West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade

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West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade
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West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade (traditional Chinese: 西九龍海濱長廊; simplified Chinese: 西九龙海滨长廊) is a promenade running alongside Victoria Harbour on reclamed land west of Kwun Chung on the Kowloon peninsula of Hong Kong.[1] It opened to the public on 17 September 2005.[2]

The promenade starts at the junction of Nga Cheung Road (雅翔道) and Austin Road West, outside the toll gate leading to the Western Harbour Crossing.

As the West Kowloon Cultural District project has remained stagnant after a long debate, the Hong Kong Government constructed a promenade on unused reclamed land. The promenade is decorated with pillars of wind chimes and illuminated paintings as well as calligraphy invarious styles.

Specialties[edit]

Timber Boardwalk[edit]

The 700 metres (2,300 ft) section along the shore is covered with wooden strips made from construction waste.

Dragon of Lanterns[edit]

There are seventy 4-metre (13 ft) high triangular lighting towers on the 1-kilometre (0.62 mi) "Dragon of Lanterns" . Wind chimes are hung at the top of the lighting towers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeWolf, Christopher "9 Hong Kong tourist traps -- for better or worse" CNN Go. 27 October 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-03
  2. ^ LCSD:West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade

Coordinates: 22°18′05″N 114°09′18″E / 22.3013°N 114.1550°E / 22.3013; 114.1550