Kowloon Tsim Sha Tsui Walk - 08 Feb

So many hidden gems

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Tsim Sha Tsui and the southern section of Kowloon peninsula have long been Hong Kong’s premier tourist precinct. Extensive redevelopment has erased many aspects from the past, but as in other parts of urban Hong Kong, a surprising amount remains.

The former Marine Police Headquarters on the Kowloon waterfront, originally built in 1884, has been recently redeveloped into a luxury hotel complex known as Hullett House. Signal Hill, near the Intercontinental Hotel with its preserved tower, the old Central British School on Nathan Road and the nearby St. Andrew’s Church, which was donated to the community by the Armenian millionaire Sir Paul Chater earlier this century, will all be visited.

Along the way we will also visit the world-famous Chungking Mansions which is one of Hong Kong’s leading trading hubs and a back-packer haven for decades. This endlessly fascinating corner of Kowloon is not to be missed.

On the way north we will walk past Gun Club Hill Barracks on Austin Road, and the nearby Canossian Convent and St. Mary’s Church. In the vicinity of Jordan Road there are a number of surviving pre-war buildings which will be discussed.

We will end our walk in Yau Ma Tei, near the venerable Tin Hau Temple from which Temple Street takes its name.

Details on where to meet for the walk will be sent to you once your booking and payment is received.

For more detail, please visit http://www.talksandwalks.hk

Please note this walk is not suitable for those under the age of 15 and is also not suitable for dogs. Please also note that we only take Hong Kong residents on our walks.

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