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Avenue of the Comic Stars in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

My first morning in Hong Kong I woke up and decided I was going to go for a walk. My mission was to find some breakfast, so I headed out on Nathan Road. Before I could stop for breakfast I found myself distracted by something across the street. There it was, a series of colorfully painted steps and cartoon characters. What was this? I had to find out.

Aveue of the Comic Stars in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

This was the closed entrance I spotted across Nathan Road. How could I not explore this?

So I crossed the street and found myself at a staired entrance to somewhere, but it was under construction and I couldn’t go in. I ventured further down Nathan Road and found another entrance, with colorful steps and different cartoon characters, ones I didn’t recognize, all lined up on the steps.

Aveue of the Comic Stars in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

Steps leading to Kowloon Park, by the Avenue of the Comic Stars.

Whatever this place was I had to go inside and check it out.

The place was Kowloon Park, and I went there three times during my 5 day visit to Hong Kong. Kowloon Park is pretty big, but not huge and has a lot of cool spots, but the first thing I saw going in was the Avenue of the Comic Stars. Similar to the Garden of the Stars (where you can see statues of Hong Kong movie stars like Bruce Lee), the Avenue of the Comic Stars features statues, but of comic book characters. Now I’ll admit I have zero knowledge about Hong Kong comics or comic characters, but this was awesome. Giant statues of cartoon penguins and super agents. How can you not love this place?

Ding Ding the Penguin created by  artist Kong Kee. With the camera and the little backpack this guy looks ready for an adventure.

Ding Ding the Penguin created by artist Kong Kee. With the camera and the little backpack this guy looks ready for an adventure.

Aveue of the Comic Stars in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

Is this selfie with Ding Ding the penguin now my personal Facebook profile picture? It sure is. Am I 5 years old? Perhaps.

Aveue of the Comic Stars in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

This is comic character Old Girl created by artist Stella So. Old or not I see she has dumplings so she’s awesome in my books.

Aveue of the Comic Stars in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

I love how they had handprints (of the comic artists, not the comic characters because that would be too weird).

Aveue of the Comic Stars in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

This is comic character Cloud created by artist Ma Wing-shing. I know I kind of gravitated toward a lot of the kids cartoon looking comic characters, but there were a variety of great and interesting characters here.

Aveue of the Comic Stars in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

A brooding selfie with comic character Andy Chan, created by artist Man Kai-ming.

Aveue of the Comic Stars in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

This is comic character Little Horse created by Artist Maggie Lau. That shovel makes me a little worried.

Aveue of the Comic Stars in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

This is comic character McDull created by artist Alice Mak. Apparently McDull had a feature length movie. He looks awesome.

Aveue of the Comic Stars in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

This cat is a comic character name Din-Dong created by Pam Hung and John Chan. I don’t know the name of the little yellow cat.

Aveue of the Comic Stars in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

A super seflie with secret agent comic character K created by artist Li Chi-tat.

Not shown, about 20 other photos of this place that I took.

Now I know some people would look at this place and think it’s super cheesy, but as soon as I saw this entrance I thought Yep, I’m gonna like Hong Kong. It was (outside the airport and taking the MTR) my first real impression of Hong Kong. Is this Hong Kong in a nutshell? Does it describe the nuances of this global city? No, probably not, but it was fun and weird and wonderful and I wish I was there again.


The Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars is located inside Kowloon Park with the entrance right on Nathan Road just north of Kimberly Road. A map of Kowloon Park is below.

Have you been to the Avenue of the Comic Stars in Kowloon Park?

4 Responses to Avenue of the Comic Stars in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

  1. Ryan Biddulph March 20, 2016 at 9:49 AM #

    Hi Alouise,

    Love that Ding Ding selfie! It’s neat how a trip to breakfast could lead to such an exciting day. All my wackiest journeys start with different intentions. Every time. Be open, ready and willing to explore bright pink places filled with colorful cartoon characters. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Ryan

    • Alouise June 19, 2016 at 2:01 AM #

      The best part of travel is those unexpected surprises (the good ones anyway). You’re right, being open to anything and ready to explore leads to the best travel days. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Hannah February 1, 2017 at 5:03 AM #

    how much is the entrance fee?

    • Alouise February 1, 2017 at 2:40 PM #

      There’s no entrance fee for the park or the Avenue of the Comic Stars, which is great.

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