YAU TSIM MONG

Yau Tsim Mong is set of the western side of Hong Kong’s Kowloon Peninsula, with the third highest population density in all of Hong Kong. The districts of Yau Tsim and Mong Kok were combined in 1994, and the new name is an acronym of its three major areas of  Yau Ma Tei, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Mong Kok. Tourists flock to the district for its various attractions, including the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the West Kowloon Cultural District and the massively underrated Hong Kong Museum of History. However, you don’t have to go to a museum to enjoy the area’s past, as there are no less than 59 historical buildings in Yau Tsim Mong, including the Hong Kong Observatory, the former Marine Police Headquarters and the Kowloon British School. Besides from this, the area is packed with retail therapy opportunities for all tastes and pockets, and is popular for weekend drinking among younger locals and the few expats who live on Kowloon side. It’s also a haven for street food and unpretentious local eateries.
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