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Nathan Road - A Popular Shopping and Dining Destination in Hong Kong

Nathan Road - Kowloon, Hong KongNathan Road is a 3.6 km main thoroughfare in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is a busy street lined with shops and dining establishments that are popular among both locals and tourists. It starts just below Boundary Street in Mongkok and continues all the way to Tsim Sha Tsui's waterfront.

This road was used to be called Robinson Road, after the 5th governor of Hong Kong, but was renamed because there was a similarly-named street in Hong Kong Island. The current name pays homage to the 13th governor of the city, Sir Matthew Nathan, who served from 1904 to 1907.

With some sections completed in 1861, Nathan Road is the oldest road in Kowloon. After the Second World War, Nathan Road became known as the Golden Mile, because of the numerous neon signs that advertise the establishments. That name that is now rarely used. At night, the road resemble New York City's Times Square due to the lighted neon signs.

Nathan Road is a popular shopping destination and shops selling all sorts of merchandise, from fashion to electronics, abound. Many stores remain open until midnight so you can shop late into the night.

Other attractions in the area are the dining establishments offering a variety of dishes from local cuisine to more international flavors. Restaurants range from fine dining to the more casual fast food chains. some hole in the wall eateries may not offer the most fancy ambiance but the food can be real gems.

Other notable tourist attractions near Nathan Road include include Kowloon Park, the former Kowloon British School (a "declared monument"), The ONE shopping mall and the magnificent Peninsula Hotel.

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