KAMPUNGBOYCITYGAL/KAMPUNGBOYCITYGAL – A MALAYSIAN FOOD & TRAVEL BLOG


My stay at Pentahotel Kowloon has been fabulous. This energetic and industrial-chic boutique hotel (rated 4 star) in Kowloon offers friendly and attentive services, as well as spacious and modern guest rooms.

In terms of location, it is located in an industrial area – a little out from the city centre but are easily connected with their complimentary daily shuttle service to K11 Art Mall Tsim Tsa Tsui (around 20 minutes) and the nearest MTR station (Diamond Hill) is approx. 8 mins walking distance away.

I had fun exploring the neighbourhood on my own too! There are Mcdonalds, cha chan tengs, bakeries, 7-11 and other restaurants nearby.
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For retail therapy, Plaza Hollywood (located above Diamond Hills MTR station) and Mikiki Shopping Centre are only a short distance away.

In terms of sights:

#1 Choi Hung Estate
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Choi Hung MTR station is just one station away from Diamond Hills.

“Choi Hung” means rainbow in Chinese. The building has been painted eight different colours to help lift the spirits of the residents living there. The basketball courts on the roof of the car park are the best spot to take photos.

#2 Wong Tai Sin Temple
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Wong Tai Sin Temple, also being called Sik Sik Yuen, is a Taoist Temple and also one of the most famous temples in Hong Kong. Its natural setting and beautifully ornamented buildings make it as much a scenic attraction as an important religious centre. Wong Tai Sin, also known as Huang Chu-ping, is a famous monks that is believed to heal the wounded, save the dying and punish evil and is worshipped by not only the sick but by people with business problems.
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Temple Mall is located adjacent to Wong Tai Sin Temple. I was happy to find my favourite restaurant chain “Tsui Wah” here. I can’t leave HK without having their famous 奶油豬 (butter toast glazed with condensed milk)

#3 Chi Lin Nunnery & Nan Lian Garden
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source: www.lonelyplanet.com

Chi Lin Nunnery
Established in 1934 and renovated in Tang dynasty style (AD 618–907) in 1990, the Chi Lin Nunnery is one of the most impressive monastery complexes in Hong Kong. The complex includes a series of temple halls, some of which contain gold, clay and wooden statues representing divinities such as the Sakyamuni Buddha and bodhisattvas.

Nan Lian Garden
The tranquil Nan Lian Garden is a public park built in the style of the Tang dynasty. Its scenic garden is a great photography spot. A vegetarian restaurant serving Chinese food is also located in the garden as well as a Chinese Tea House.

Getting Here:
MTR Diamond Hill Station Exit C2, follow the signs and walk for around five minutes.

#4 Kowloon City Walled Park
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source: https://www.cntraveler.com/activities/hong-kong/kowloon-walled-city-park

Kowloon Walled City Park sits on the very site of the former Kowloon Walled City, once the site of a lawless enclave and one of the world’s largest slums. In 1993, the British colonial government relocated the enclave’s 30,000-some residents and demolished the illegal structures. What left here are the remaining artifacts and explanatory plaques.

Getting Here:
MTR Lok Fu Station Exit B, then take a taxi 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).

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