Kowloon, Sightseeing

Kowloon Walled City Park

In 1995, Kowloon's historic Walled City was transformed into this tranquil inner city haven. The design of the Kowloon Walled City Park is based on the Jiangnan garden style of the early Qing Dynasty.The design is divided into eight landscape features which complement one another and subtly blend into the overall layout. The Old South… Continue reading Kowloon Walled City Park

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Kowloon, Sightseeing

Kowloon Walled City

Hak Nam, City of Darkness, the old Walled City of Kowloon has always fascinated me. I've seen many pictures of the 200 metres by 100 metres city with buildings of up to 14 floors high, narrow alleys with cables hanging low and tiny flats squeezed next to each other. It was famous for many things,… Continue reading Kowloon Walled City

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 3

The third stage of the Hong Kong trail is 6.5 km long and runs from the Peel Rise to the Wan Chai Gap. Skirting around the mid-slopes of Tin Wan Shan, this route consists primarily of level hill paths and passes several streams along the way. It is a hike of medium difficulty. Making a… Continue reading Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 3

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 2

Hong Kong Trail Stage 2 begins at Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road, from where we just walk downhill. Once at the reservoir (which was the first water storage facility on Hong Kong Island), we had to turn left and climb up the steps. We pass through an area of tall grass and young tees, with… Continue reading Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 2

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 1

After finishing the Wilson Trail, Monica and I embarked on the Hong Kong trail. This is a 50km route which passes through the five country parks on Hong Kong island. The trail is divided into eight sections which provide a variety of walks of different lengths and character. We started with the first one from… Continue reading Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 1

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island

Hong Kong People Statue

In front of the Conrad Hotel in Admiralty is an interesting statue - it depicts Hong Kong people live in action. There are business people in suits, children with toys, tourists taking pictures, an elderly man with his bird in a bird cage and a number of different funny characters. It is very detailed and… Continue reading Hong Kong People Statue