Kowloon Walled City Park - A formerly settlement of the grassroots. A poetic park.

It is said that in the 19th century, there was a place in Hong Kong that was not governed by any government. Because of this, a lot of crimes happen here. Although this place is a thing of the past, there are still many relics left for us to visit. Today, HongKongFootprint.com will show you around.

This place is called "Kowloon Walled City Park", which is a park built on the original site of the "Kowloon Walled City". It is said that during the Qing Dynasty, the "Kowloon Walled City" was a military stronghold that was expanded to prevent the British army, but after the New Territories became a British lease, it became a place without any government for governance.

This state of anarchy made the "Kowloon Walled City" a hotbed of crime. Until the 20th century, the government at that time decided to rectify it, announced the demolition of the entire walled city, and built a park on the original site. The "Kowloon Walled City" then became a history.

After the demolition of the walled city, the remaining ruins include the Yamen, the ancient well, the pillar foundation, and the two stone slabs engraved with "South Gate" and "Kowloon Walled City", all of which are listed as statutory monuments and are protected. Among them, the Yamen has been converted into the office of the park and several exhibition halls, mainly introducing the history of the "Kowloon Walled City" and showing the living conditions of the residents before the demolition. In addition to visiting, you may use your imagination to picture how the place might have looked like in the past.

The two cannons outside the Yamen also have great historical value. It is said that they have a history of over a hundred years. The garden layout of "Kowloon Walled City Park" is also quite distinctive, including rocky mountains and flowing water, as well as waterfalls. Traveling in the garden is also very poetic, and it is definitely a good place to take pictures.

If you want to visit here, it is recommended to take the MTR to Lok Fu Station and leave at Exit B. Afterwards, walk through Lok Fu Place to Junction Road, and then walk along Junction Road towards Lok Fu Recreation Ground for about 15 minutes, and go all the way to Tung Tau Tsuen Road, you can come to Kowloon Walled City Park.

Location: Kowloon Walled City Park
Address: Tung Tsing Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon

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