Visit the garrison that became known for crime and debauchery at Kowloon Walled City Park. The attraction occupies the site of the former Kowloon Walled City, a unique peninsula garrison that remained under China's jurisdiction until Hong Kong was ceded to Britain. In 1899 Chinese troops were forced to vacate, leaving the garrison a lawless enclave that became a safe haven for criminals, prostitutes, gangs, and drugs lords hidden in a network of dark alleyways. Eventually, the 30,000 residents were relocated and the grounds reclaimed for a park. A model of the slum's illegally constructed network of buildings can be seen at the park today, surrounded by reclaimed natural beauty amid a peaceful atmosphere. Kowloon Walled City Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
Kowloon Walled City Park reviews
The park is pleasant enough and even somewhat photogenic. What's special about this particular piece of greenery is of course its past - the famed (or notorious - depending on your perspective... more »
The park was converted from a notorious “walled city” within a city. This was a special zone where it was not officially ruled by the Hong Kong government but the late Qing dynasty. It was very... more »
It is a great park that has lots of greenery and interesting historical exhibitions of the Walled City. There are several exhibitions that showcase the lives of the residents as well as the living conditions. Going to this park really gave me insight and allowed me to understand more about the Walled City.
a good historic place to visit. it is quite large with lots of greenery. the guided tours are very informative
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