King’s Park is book-ended by Mong Kok to the north, Yau Ma Tei to the west, Tsim Sha Tsui to the south and the steep slopes of Ho Man Tin to the east. Photo: Christopher DeWolf

King’s Park, Hong Kong memories: of soccer, tennis, hockey, rugby and cricket, private clubs, and a few public spaces

  • One of Kowloon’s ‘green lungs’, King’s Park is a patchwork quilt of public and private spaces, the legacy of a hands-off colonial government
  • Initially a hunting ground for army officers, its tenants include the People’s Liberation Army; 50 years ago it was a place where children grew up and ran wild
Topic |   History of Hong Kong districts

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King’s Park is book-ended by Mong Kok to the north, Yau Ma Tei to the west, Tsim Sha Tsui to the south and the steep slopes of Ho Man Tin to the east. Photo: Christopher DeWolf
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