Things to do in Kowloon
Located in the northern part of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon is an incredibly popular part of the city with plenty of things to see and do. With almost 50% of Hong Kong’s entire population living in Kowloon, it is a busy and lively neighbourhood with a thriving economy and an exciting tourist scene. Visitors to the Kowloon area of Hong Kong will find an excellent selection of luxury accommodation, affordable restaurants and leisure activities – as well as sweeping views of Central Hong Kong from across the harbour.
There are plenty of places to visit in Kowloon, including a good range of luxury shopping outlets and traditional Kowloon markets. Kowloon is home to a fascinating cultural centre, as well as one of Hong Kong’s best history museums. Kowloon has undergone significant change and development over the years. However, it has retained a distinct Chinese influence – as evidenced in the traditional buildings, hawker markets and street food. Visitors are able to immerse themselves in the culture with plenty of tours, attractions and cultural destinations.
Public transport is frequent, widespread and effortless in the Kowloon area – with the MTR network, regular buses and even ferries in operation throughout the day. As a result, anybody visiting Kowloon for business or for leisure will find themselves within easy reach of their destination. As well as a port for regular commuter ferries, Kowloon is also a popular stop for many of Hong Kong’s tourist cruises – the perfect way to see the city from the water.
For more information on what to do in Kowloon – including restaurants, attractions and shopping centres – continue reading our Hong Kong area guide.