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Top Choice Museum in Kowloon

Hong Kong Museum of History

Prepare to be whisked through millennia of Hong Kong history at this extraordinary museum, starting with prehistory (don't linger, the best is yet to come) and ending with the territory’s return to China in 1997. Hi…
Top Choice Taoist Temple in Kowloon

Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

A devout ensemble of halls, shrines, pavilions, and altars, this busy temple is a destination for all walks of Hong Kong society, from pensioners and business people to parents and young professionals. Some come to …
Top Choice Market in Kowloon

Temple Street Night Market

When night falls and neon buzzes, Hong Kong's liveliest market rattles into life. Covering multiple city blocks from Man Ming Lane in the north to Nanking St in the south, Temple St is cleaved in two by the Tin Hau …
Top Choice Buddhist Monastery in Kowloon

Chi Lin Nunnery

One of Hong Kong's most arresting and tranquil escapes, this Buddhist complex, originally dating from the 1930s, was rebuilt completely of wood (and not a single nail) in the style of the Tang dynasty in 1998. Amid …
Top Choice Harbour in Kowloon

Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade

One of the finest city skylines in the world has to be that of Hong Kong Island, and the promenade here is one of the best ways to get an uninterrupted view. It’s a lovely place to stroll around during the day, but …
Top Choice Live Music in Kowloon

This Town Needs

This Town Needs…more underground music venues like this, staging 10 to 15 gigs monthly in a hip warehouse space in the coastal Kowloon 'burb of Yau Tong. Formerly known as Hidden Agenda, TTN is a much expanded rebra…
Top Choice Live Music in Kowloon

Canton Singing House

The oldest and most atmospheric of Temple St's singalong parlours, Canton resembles a film set with mirror balls and glowing shrines. Singers take to the stage one after another to belt out the oldies; some customer…
Top Choice Street in Kowloon

Shanghai Street

Strolling down Shanghai St will return you to a time long past. Once Kowloon’s main drag, it's flanked by stores selling Chinese wedding gowns, sandalwood incense and Buddha statues, plus mahjong parlours and an old…
Top Choice Dim Sum in Kowloon

Tim Ho Wan

Renowned as the first budget dim-sum eatery to receive a Michelin star way back in 2010, Tim Ho Wan has spread from its Mong Kok roots (opened by a former Four Seasons dim-sum chef) into a miniempire, with five rest…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Kowloon

Chi Lin Vegetarian

Savour organic wild mushrooms with rice or noodles, and impeccable veggie dim sum such as steamed asparagus with lily bulbs and truffle, as an artificial waterfall cascades over enormous windows at this refined Chin…