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Area

1,000 hectares

Population

About 418,732

Highlights

The Kowloon City District is a very distinctive place. Its Kowloon Walled City was one of the earliest developments in the territory. In 1993, the Walled City was reconstructed as the Walled City Park where many relics of historical value have been preserved. Besides, Kowloon City is dubbed "The Food City" for the many quality and famous restaurants located there.

Kowloon City is a district with special historical meaning to Hong Kong. It was recorded that the last emperor of the Sung Dynasty, Emperor Sung Bing, moved to the south to escape from the Mongolian army and once stayed in the area of Kowloon City. The huge rock in "Sung Wong Toi Garden" may give a glimpse of the story. During the past hundred years, the two most significant historical developments were perhaps the once semi-lawless Kowloon Walled City and the once spectacular Kai Tak Airport.

The Kowloon Walled City has been completely demolished and the ancient Chinese-style Kowloon Walled City Garden has been built, while Hong Kong International Airport has been moved to Chep Lap Kok close to Lantau Island. The old airport is now being redeveloped in accordance with “Kai Tak Development”. Major projects that have been completed include Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Trade and Industry Tower, Kai Tak Runway Park, and Hong Kong Children’s Hospital.

To tourists and citizens, Kowloon City is famous for its array of restaurants. There are local style restaurants, along with Chiu Chow and Thai cuisines which attract many customers. Thus Kowloon City is known as "The Food City" to many culinary lovers. Also, there are many temples and ancient attractions which are worth visiting.

 

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