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When the British returned after the war, the Walled City remained notorious for drugs, vice and many things shady and criminal.
When the British returned after the war, the Walled City remained notorious for drugs, vice and many things shady and criminal. Here, triad gangs operated alongside dodgy dentists and refugees escaping the cultural revolution. In 1987, after so many years of being beyond the reach of the law, the colonial government, in consultation with the Beijing authorities, made the bold decision to raze the place to the ground. Sadly, the park that remains is very tame in comparison to its distinctive history, but it does offer a few clues and remnants from its colourful past.
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This is where many people ask for divine guidance by a practice known as kau cim, a practice that has all but disappeared in mainland China
Built in the 1950s, the Shek Kip Mei Estate is one of the few remaining places where you can grasp the living conditions of Hong Kong during the 50s and 60s
With over 100 stalls of bargain clothing, accessories and souvenirs, the Ladies' Market on Also known as Tung Choi Street, it is a one-kilometre stretch with clothing and accessories on sale for women of all ages
Tomb from the Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25 - 220) discovered in 1955
The permanent exhibition covers the history of Hong Kong from millions of years ago until the reunification with China in 1997
Large museum with many interactive exhibits including an energy machine and an airplane
The Temple Street Night Market encompasses a block of streets in Kowloon barricaded at the end of each day with stalls selling almost anything until midnight
For those with a serious interest in Chinese culture, this might appeal to you as one of Hong Kong's best museums