Kowloon Walled City Park - City of Darkness

This walled city used to be a Chinese military garrison, which later became an enclave when Britain leased New Territories.
Because of the sovereignty dispute between China and Britain, this walled city was not governed by China nor Britain.

After the Second World War, this walled city was occupied by an increasing number of illegal settlers.
They began to build houses and lived within the city's borders.

Inside the walled city, there was no police, no safety and health regulations.
Residents were needed to fetch water from the public water pipes.
Since there was no sewage system, residents had to pay workers to collect the waste everyday.

This walled city was so tightly and densely packed with people.
Some houses only had a few minutes of direct overhead sunlight a day.

Since this walled city is located at Kowloon City, it is called "Kowloon Walled City".
Nowadays, this walled city had long since been demolished.
The present space is occupied by a beautiful park.
In this park, there is a small exhibition hall that shared on the history and the daily lives of residents of the walled city.
You may use your imagination to picture how the place might have looked like in the past.

To reach this park, exit off Lok Fu MTR Station Exit B.
Then, walk along Junction Road to get to Tung Tau Tsuen Road for about 15 minutes.

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



Credit: Cafeew Wong @ Hong Kong Footprint (HongKongFootprint.com)

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