New walking trail, the longest themed, is now open in Kowloon City
A new walking trail in Hong Kong opened to the public on July 4.
Dubbed as the Kowloon City Themed Walking Trail, it’s longest with 6.5 km. The trail connects landmarks from Kowloon City to Hung Hom. It begins at Walled City Park and it ends at the St. Mary Church.
The walking trail consists of five routes. Each covers various facets of the area’s cultural significance:
Walled City Historical Walk:
Begin your walk from Carpenter Road to Hau Wong Road, via Kowloon Walled City Park and Nga Tsin Long Road. Learn about the infamous Kowloon Walled City, a ‘city’ known for its lawlessness after the end of the Qing Dynasty.
Local Culture Walk:
Continue your route from Hau Wong Road to Sung Wong Toi Road, vial Holy Trinity Cathedral, old Kai Tak Airport and Sung Wong Toi Park. Explore the history of the Southern Song Dynasty Emperors who fled to Kowloon City.
Community Art Walk:
Discover the vibrant arts and culture scene which begins from Pak Tai Street to An Mau TAu Street, via Cattle Depot Artist Village and the 13 Streets area.
Waterfront Leisure Walk:
Walk along the To Kwa Wan waterfront as your backdrop and explore areas like San Ma Tau Street and Chi Kiang Street. Schedule a stop at Hoi Sham Park to see the famous Fish Tail Rock.
Temple and Church Walk:
Take a peak at various religious and social welfare buildings in the area from Sung On Street to Dyer Avenue via the Pak Tai Temple, Holy Carpenter Church, and Kwun Yam Temple.
QR codes are available at various stops so participants can glimpse of yesteryears, play interactive games, and listen to local stories digitally.