Travelers can TIY, tour Kowloon yourselves, by the time machine KMB bus route No 2
Apart from public ferry, taking public double decker bus is another good way for travelers to TIY, tour it yourselves, in Hong Kong.
Frank the tour guide recommends Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) bus route No 2 for travelers to TIY.
This bus route starts at Star Ferry at Tsim Sha Tsui and ends at Cheung Sha Wan (So Uk Estate) Bus Terminal.
It looks like a time machine, which brings travelers back to the ancient tomb museum from the modern Kowloon.
Travelers just need to pay $4.9 Hong Kong Dollars for this bus ride.
Frank is going to show the details and things to do along the bus route for travelers in this post.
Or course besides TIY, travelers can take Frank’s easy Kowloon private car tour if travelers want to see more and do more easily in Kowloon.
KMB bus route No 2 brings travelers back to ancient tomb museum from modern Kowloon
After departing from the Star Ferry Bus Terminus and passing the 1881 Heritage and Peninsula Hotel, the KMB bus route No 2 double decker bus turns left to the Nathan Road.
Passengers can see the city’s elements of modernity and prosperity on this main road of Kowloon.
Tall buildings, star hotels, big malls, jewelry shops, crowds surround the bus on this Golden Mile.
Passengers can see the big differences when the double decker bus reaches the Lai Chi Kok Road.
As the urban renewal project is slow, there are a lot of old and short tenement buildings on both sides of the road.
On the ground floor of the buildings, there are a lot of old shops and old eateries.
The bus at last brings the passengers to the ancient tomb, Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum.
Things to do along KMB bus route No 2 for travelers
Travelers can take KMB bus route No 2 to go to Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum to see the early history of Hong Kong (alight at Po Hei Court Stop).
Archeologists could discover the old tomb because of the construction Government public housings.
Today travelers can still see different old and new public housings near the old tomb museum [alight at Cheung Sha Wan (So Uk Estate) Terminus].
On Lai Chi Kok Road, travelers can visit the Sham Shui Po Park, which was the concentration camp (see the memorial plaque below) for the Commonwealth soldiers, and see the colonial style building Sham Shui Po Police Station (alight at Sham Shui Po Park Stop).
Travelers may take a lot of photos for the old and short tenement buildings on Lai Chi Kok Road.
A lot of big flats inside have been sub-divided to be numerous tiny cubicles for earning more rentals from more tenants.
Common Hong Kong citizens are still dreaming to live in a better and bigger environment, like the restored Lui Seng Chun Building (alight at Tong Mi Road Mong Kok Stop).
At Sham Shui Po Area, there are different shopping streets for travelers to explore (alight at Shek Kip Mei Street Stop).
|Shopping streets at Sham Shui Po Area|
Yu Chau Street (Bead Street)
Ki Lung Street (Button Street)
Tai Nan Street (Leather Street)
Nam Cheong Street (Ribbon Street)
(For more details about the shopping streets, please browse Hong Kong Tourism Board Website.)
There are different markets along the route of KMB bus route No 2.
|Markets along the bus route No 2||Bus stop|
|Temple Street Night Market (souvenirs)||Nanking Street Yau Ma Tei Stop|
|Ladies Market(souvenirs, clothing)||Pitt Street Yau Ma Tei Stop|
|Fa Yuen Street Market (souvenirs, daily necessities, clothing), Flower Market, Bird Market||Bute Street Mong Kong Stop|
|Ap Liu Street Market (electronics, electrical components and related items)||Kweilin Street Sham Shui Po Stop|
There are a lot of shopping opportunities along KMB bus route No 2.
|Item||Shopping venue||Bus stop|
|Computer||Golden Computer Centre||Sham Shui Po Park Stop|
|Game||Golden Computer Arcade||Sham Shui Po Park Stop|
|Camera||Electronic Street (Sai Yeung Choi Street South)||Nelson Street Mong Kok Stop|
|Sports shoes||Sneakers Street (Fa Yuen Street)||Nelson Street Mong Kok Stop|
|Computer & game||Mongkok Computer Centre||Nelson Street Mong Kok Stop|
For dining, near the shopping street at Sham Shui Po Areas, there are new cafes and restaurants (alight at Shek Kip Mei Street Stop).
The Dragon Centre is a local shopping centre with a lot of local dining choices (alight at Sham Shui Po Park Stop).
Travelers may try the local steak of Golden Phoenix Restaurant on Lai Chi Kok Road to have a local food adventure (alight at Tong Mi Road Mong Kok Stop).
Please don’t focus on its service and environment.
The food and price there may satisfy travelers stomach.
Passengers can follow the advanced trilingual announcement system in Hong Kong’s double decker buses to alight at the right stop to go to the interesting things to do along the bus route.
See more and do more easily in Frank’s easy Kowloon private car tour
Frank the tour guide hopes the above TIY guide for taking KMB bus route No 2 can give some helps to travelers.
Of course apart from TIY Kowloon, travelers can see more and do more easily in Kowloon during Frank’s easy Kowloon private car tour.
The 4-hour private car tour covers Kowloon’s Chinese cultural highlights, Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery, Wong Tai Sin Temple etc.
Tour programme also includes local morning/afternoon tea set.
If time allows, clients get the chance to visit the market in Kowloon.
Frank hopes he can serve you you in 2021!
Private car tour for cultural highlights of Kowloon. Tour programme includes…
- English / Mandarin / Cantonese speaking private tour guide service
- Air-conditioned sightseeing car with driver
- A local dim sum / Hong Kong style tea break