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“Relaxing shady park but wouldn’t make a special trip”

Kowloon Walled City Park
Ranked #82 of 842 things to do in Hong Kong
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

The park was pretty and calm with nice pools and shady buildings. The history of the area was explained on a few displays near the centre which was interesting. The park itself was a little underwhelming though having just come from the spectacular Nan Lian gardens. I wouldn’t go out of your way to come here unless you are passing anyway.

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

When you read about the park online, you expect to show up and see signs of the bulldozed ghetto everywhere. Instead, it's mostly a beautiful but unassuming Chinese park, with only the exterior brick walls and a few small exhibits and ruins in the center of the park reminding you what it used to be.

I like to bring out of town guests here as part of a loop of Chi Lin Nunnery, Wong Tai Sin and Kowloon Walled City Park, as the three are close to each other and the heart of Hong Kong.

Of the three, Kowloon Walled City Park is the hardest to find for a visitor without mobile data, as it's not on an MTR line. It's not too bad for someone with mobile Google Maps and comfort with buses or taxis, though.

1  Thank bethevans2017
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

Formally the Kowloon Walled City. Upon demolition was turned into a very nice and peaceful park where it’s possible to stroll around or find a seat to rest and relax. Always feels extremely tranquil and worth a visit.

2  Thank Colin G
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

A visit to the Kowloon Walled City Park Yamen should be combined with exploring the interesting food in Kowloon. Despite being a weekday, there were a few group tours visiting the park. The park is very serene and beautiful. Although the infamous Walled City has been torn down, traces of the Walled City can still be seen especially the Yamen. A number of exhibits are in place which are very informative. Lots of great photo opportunities. I suggest to enter from the North Gate and come out from the South Gate as there lies a lot of Asian eateries (many Thai eateries and snack food) and grocery shopping in Kowloon City. The train system does not reach the park. You can stop at Lok Fu station and take a long walk from there or a taxi ride from there which costs only $24 or mini bus. When you return after exploring Kowloon City, you can take a red minibus to Wong Tai Sin mtr station. The park is wheelchair friendly but to get into some exhibit rooms, you may have to walk a few steps. There are free guided tours and they start at The South Gate at specific times. When I got there, a guided tour was scheduled to start at 11am but we decided to explore on our own. If you don’t take the guided tour, it is useful to read up the history of the place so that it is more meaningful when you visit.

1  Thank mosto
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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

I went there with an open mind not wanting to expect anything so that I could appreciate whatever that was there.

What I like:
- It's Chinese architectural
- it's garden
- there are seats provided for one to absord it's view and surroundings
- A bit of history about this place
- plenty of photo opportunities
-I was there during a weekday so it was quiet enough for one to enjoy the park

Note : This is a walled city park within a local park, and in the vincity there is a bicycle or scooter park . This park is also near what the local called "little Thailand" where you could find Thai restaurants, supermarkets as well as Thai massage.

It could only be reached by bus or taxi , no MTR .

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