On the last day in Hong Kong, we visited 2 famous historical & cultural place in Hong Kong: Kowloon Walled City Park and Wong Tai Sin Temple.
Read more of my earlier days in Hong Kong:
If you haven’t heard of Kowloon Walled City Park, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you go and check it out on Youtube and read up their history. Trust me you’ll be super amazed. It’s one of the coolest Architectural “building(or town)” ever. I suggest you watch this video: City of Imagination: Kowloon Walled City 20 Years Later
Before we start out last day in Hong Kong Journey, we had our Dim Sum breakfast (like finally) in Fook Lam Moon, supposed to be a local popular Dim Sum Chain in Hong Kong.
Fook Lam Moon Restaurant
53-59 Kimberley Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
For breakfast, we had Dim Sum at Fook Lam Moon on Kimberley road, Tsim Sha Tsui. This restaurant was featured in TOP 10 Best Culinary Experience in Hong Kong. Fook Lam Mean, literally means “fortune and blessings come to your home” have been serving in Hong Kong since 1948. Their menu featured a lot of luxurious ingredients such as bird nest, fish maw, abalone, shark fins and so on. We came here to try their Dim Sum as it was highly rated. I had to say it was decent but no wow effect. The price tag also on the higher side (but not too high) compared to a normal dim sum place in Hong Kong. Their main branch is located at 35-45 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
Kowloon Walled City Park
Tung Tsing Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon
Before visiting this park, I have read up and watch every single information I possibly could on the internet to learn more about the history of Kowloon Walled city park. It was a shame that they have now taken everything down and turned the place into a beautiful park. They made a model of how the Kowloon Walled City used to look like and it was such an eye opening experience. Never have I ever imagined these people have lived in this Walled City for decades. Fortunately, most of them have found their new homes and are at a better place now. This was the most densely populated place ever on earth. The park has nothing much to see to be honest, to avoid disappointment, I do highly recommend you read up the history first before visiting. Otherwise you will just see this place as another boring historical park.
My favourite read on Kowloon Walled City Park was by Curiosity.
How to Get There:
- MTR Lok Fu Station Exit B, then take a taxi or walk to Tung Tau Tsuen Road; or,
- bus 1 from the Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier Terminus. Get off at Tung Tau Tsuen Road (opposite to the park).
Wong Tai Sin Temple + Mall
2 Chuk Yuen Village, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon
There’s a train station called “Wong Tai Sin” Station in Hong Kong. That explains to me that the locals actually visit this place A LOT that they have to make a train station right in front of it.
The Wong Tai Sin Temple is famous for it being able to ‘make every wish come true upon request’. I remembered I came here with my mother and did the “shake the tube” thing where one of the wooden plate will dropped and it will tell you what’s going to happen in the next chapter of your life or something. I can’t exactly remember what’s mine anymore (I’m not a religious person), I did it for fun and just being curious to see how it works. The temple is very crowded, you will see many locals kneeling in front of the statues and making wishes or conveying their message to god. I have to say this is a very beautiful temple, it has a natural setting and beautifully ornamented buildings. Even if you’re not Buddhism or into any religion, I would say just drop by for a quick look is worth while as well.
Right opposite across the main road of Wong Tai Sin Temple is the Wong Tai Sin Mall. You can crossover to the mall with a sky bridge. The mall is fairly small compared to other shopping centre in Hong Kong. We chose to have our quick dinner here before heading back to Tsim Sha Tsui.
How to Get There:
MTR Wong Tai Sin Station, Exit B2, walk for about three minutes.
Chui Wah Restaurant
Ground Floor, Wong Tai Sin Mall
The isn’t much selection in the mall. We ended up with Chui Wah Restaurant, a famous Macau Cha-Can-Teng (Restaurant). The food was decent and normal. Though I would say the POLOBUN still not on par with Kam Wah Cafe.
After our dinner, we took the train back to Yau Ma Tei for a last stroll and enjoy night street of Hong Kong before heading back to our hotel.
That’s the end of our Hong Kong Trip in 2017! I hope you enjoy reading.
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