Bharti AXA TRAVEL INSURANCE Travel Guide to Kowloon Indian Embassy Near Kowloon Unit A, 16th Floor United Centre 95 Queensway Admiralty Hong Kong Visa Process for Indians Original passport with 6 months validity from day of arrival Cover letter mentioning the details of the travel and all the details of the traveller Bank statements for last 6 months updated with a balance of INR 1,60,000/- as the closing balance Confirmed hotel booking required on the hotel’s letter head mentioning the details of the passengers. Online portal bookings are not accepted for this visa application. Confirmed air tickets Day to Day Itinerary About Kowloon Encompassing the northern part of Hong Kong, Kowloon is a famous district known for arts, shopping and entertainment. Its name comes from the term Nine Dragons referring to eight mountains and a Chinese emperor. During the 1860s, the area was controlled by Britishers who mainly used it for tiger-hunting expeditions. Today, it is one of the most famous urban areas in Hong Kong and is home to various interesting tourist attractions. Top Places to Visit in Kowloon Owing to the famous tourist attractions and plenty of things to do in Kowloon, the district attracts a huge number of travellers every year. Below is the list of popular places to visit in Kowloon: Hong Kong Museum of History A fascinating museum showcasing the history and heritage of Hong Kong, this is a must-visit place in Kowloon. There are basically eight permanent exhibitions which take you on a roller coaster ride to the Hong Kon’s past. There is also a café and a gift shop in the museum from where you can buy various souvenirs. The museum is located near Hong Kong Science Museum, so you can also visit that tourist attraction. The entry is free on Wednesdays and otherwise costs around HK$10. Avenues of Stars Located along Tsim Sha Tsui, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kowloon where people love to take a stroll amidst the beautiful promenade. This area has around 100 plaques having the autographs and handprints of celebrities who have made huge contributions to the local film industry. Visit it during the night and enjoy the incredible light show. Wong Tai Sin Temple A charming temple located in Kowloon, Wong Tai Sin Temple is dedicated to three major religions in China, namely, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. The beautiful temple is built according to the Chinese architecture sprawling across 18,000sqm. Some of the crucial places in the temple are the Three-Saint Hall, the Nine Dragons Wall and the Taoist Temple. Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum Found in 1955, this museum houses an Eastern Han dynasty brick tomb and an exhibition gallery. There are various calligraphic symbols and inscriptions on the tomb brick, which indicate that the tomb was built during the Eastern Han dynasty (25 - 220 AD). There is no entry fee here, and it takes around 20 minutes to explore the area. So if you are visiting Tonkin Street, do take the short walk to this museum and witness its magnetism. Victoria Harbour As the name suggests, this is a harbour located between Hong Kong island and Kowloon. When you are visiting Kowloon, you just cannot miss this one as it offers breathtaking scenery and energetic ferry rides to explore the skyline of the city. Apart from these, some other famous tourist attractions in Kowloon include Lai Chi Kok Park, Chi Lin Nunnery and Kowloon Park. How to Reach Reaching Kowloon is easy as the district is quite near to Hong Kong International Airport people travelling from India can take various flights from cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai among others. Some of the airlines that operate from India to Hong Kong include Air Asia, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Jet Airways, Cathay Pacific to name a few. Bus and taxi services are also accessible outside the airport to travel across different locations. Best Time to Visit The time from October to April is best to visit Kowloon. The weather remains charming, and you will not have any trouble while exploring the tourist attractions in Kowloon. However, if you are going on a budget trip, visit the city in the month of May when the prices for accommodation are quite affordable. Things to Pack When packing for the trip, it is important that you check the weather conditions and then decide clothes and footwear you wish to take on the vacation. Here is a short packing list for Kowloon: Colourful and light clothes Comfortable and classy footwear First aid kit Important documents including travel insurance policy Umbrella Sunglasses and hats Essential toiletries Top Delicacies Kowloon is famous for its lip-smacking food; so where you visit it, try to relish as many dishes as you can. To help you with the food-to-eat list, here are some suggestions: Dim Sum: A trip to Kowloon is incomplete without tasting dim sums. This little delight is available on plenty of eateries in the city and varies from being steamed and baked to pan-friend and deep fried. Roast Meat: This one is the mouthwatering treasure that you must enjoy in Kowloon. There are various types of roast meats served along with a bowl of fragrant rice or noodles. Congee: Prepared with ingredients like meat slices, pork ball, fish belly or fresh prawn, this is a type of porridge which is usually eaten in breakfast. Some of the shops where you can taste the best Congee are Sang Kee Congee Shop and Congee King. Egg Tarts: One of the favourite local snacks, Egg tart is commonly prepared using two styles of crust; a crumbly shortcrust and a flaky puff pastry. Try them when they are freshly made, and you will definitely crave for more. Other top delicacies you can try are Snake soup, Hotpot, Milk tea and beef brisket noodles. Shopping List Essentials Kowloon is famous for its lively markets that offer a unique shopping experience to the travellers. Some of the famous places in Kowloon where you can indulge in are: Jade Market: This market offers you a wide collection of jewellery made of semi-precious stone jade. You can get artistically designed rings, ornaments, pendants and other pieces in precious stones that will leave you in awe. If you are on a budget shopping, pick up a yellow or brown jade. Temple Street Night Market: Famed as the largest night market in Hong Kong, Temple Street is filled with a huge variety of things to buy. Be it fashion accessories, toys, electronic or copied designer clothes, you can shop it all at this incredibly popular market. Elements: One of the famous shopping malls in Kowloon, Elements is surrounded by plenty of high-end shops. Apart from shopping, you can also enjoy a wide range of amenities including entertainment, fine-dining and leisure activities. Festival Walk: With countless retail outlets and amazing restaurants and entertainment options, Festival Walk must be on your shopping spree list. Some of the famous brands that you can explore here include H&M and Mango. Moreover, the mall has also gained huge popularity as it houses Asia’s biggest ice-skating rink which is a must-try on your trip here. Some other shopping hubs in Kowloon include iSQUARE, Miramall, Sneaker Street Market, Ladies’ Market and many more. Top Indian Restaurants Bombay Dreams Location: 77 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong, China Contact: +852 2971 0001 Namaste Kitchen Location: G/F, No.38 Queens Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China Contact: +852 2795 7555 Saravanaa Bhavan Location: 4/F, Ashley Centre, 23-25 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, China Contact: 852-27361127 Healthcare Centres Whenever you are travelling abroad, it is essential to have some information about the healthcare centres of the country to seek help in case of any medical emergency. Some of the hospitals that you can contact include: Kowloon Hospital Location: 147A Argyle St, Kowloon City, Hong Kong Contact: +852 3129 6701 Queen Elizabeth Hospital Location: 30 Gascoigne Road, King's Park, Kowloon, Hong Kong Contact: (852) 3506 7021 Evangel Hospital Location: 222 Argyle St, Ma Tau Wai, Kowloon, Hong Kong Contact: 2711 5222 Moreover, it is advised that you should also buy a travel insurance policy before going to Kowloon. With a travel insurance policy in hand, you will not face any trouble regarding medical aid and get the proper treatment on time. Currency Hong Kong Dollar is the official currency which is used in Kowloon. The banknotes are in denominations of HK$20, HK$50, HK$100, HK$500 and HK$1000. Basics of Local Communication Both English and Chinese are the official languages in Hong Kong. Therefore you will not have much trouble in travelling across the cities. However, it would be nice to learn a few words and phrases in the local language to ease your local communication. A majority of people speak Cantonese and therefore try to focus on that. Here are some common phrases and words you can learn: English Chinese Hello Chaírete Good Morning Jow sun How are you Lay hoe ma My name is Ngor guw How much is it Ching mun, gay daw cheen Yes Yow No Mo Thank You Doh jeh Goodbye Joy geen Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Planning on an international trip? 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