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11/10/2013

Kowloon Park - Green escape in Tsim Sha Tsui

Its amazing in the sense that what was once the site of a major British military base, Kowloon Park has become a recreational area for residents and visitors now. Its one of the most visited sites in Hong Kong for your Hong Kong tours and its important to have such a green lung space bang in the busiest areas, especially for Hong Kong, where space to spread out is often a problem.

The park offers tons of fun for young and old alike. It’s covered with lots trees, features beautiful gardens, boasts plenty of paved sidewalks for walking or jogging, and there’s a large area for concerts and special events.

If you need a break from the controlled chaos that is the lower end of Nathan Road and surrounding Tsim Sha Tsui then head to Kowloon Park.

This park is very tranquil considering its location and is much larger than one would expect in such a built up part of Hong Kong which houses many Hong Kong tourist attractions. Situated on Nathan Road between Haiphong Road and Austin Road, there are entrances from each of these streets and a footbridge linking the park with the China Ferry Terminal at China Hong Kong City. At its northern end is the Kowloon Sport Centre and a swimming pool complex.

There is an aviary and bird lake, a flamingo pond, sculpture garden and paved walks in all directions. There is also a Chinese inspired garden and lakes with fountain features. I didnt realise until I had walked through it that the back of the park backs onto Canton Road and the nearby Harbour City shopping centre.

It would be a great spot to take children. There are a couple of play areas but the best aspect is the space to run around.

Kowloon Park is open from 5am to midnight daily. The swimming pool complex opens at 6.30am to 12 noon, 1pm to 5pm and 6pm to 10pm daily. The Sports Centre opens from 7am and closes at 11pm daily. The Aviary opens from 6.30am to 6.30pm (March to October), 6.30am to 5.45pm (November to February).

KOWLOON PARK IS A PUBLIC PARK. THERE IS NO ENTRANCE CHARGE.


You can learn more via Hong Kong city guide and travel China guide.

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