The area is famous for its night markets, particularly Temple Street in Jordan and the Ladies Market in Mong Kok.

Specialized Markets of Kowloon
Aside from the usual street markets selling clothes and souvenirs, Kowloon is home to some rather specific markets as well. The Jade Market comprises some 400 vendors selling jewelry and trinkets made from China’s beloved green stone, while the fragrant Flower Market caters to the city’s wholesale and retail flower trade. Goldfish Street does indeed sell goldfish, as well as a whole menagerie of reptiles and exotic critters.

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Kowloon Evening Walking Tour with Dinner: Yau Ma Tei and Jordan, Hong Kong SAR, null
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Kowloon Evening Walking Tour with Dinner: Yau Ma Tei and Jordan

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

On this unique 3-hour evening walking tour, you’ll experience the vibrant nightlife of Yau Ma Tei and Jordan: stroll through a century-old fruit market, enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.95
Kowloon Street Food Tour, Hong Kong SAR, Food Tours
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Kowloon Street Food Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 39 Reviews

Become an expert in Cantonese cuisine on a Hong Kong food tour that explores Kowloon’s most authentic restaurants, markets and food stalls. Led by an ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.00
Private Kowloon and New Territories Tour, Hong Kong SAR, Street Food Tours
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Private Kowloon and New Territories Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 17 Reviews

This private tour of Kowloon and the New Territories travels towards the Hong Kong / China border taking in the Wong Tai Sin Temple, the largest Taoist temple ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.75
Big Bus Hong Kong Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Hong Kong SAR, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Big Bus Hong Kong Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 459 Reviews

See Hong Kong’s highlights on this hop-on hop-off tour! Hop off at any of the 20 stops to explore attractions by foot with your provided map. Visit Man Mo ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 24-48 hours depending on option selected

From USD $56.46
Hong Kong Harbor Night Cruise and Dinner at Victoria Peak, Hong Kong SAR, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Hong Kong Harbor Night Cruise and Dinner at Victoria Peak

4 star rating: Recommended 309 Reviews

Enjoy sweeping city views over a lovely meal at Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak, followed by a cruise on famous Victoria Harbour with unlimited drinks. This is a ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.50
Hong Kong Afternoon Sightseeing Tour Plus Dinner Cruise with Hotel Pickup from Kowloon area, Hong ... 
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Hong Kong Afternoon Sightseeing Tour Plus Dinner Cruise with Hotel Pickup from Kowloon area

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 23 Reviews

Take the historical ride of Star Ferry to cross Victoria Harbor from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon. The Star Ferry is the oldest means of transportation in Hong ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong Region, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $137.74
Hong Kong Food Tour: Sham Shui Po District, Hong Kong SAR, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Hong Kong Food Tour: Sham Shui Po District

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

Savor authentic Hong Kong delights on a food-tasting tour through the Kowloon neighborhood of Sham Shui Po! Follow an entertaining local guide on foot through ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.01
Private Hong Kong Layover Tour: City Sightseeing with Round-Trip Airport Transport, Hong Kong SAR, ... 
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Private Hong Kong Layover Tour: City Sightseeing with Round-Trip Airport Transport

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

While on layover in Hong Kong, get to know Hong Kong Island on a private five-hour tour, including round-trip airport transport by private vehicle. Hong Kong ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $205.57
Hong Kong Markets Small-Group Walking Tour, Hong Kong SAR, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Hong Kong Markets Small-Group Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 55 Reviews

Explore the best of Hong Kong's lively markets on this half-day walking tour. From the fragrant Flower Market to the sonorous Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, this ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.00
Hong Kong Super Saver: Hong Kong Island Tour, Mongkok Market Tour plus Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Day Pass, ... 
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Hong Kong Super Saver: Hong Kong Island Tour, Mongkok Market Tour plus Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Day Pass

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Get to know Hong Kong Island with a Super Saver tour that combines the best sights, covered all in one day or on separate days – your choice! See Hong Kong’s ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $128.07

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