A Walk To The Old City Of Kowloon Hong Kong

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September 20, 2022

Before stepping out for a walk, let's take a look first at how tranquil this city is where I currently live here in Hong Kong. A view from our balcony is of the high-rise residential buildings that are evident in the photo. Some Hong Kong celebrities are spotted in this area too.

From our window, on the west side is an expensive high-rise residential building called Beverly Villas. From the name itself, you can tell that it's expensive. and a wide court of a well-known school, La Salle. We can have free football game viewing from our window.

Along the streets are several longan and cotton trees. Autumn is coming, and the transition of the season is what I am always looking forward to. Those leaves would turn to gold, yellow, and brown sooner. The place where I stay is also a popular spot for TV shootings. Several shootings have happened here before, and our balcony offers a free viewing.

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On my way to the city, I came across these workers renovating this building. They look like spidermen hanging on the web.

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At the far end across the pedestrian, there is an old bakery that will be closing on the 1st day of October. Based on the post on its wall, it has been serving for 48 years in this city. To show their last support, the patrons of this bakery are lining up to buy bread and cakes for the last time.

Kowloon City is an old city in Kowloon District that was founded between 221 BCE and 206 BCE during the Qing Dynasty. However, the city is slowly transforming into a modern one.

Old buildings can still be seen in some parts, but most have already been transformed into new ones. You can see those high-rise buildings at the back of the old ones.

This is also a popular destination for food lovers, especially those looking for Thai and other Asian cuisines. There are several Thai restaurants in the city. In fact, this is called Little Thailand.

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You can check my blog about Little Thailand here: Wandering Around Little Thailand Market.

Of course, Chinese restaurants are also present serving traditional Chinese cuisine,and shops selling goods for Chinese herbal medicines and soups. Ingredients for shark's fin soup are available in this shop that is worth a thousand dollars.

Old shops are still around the area, like the Seven Kee Closet, with a vintage look, which was established in 1938.

For almost five years abroad, Kowloon City has been my home. I find it convenient as all kinds of my daily needs are just in the area. I am safe as well, even walking at night.

(All photos are mine)

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The view of the city is very good and looks very interesting for us to enjoy until a leisurely walk there

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Old, with some touch of modern architecture

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Those are two combinations that we can really enjoy today because of course we can enjoy modernization as well as the past.

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The city looks busy but not chaotic. Great shots as always.

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Not only are the pictures appealing to my senses, the history and the details are very interesting. I have read in so many books about Sharkfin Congee. They said it was used in the old times (of emperors and queen mothers) to prevent pregnancy. Hehe. I don't know how true it is but I read them in some small history novels.

All in all, I'd like to visit sometime. It all looks beautiful.

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I tastes sharkfin soup in an expensive restaurant with my boss, it was nothing special, except the fact that it was so expensive 🤣

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Thank you for sharing a glimpse of Hongkong Miss Jane ♥️
What a great photos you have, I hope I can go to Hongkong soon ♥️

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They look like spidermen hanging on the web

😂 It certainly looks that way

This city is quite ancient (221 BCE is thousands of years ago) but it also looks very modern and beautiful at the same time, it's keeping up with modern-day trends.

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It looks modern now since many are building new ones and old ones have been renovated..

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Thank you for the virtual tour @jane1289 of your HOME CITY in Hongkong.😊 Just by looking at the pictures, one would not know that this is an old city. It's very modern na and developed.

I'm interested though in the vintage look of the Seven Kee Closet old shop that you said.😊

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The displays inside are more interesting hehe..expensive though 🤣

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Incredible!! These places looks really beautiful, Jane do you speak Chinese? Just a random question, lolz.

The history of these places are always intriguing and this one was not an exception. The images are so perfectly clear 🤓.
!PIZZA hope I have some now for my Jane, hehe.

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Hehe..bot not working I guess 🤣..
Nope I don't.. It's hard to learn Chinese haha..but I do know some Cantonese words..

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I guess so too, hehe.

That's not so bad then, I can imagine how hard it can be to learn the Chinese language.

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Delightful views of the city!
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It is very evident how beautiful and developed Hongkong is. I'm just amazed at how old the old Kowloon City is since it was founded in ancient times. It has such a long history but still stands fine and stunning. Thus, the fact that your place has a perfect view, seeing tall, pricey buildings. Gosh! Have you met Hongkong actors or actresses before?

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Never.. I can't even remember their faces.Chinese all look similar 🤣
It's just my boss who told me that an actress is living in the next building

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Amazing photos, sis! They make me feel kind of nostalgic :) Great to see Kowloon again, albeit virtually hehe.

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A great walk and photos such impressive views from your balcony
I see what you meant about the people looking like spiderman on the scaffolding

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :), I truly enjoy exploring the world virtually each Wednesday seeing walks from all around the globe and feeling I am there and experiencing it all myself, such as I did in your post just now :)

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Thank you for creating this community 😊

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The place is lovely, I really like your photos! I see a lot of colorful vehicles, some constructions. A city being a city.

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Yup.. More buildings are under constructions

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What a beautiful place to see! It's sad to here that the bakery is closing soon.

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