“Terrific historical site, but perhaps more important for what it was, not what it is”
The Kowloon Walled City was a diplomatic anachronism: a city block that was part of the People's Republic of China when all around it was British-run Hong Kong. As well as producing diecast metal toys and ceramics, it had the most unlicensed dentists in the whole of Hong Kong, not to mention organised crime and all the other splendours of the unsanctioned economy.
Obviously, there wasn't space for that in the 21st century, and the Walled City itself was razed, to be replaced by this very pleasant park, definitely worth a walk if you're in the vicinity. It's hard to understand why you'd be up here at random because it's not one of the obvious tourism must-sees, but you'd be missing out if you didn't come here. As well as a charming topiary dragon and 12 statues of the zodiacal animals, it offers a chance for some peace and quiet, which in Hong Kong is a rare commodity.
Plus, where else can you go in the world that used to be a hive of unregulated dental technicians?
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