A Pilgrimage to the Site of Kowloon Walled City

A monument to Kowloon Walled City.

On my third trip to Hong Kong 香港 I made a pilgrimage to the site of the legendary Kowloon Walled City. Almost nothing remains of the city apart from the Yamen, sanitized and restored to its Qing Dynasty appearance, and this modest monument. It is hard to imagine that this small plot of land was once home to some 33,000 people, a temporary autonomous zone of vast proportions.

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