Kowloon Walled City Park, Hong Kong

4.1
#13 of 142 in Parks in Hong Kong
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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  • Caught the MTR to Lok Fu and a steady walk to the walled city. Just as we arrived at the entrance the rain started, quite heavy. But being senior citizens, we are always prepared for inclement weather...  more »
  • In our tour of the New Kowloon, we visited this park after Chin Lin and before Chuk One. The park is nice to walk around, but much less attractive than the other 2. On the other hand, it is much quieter. Nice decoration of flowers with its stream that meanders among the stones. To do if you have time, but not essential.
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  • It is a great park that has lots of greenery and interesting historical exhibitions of the Walled City. There are several exhibitions that showcase the lives of the residents as well as the living conditions. Going to this park really gave me insight and allowed me to understand more about the Walled City.
  • a good historic place to visit. it is quite large with lots of greenery. the guided tours are very informative
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