Learn Hong Kong overcrowding history at Kowloon Walled City Park

Kowloon Walled City Park shows how overcrowded Hong Kong was

Kowloon Walled City Park was first a Chinese army fortress in 1850.

Kowloon Walled City Park Office was the old office and residence of the Chinese officials

Kowloon Walled City Park Office was the old office and residence of the Chinese officials

 

Refugees made it the slum area with highest population density

100 years later, in 1950, when many Mainland Chinese refugees came to Hong Kong, the location became the infamous slum area with more than 500 illegal buildings and about 50,000 population at the peak.

Actually the size of the slum area was just about 26,700 square meter or 2.67 hectare.

Model shows the 500 illegal buildings of Kowloon Walled City slum area

Model shows the 500 illegal buildings of Kowloon Walled City slum area

Model shows match box-liked flat units of Kowloon Walled City slum area

Model shows match box-liked flat units of Kowloon Walled City slum area

Painting in Kowloon Walled City Park shows how the people cope with the overcrowding condition in the slum

Painting in Kowloon Walled City Park shows how the people cope with the overcrowding condition in the slum

 

From an infamous slum to beautiful Chinese garden

The free of charge Kowloon Walled City Park is now a beautiful Chinese garden.

Kowloon Walled City Park is now a beautiful Chinese garden

Kowloon Walled City Park is now a beautiful Chinese garden

 

Travelers can learn Hong Kong’s overcrowding history through the exhibition at Kowloon Walled City Park.

For further questions about the Kowloon Walled City Park, please feel free to contact.

If YOU want to have a easy and enjoyable guided private tour at the Kowloon Walled City Park, please browse the Kowloon private tour webpage.

 

 

 

 

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