Senior Travel in KowloonEdit This
Kowloon, better known as the land of 9 dragons, is a city in the northern peninsula of Hong Kong. It is noted as a natural and cultural getaway spot for tourists – especially senior citizens. The calm surroundings, medical centers and comfortable facilities for senior travelers in the city have made Kowloon a sought-after location for older tourists. Here is a helpful Kowloon senior travel guide to help senior travelers get acquainted with spots and services that are of interest to them.
Kowloon Park is a spacious area with swimming pools, walking aisles and gardens. It is an often coveted zone for a quick escape from the hustle of Kowloon city. Although this park is not so sophisticated as the other modern parks in the city, it is nevertheless a spic-n-span and well-maintained natural retreat. As a result, older people who wish to take a quite stroll or simply have a quite tryst with nature flock here in the early mornings and evenings.
The ponds are decked with mallards, ducks, and storks. On Bird Lake you can spot some wonderful species of birds that inhabit this region all around the year. Banyan Court, on the other hand, offers a wonderful venue for the senior citizens to play chess.
If you are an older tourist in Kowloon, you can get some concessions for traveling in a Kowloon government bus. Special discounts are offered during the Senior Citizen’s Day as well. Not just that, there are some heavy discounts on airfare on national budget carriers for senior visitors. These measures are especially encouraged by the Kowloon administration to lure senior tourists.
Hong Kong is a busy market place and all tourists who visit this business hub should keep a day aside for shopping. Many senior tourists come here not only to shop but also to walk through the busy markets in Kowloon to savor a slice of its interesting culture. The Jade Market offers not-so-expensive accessories and gifts. If you know chess, be sure to find a partner near the Tin Hau Temple to play a challenging game of Chinese chess.
Female tourists also like to shop at the Ladies Market for garments as they can bargain for a better deal. Many buy flowers from the Flower Market or check out some lovely birds in the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden.
Art and Culture District
For senior citizens keen on seeing the performing arts and cultural legacy of Hong Kong, the West Kowloon Cultural District is the perfect place to head to. Enjoy an evening in this well-preserved integrated arts reclamation by viewing one of their fascinating theatrical renditions or art exhibitions. Lay your hands on a schedule beforehand and book tickets in advance.
Apart from interesting museums and resorts, Kowloon also has many playgrounds and sports facilities just for the senior travelers.
Contributor : Sameera Kumar
January 29, 2010 change by schitti