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Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui Park: Kowloon Park

At the southern tip of the bustling Kowloon Peninsula, considered one of Hong Kong’s major commercial districts, lies a large park in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui. If you observe the terrain, Kowloon Park resembles significant urban parks like Yeouido Park in South Korea or Central Park in New York, offering a vast green space within the city called “Kowloon Park.” When pronounced in Chinese characters, Kowloon can be read as “Gurong Park.” In Cantonese, it sounds like “Gaolung Gongleung.”

“Park Located in the Heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Park”

Kowloon Park is a centrally located park in Tsim Sha Tsui. Due to its substantial size, the park exhibits various features throughout its premises. It has historical significance as it was once utilized by the British military as a military base, and traces of this history can still be found in one section of the park.

Similar to Hong Kong Park, Kowloon Park also has an area with aviaries. You can find a gathering of flamingos, referred to as “Hong Hak” in Cantonese, in this section of the park.

“Observing Locals Practicing Taekwondo. in the Park”

Kowloon Park is well-loved by the locals, and I personally visited in the early morning. I had the chance to witness many Hong Kong residents gathering in groups to practice Taekwondo, creating a unique scene that might not be commonly seen in other countries. This provided a taste of Hong Kong’s distinctive atmosphere during my travels.

“A Sanctuary with Various Facets Amidst. the Urban Landscape”

True to its name, Kowloon Park provides several shelters throughout its premises where visitors can take a break. It can be considered an escape to nature within the concrete jungle of the city. It offers an opportunity to experience nature amidst the urban setting and find tranquility in the Tsim Sha Tsui area.

Moreover, the park features archaeological sites, a large swimming pool, and adjacent to the southern entrance, you can explore an Islamic mosque. The Tsim Sha Tsui area is often referred to as a small Arab enclave within Hong Kong, making the establishment of an Islamic mosque in this location quite natural.

Kowloon Park, as a refuge for both locals and travelers in the Tsim Sha Tsui area, offers a peaceful space to take a break during your travels.

“Hong Kong Chimsachoi, Kowloon Park. (formerly known as Kowloon Park)”