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Top 5 Kowloon Attractions - Five Must-Visit Highlights in Kowloon

Tipped to be one of the most vibrant quarters of Hong Kong, Kowloon is an area which is home to some of the city's top highlights. Here are five must-see points of interest in captivating Kowloon.

1

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Spread out across six floors, the Hong Kong Museum of Art is arguably the best art institution in the country with an impressive fifteen thousand art objects to its name. Showcasing the country's artistic evolution the museum is not only a treat for art lovers but all visitors as the exciting exhibits not only include works of fine art but also historic photographs and Chinese antiquities. A visit to the extensive area in which the Hong Kong Museum of Art is located is a treat in and of itself as intriguing sculptures and installations dot the public landscapes of the venue.

2

Avenue of Stars

Occupying pride of place in the Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade in Kowloon, the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong's own incarnation of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Featuring the handprints and the statues of some of the biggest stars in the Hong Kong film canon, the area is one of the most popular points of interest for all movie buffs the world over. With stunning views of the Victoria Harbour at every turn spending an afternoon snapping selfies in this iconic part of Kowloon is a must for all first-time visitors.

3

Tin Hau Temple

As one of the country's most revered temples, the Tin Hau Temple holds a special place in the hearts and minds of devotees across Hong Kong. Constructed in the 19th century the religious edifice is dedicated to the worship of the Goddess of the Sea who is known to bestow good fortune to many sailors and fishermen that have sought her blessings over the annals of time. Spread out across a large area, the temple includes five separate structures. While there are countless Tin Hau Temples around the country, especially in coastal regions, this sacred space in Kowloon is by far the most impressive.

4

Temple Street Night Market

Often considered a Kowloon highlight and an activity hub all rolled into one, a tour of the Temple Street Night Market is a cultural experience in its own right. Occupying several cities blocks the larger than life night market is home to hundreds of stalls retailing every variety of consumer products imaginable. Ideal for bargain hunters in search of tasteful gifts and souvenirs, fashionistas will also find that the clothing shops at the market offer a wider range of choice than any department store in Hong Kong. Tourists based in nearby Mongkok hotels whether it's the Dorsett Mongkok or any other similar hospitality hub will find that a trip to this discount heaven is only a short walk away from most popular accommodation providers.

5

Kowloon Walled City Park

Sprawled across a whopping 330,000 square feet the Kowloon Walled City Park is not only one of Hong Kong's most spectacular leisure hotspots but a nature enclave like no other. Having opened its gates to the travelling masses in 1995 this breathtaking parkland complete with its own gardens, water bodies and fountains have offered visitors and locals alike a welcome respite from the chaotic cosmopolitan landscapes of the city. Top highlights at the park include the Four Seasons Garden, the Chess Garden and the Garden of Chinese Zodiac while the Bamboo Pavilion and Eight Floral Walks region are equally captivating.