We start our guided walk along Hong Kong's historic harbour front, where we introduce the history of Kowloon. Our guided walk then takes us through the back streets of Kowloon and into the daily lives of local residents. We walk through colourful streets and come across some of Hong Kong’s most lively markets, where you will feel first-hand the energy and soul of everyday Kowloon.As you walk, you will be immersed in the living culture of the Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok districts - two of the most densely populated spots on earth - and where much of daily life is lived at street level. But also we explain the fascinating history of Kowloon, relating to how it is today.
You'll then visit the Goldfish Market to see the brightly coloured tropical fish and a wide range of aquarium supplies on sale.Walking further along we join the throngs at the Ladies Market, where bargain clothes, bags and knick-knacks are available.
Then, amid the burning incense coils, you will learn the history of the local Tin Hau temple - Our Empress of Heaven - one of the most popular deities of South China and without question the clear favourite of the boat people, of whom she must be considered the patron goddess.
We finish our journey with a walk around the Jade Market, where around 400 stall holders sell accessories made from the revered green stone.
This tour is a great introduction to life in Kowloon and the back streets you may not have walked by yourself.
Total tour time 3 hours
Tour starts at 2pm, outside the Hong Kong Tourist Board Office, Star Ferry Terminus, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon side
Facilities: Toilets en route, and refreshment stops available.
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