Kowloon is the denser and older part of the city that sits just across the harbor from Hong Kong island. We made it over a few times to check out the swank malls and narrow streets of the area. We really got a feel for just how busy the city can be, as parts of it make New York’s Times Square seem relaxed by comparison.

We also visited Kowloon at night to see the lights of Hong Kong island after dark. They even have a synchronized light show, where the neon of some of the taller buildings changes along with music, but that show was a little underwhelming. Instead we just enjoyed the views of the bright city and were thrilled to have visited such an historic place.

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