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Itinerary
Meet your private guide at Kowloon’s Lok Fu MTR Station in the late afternoon. You can choose a flexible start time any hour between 3 and 5pm. Proceed from the MTR Station to Kowloon Walled City Park, your first stop.

Delve into the origins of this fascinating micro-neighborhood, once known as the Kowloon Walled City Slum, with your guide. You’ll learn that it was once the most densely packed area on the planet, and was technically considered “outside the law” due to its political control by the Chinese government. The slum area was well documented over the years by a group of filmmakers, photographers, and journalists, and was featured in a number of films like the 1980s cult classic “Bloodsport” and Jackie Chan’s “Crime Story.”

Leave Kowloon Walled City Park behind and continue to Kowloon City, known to be the epicenter of Hong Kong’s Thai community. You’ll get to snack on Thai street food, plus some Cantonese-style street snacks at a beloved local bakery. After your food break, head to Mong Kok, an area known for its glimmering neon lights and bustling shopping streets. Enjoy a cold beer while your guide tells you about Mong Kok’s longstanding connection to the “Triad,” an association of criminal gangs that operate in the territory.

After your stop in Mong Kok, proceed to Yau Ma Tei, a neighborhood with an unkempt appearance that nonetheless harbors a fascinating historical legacy. Learn about the area’s connection with prostitution dating back from the 1800s to the present day, visit a heritage fruit market opened in 1913, and admire a 1920s-era art deco theater that has been lovingly restored.

Finish your trip into the underbelly of Hong Kong with a visit to Temple Street Night Market, where you can grab dinner at one of the numerous eateries lining the side streets or spend time souvenir shopping. You’ll end your experience here.
Locations visited
Temple Street Night Market
Kowloon Walled City Park
Goldfish Street (Tung Choi Street)
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Overview
Explore Kowloon, the gritty neon-lit underbelly of Hong Kong, during this private 4.5-hour walking trip. Learn the origins of Kowloon’s Walled City Slum, snack on Thai and Cantonese street food, and get an up-close look at Mong Kok, a known hangout of the Triad gang. You’ll also discover the historic Yau Ma Tei area and check out Temple Street’s Night Market.
Highlights
  • Dive into the dark 'underbelly' of Hong Kong on this private nighttime excursion in Kowloon
  • Learn Kowloon's historic connections to dark industries like prostitution, gambling, and criminal activity
  • Visit the former site of the densely packed Kowloon Walled City Slum
  • Explore the neon-lit atmosphere of Mong Kok, long the home base for Hong Kong's Triads (criminal gangs)
  • Snack on Thai street food and enjoy Cantonese snacks at a local bakery
  • Visit a historic fruit market and restored art deco theater in Yau Ma Tei
  • Private guide ensures more personalized experience
  • Great way to get off the beaten track in Hong Kong
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Reviewed 8 March 2018
educational and fun

we had fun seeing the kowloon cemetery and the walled city that we didn't even know existed. we learned a lot about hong kong history. mel was very informative and knowledgable. the food we tried was excellent. I enjoyed seeing all of the markets and...More

Thank michelinewong
Reviewed 5 February 2018
An Amazing Experience

We took a private night tour with Nicole as our guide. It was a mixture of exploring Kowloon with a food tour. The entire night was fantastic. We learned about the other side of Hong Kong, not the glitzy roads full of the Hermes, Cartier.......More

1  Thank Brian H
Reviewed 5 February 2018
Life is how you handle plan b

Life is how you handle plan b & Hello Hong Kong knows how to do that. I had a mix-up with scheduling and their communication was impeccable, friendly and accommodating! Sometimes the mark of a great company is also how they handle adversity and they...More

Thank DrTaras
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile
Great private tour

We went with Mel on a Monday eve, we walked though really obscure and interesting places around Central and Kowloon. Lots of walking and eating including a great veggie place in Kowloon which is the guide's personal favourite. Good and personal service from Laura the...More

Thank TalItzhakRon
Reviewed 1 February 2018
Highlight of my time in Hong Kong!

I was originally booked to do a small group night food tour, but unfortunately there were not enough people on the tour for it to go ahead, and I because I only had a day and a half in Hong Kong I couldn't reschedule. I...More

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