Must see attractions in Kowloon

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    Tin Hau Temple

    This incense-filled sanctuary built in the 19th century is one of Hong Kong’s most famous Tin Hau (Goddess of the Sea) temples, though restorations have…

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    C&G Artpartment

    Clara and Gum, the founders of this edgy art space up three flights of stairs in a residential building, are passionate about nurturing the local art…

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    Former KCR Clock Tower

    This 44m-high clock tower (1915) in red brick and granite on the southern tip of Salisbury Rd was once part of the southern terminus of the Kowloon–Canton…

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    Hong Kong Science Museum

    Younger kids will go wild for the vast array of hands-on exhibits at this modern museum. The boring old laws of physics, chemistry and biology are…

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    Cattle Depot Artist Village

    This century-old slaughterhouse deep in the entrails of Kowloon has been reincarnated into an artists’ village, its red-brick buildings housing studios…

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    Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum

    Don’t expect a Terracotta Army, but for those interested in the area’s ancient history, this is a significant burial vault dating from the Eastern Han…

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    Heritage of Mei Ho House Museum

    This museum inside the Mei Ho House Youth Hostel introduces the history of Mei Ho House, which was among the first batch of resettlement blocks built to…

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    Ocean Terminal Building

    The old Kowloon Wharf Pier (c 1886) was rebuilt and reopened in 1966 as the Ocean Terminal – then the largest shopping centre in all of Hong Kong. Today…

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    Fook Tak Ancient Temple

    Tsim Sha Tsui’s only temple is a smoke-filled hole in the wall with a hot tin roof. Little is known about its ancestry except that it was built as a…

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    International Commerce Centre

    Hong Kong's tallest building (484m) is a lonely one, standing all by itself in West Kowloon. If you want to ogle the view, you can either head up to the…

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    Kowloon Union Church

    This red-brick church with Protestant roots was constructed in 1930 with money from an English businessman of Armenian descent. It was built in a neo…

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    Hong Kong Space Museum & Theatre

    Updated in 2016, this golf-ball-shaped museum on the waterfront has a new permanent exhibition, 'journey of space exploration', together with high-tech 3D…

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    1a Space

    This nonprofit visual-art organisation is one of the most active tenants inside the Cattle Depot Artist Village, holding regular exhibitions of high…

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    Hong Kong Observatory

    This lovely historical monument, built in 1883, is sadly not open to the public, except for two days in March every year (see website for dates). It…

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    Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre

    These factory premises that used to churn out shoes and watches have now been taken over by artists and creatives. Many studios are closed on weekdays,…

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    Red Brick House

    This neoclassical brick building once housed a Victorian pumping station. It now serves as a function space for the Yau Ma Tei Theatre nearby.