Greatly rooted in history, Kowloon Walled City was once a largely populated settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Initially a Chinese military fort, the city’s populations rapidly increased during World War II when Japanese occupation of Hong Kong took place. The years that followed were ones full of disintegration. However in 1987 the Hong Kong government took the decision to tear down the Walled City and in December 1995 the Kowloon Walled City Park was opened.
Visit the Kowloon Walled City Park where some of the ancient Walled City’s artefacts including remnants of its South Gate and Yemen building have been preserved. A reminder of a land of debauchery and crime, the park has the same layout which the walled city had. The Carpenter Road Park replaces two-storied Sai Tau Tsuen settlement which bordered the city to the west and south.
In the park’s southwest corner the Lung Nam Pavilion can be seen. The ancient Qing Dynasty’s Jiangnan Garden was the inspiration behind the design of Kowloon Walled City Park which is separated into eight parts, with the renovated Yemen at its centre. The pavilions and paths in the park have been named after buildings and streets in the walled city. You can also see 3 old wells and five inscribed stones from the city displayed here.
Among the park’s features are Eight Floral Walks, the Garden of Four Seasons with plants symbolizing the four seasons, the Garden of Chinese Zodiac consisting of Chinese zodiac animals’ statues, the Chess Garden, the Kuixing Pavilion, the Six Arts Terrace which has the Bamboo Pavilion and a wedding area. The Yuk Tong and Lung Tsun pavilions also have found their place here. The two-story Mountain View Pavilion is a special attraction in the park as it resembles a docked boat and affords beautiful vistas of the park.
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