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Kowloon Walled city

District Hong Kong, China

Kowloon Walled City: once the densest place on earth Kowloon Walled city

Kowloon Walled City was a largely ungoverned, densely populated settlement in Kowloon City in Hong Kong. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became an enclave after the New Territories were leased to Britain by China in 1898. Its population increased dramatically following the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II. By 1990, the Walled City contained 50,000 residents[1] within its 2.6-hectare (6.4-acre) borders. From the 1950s to the 1970s, it was controlled by local triads and had high rates of prostitution, gambling and drug abuse.

In January 1987, the Hong Kong government announced plans to demolish the Walled City. After an arduous eviction process, demolition began in March 1993 and was completed in April 1994. Kowloon Walled City Park opened in December 1995 and occupies the area of the former Walled City. Some historical artefacts from the Walled City, including its yamen building and remnants of its South Gate, have been preserved there.

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Opening Time
    Monday: 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
    Tuesday: 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
    Wednesday: 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
    Thursday: 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
    Friday: 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
    Saturday: 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
    Sunday: 6:30 am – 11:00 pm

Contacts
+852 2716 9962

Location
Kowloon Walled City Park, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

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