Off the Beaten Path: Kwun Tong

觀塘:別開生面

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If you're looking to explore somewhere less tourist-y that shows a more authentic side of the 852, then Kwun Tong is the place to go. The centre of salt production dating back to the late 1200s, Kwun Tong was later developed as Hong Kong's first new town in the 1950s, becoming an industrial area home to the working class. As with old urban industrial districts in various cities, the area has now emerged as a haven for artists, musicians and other creatives on entrepreneurial ventures, with attractions secreted behind its landscape of gritty buildings.

如果你想到一個少遊客、又能顯示香港最真一面的地方,觀塘是首選。在1200年代末,觀塘是個產鹽區,至1950年代,發展成為香港首個新市鎮,也是勞動階層工作的工業區。一如其他城市的舊工業區,今時今日,觀塘已成為藝術家、音樂家及其他創意企業家的天堂,在櫛比鱗次的簡陋工廈內隱藏著迷人的一面。

Kwun Tong Ferry Pier 觀塘碼頭

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