If you are in the mood to explore, stroll on over to the Kowloon Walled City Park. Walk the winding paths, rest in a veranda (picnic lunch optional), and learn a bit about the historically rich site of the former Kowloon Walled City. It’s a fun and relaxing outing for the whole family!
A bit of background on Kowloon Walled City:
Originally a walled fort built by the Qing government, Kowloon Walled City turned into an infamous tenement city devoid of rule of law and administration in the 1970’s. In 1994, the Hong Kong government demolished the buildings to make room for the picturesque Kowloon Walled City Park. (You may recall that scenes from Jean Claude Van Damme’s movie Bloodsport were filmed in The Kowloon Walled City)
Kowloon Walled City Park Highlights for Families:
*STROLL: Walk the paths surrounded by exotic flowers, trees, and ponds. Stop to rest in the beautiful verandas – perfect for a lunch break!
*LEARN: Interested in learning about the historical site? Take a peek inside the Yamen, the only historical building that remains in the Walled City. Both adults and kids will enjoy the interactive exhibition and old photos of the Walled City.
*BE AMAZED AND SNAP PHOTOS: Don’t miss the bronzed model of the Walled City located at the South Gate. It provides an outstanding visualization of the tight quarters of the tenement city.
*BIKE: If the children still have energy to burn, rent bikes across the street from the southern entrance (HK$25 for 90 minutes), and let the kids go wild in the outdoor bike park.
Kowloon Walled City Park
Tung Tau Tsuen Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Take a taxi from MTR Lok Fu Station Exit B to the entrance on Tung Tau Tsuen Road.