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Area

About 7 square kilometres

Population

About 318,100

Highlights

Yau Tsim Mong is a district for shopping, sightseeing, food enjoyment, visit of heritage conservation sites and a future hub of cultural development. It is a place you must go while visiting Hong Kong. The district has established itself as a harmonious community with rich cultural vibrancy and ethnic diversity. Here you can find many historic buildings and themed streets which bear witness to the changes wrought by time and the Hong Kong people's way of life.

Yau Tsim Mong District is an important business and tourism centre in Kowloon with clusters of commercial buildings, revealing its prosperity and vitality. There are also many scenic spots, shopping malls and featured spots – acclaimed by overseas visitors.

Yau Tsim Mong District is a treasure-house of arts and culture. With the establishment of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Yau Ma Tei Community Centre Rest Garden, together with the West Kowloon Cultural District, Yau Tsim Mong District has also become an important international and local cultural, educational and recreational centre in the territory. Meanwhile, a total of 60 historical buildings in Yau Tsim Mong District are graded by the Antiquities Advisory Board. 7 of them – the former Kowloon British School, the former Kowloon-Canton Railway Terminus Clock Tower, the former Marine Police Headquarters Compound, the Hong Kong Observatory, Tung Wah Museum, the Signal Tower at Blackhead Point and the Kowloon Union Church – have been classified as declared monuments which are under the protection of the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance.

The Yau Tsim Mong District is a transportation hub in the territory. It is served by many MTR lines, namely Tsuen Wan Line, Kwun Tong Line, West Rail Line, East Rail Line, the Airport Express and the MTR Intercity Through Train, not to mention the future Shatin to Central Link and Express Rail Link. Apart from the railway, you may also find a lot of major transport facilities and traffic arteries here, including the Cross Harbour Tunnel, the Western Harbour Crossing, the Star Ferry Pier, the Austin Road Cross Boundary Coach Terminus, the China Ferry Terminal, the West Kowloon Highway, and the Central Kowloon Route which is still under construction.

 

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