While staying in our Kowloon hotels, be sure to treat your taste buds and sample some of the local cuisine. For delicious seafood visit the small fishing village of Lei Yue Mun on the Kowloon side of the eastern entrance to Hong Kong Harbour. For restaurants specialising in Nothern and Southern Chinese food visit Whampoa Gourmet Place in Hung Hom. Or visit Knutsford Terrace, which is renowned as the culinary capital of Hong Kong and is located behind the Miramar Hotel on Nathan Road.
Hong Kong is a shopper's paradise offering so many shopping opportunities. You should choose from our range of Kowloon accommodation and experience them all! If you are looking for the latest fashions, offered at wholesale prices, visit Cheung Sha Wan Road between Yen Chow and Wong Chuk Streets. For clothing, accessories, cosmetics and toys, visit the Ladies' Market on Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, which is open from midday to 11.30pm. Check out the Temple Street Night Market, which operates between 4pm and midnight, and browse stalls selling watches, clothing, CDs, and electronics. Jade can be purchased at over 400 stalls at the Jade Market, located on Kansu and Battery streets or from shops Canton Road between Kansu Street and Jordan Road, known as Jade Street. The Flower Market, the Yuen Po Street Bird Market and the Gold Fish Market in Mong Kok all make for interesting sightseeing, even if you are not interested in making a purchase.
The ultimate time to hit the shops is in summer, between 27 June and 31 August 2014, when the Summer Spectacular infects the entire city with joy and sales! You'll find absolute bargains in every shopping precinct of Kowloon, but that's not all you'll enjoy during the festival. There's also a huge line-up of concerts, cultural performances, parties and themed celebrations throughout the whole city, for two whole months! So, make sure you're ready to party as this festival kicks into gear.
There are many places in Kowloon which offer visitors the chance to learn of the cultural history of the area: See a Han tomb, which is believed to be well over 2000 years, old at the Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum; view rare Chinese antiques, calligraphy and paintings at the Hong Kong Museum of Art; see objects relating to the 400 million year history of Hong Kong and South China, at the Hong Kong Museum of History; learn about robotics, virtual reality and other areas of science and technology at the Hong Kong Science Museum; or learn about astronomy at the Hong Kong Space Museum.
Other places of interest, which are worth visiting while staying in a Kowloon hotel, include: The Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, which is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin whose portrait hangs behind the main altar; the Kowloon Walled City Park; the old Clock Tower near the Star Ferry forecourt; and the Avenue of Stars, which is a tribute to Hong Kong's history of film making and includes a life-sized statue of Bruce Lee.