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Top places to visit in Kowloon - Fascinating Adventures in Hong Kong

The area of Kowloon in Hong Kong is always an interesting place to visit. Here you will find a number of engrossing attractions that are sure to capture the interest of the visitor from abroad.

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Tsim Sha Tsui

The splendid area of Tsim Sha Tsui resembles a giant international bazaar, where you will find the city's splendid harbour as well as a remarkable selection of shops, stalls, malls and markets. Here you will encounter a fine collection of boutiques offering goods such as fashion apparel, jewellery and footwear. Visitors will also find plenty of traditional medicines and herbs which are popular amongst the local community. After your shopping excursion, you can take a rest at the departure lounge of the Hong Kong – China ferry and observe the multitudes of people going about their business. This attraction can be easily reached whilst staying at Travelodge Kowloon, one of the convenient Tsim Sha Tsui hotels.

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Nathan Road

Nathan Road which is often referred to as Kowloon's Golden Mile is another of the area's highlights featuring a mesmerizing array of various shops, luxury hotels, restaurants, fast food outlets and many other attractions. At Nathan Road, you will be amazed by the outstanding selection of shops offering watches, jewellery, electronics, cameras and world famous brand name goods. Visitors will also come across Bollywood memorabilia, skilled tailors from Shanghai and charming restaurant touts in this part of Kowloon. If you tire of the endless array of the various attractions you can escape into the very different environment offered by this locality's lavish malls such as The One, iSquare and K11.

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Wong Tai Sin Temple

This intriguing temple is a well-known cultural attraction that is sure to capture the imagination of the curious visitor. Associated with no less than three major religions, this temple features religious elements of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. This temple is located in an attractive setting and features exquisitely decorated buildings that will appeal to the sightseer. The temple is dedicated to the renowned monk Wong Tai Sin who is considered to have become a deity. Innumerable devotees come to this shrine to pray for a favourable fortune by making offerings, requesting to have their fortunes told and seeking guidance from the deities.

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Jade Market

This is an expansive outdoor market whereas its name indicates you will find a mesmerizing selection of all kinds of jade articles. This attractive open-air marketplace features over 400 individual shops that offer a splendid collection of breathtaking jade items. Here you will encounter exquisite jade earrings and other kinds of jewellery in addition to other ornaments. A highlight is the selection of jade items that have been crafted in shapes resembling various animals such as tigers, deer and dragons. These attractive ornaments are considered to convey good fortune to the buyer.

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Yau Ma Tei

Not to be missed is Yau Ma Tei which offers an array of attractions for the visitor to Kowloon. Here you will find engrossing temples as well as shopping attractions that will strike the interest of the visitor. This part of the city offers many authentic local marketplaces where you will find many interesting kinds of merchandise at reasonable prices. This is a great place to purchase inexpensive but usable clothes that will appeal to the bargain hunter. In this locality, visitors will also come across hundreds of little restaurants that offer genuine oriental fare. The traditional Chinese stores of the area offer items such as pots, roasted ducks, devotional goods such as incense and shrines as well as many other articles.