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Hong-Kong Island

7th July 2013: Hong-Kong Island

Departure: 9.00 am

Return: 1.00 pm (HK airport)

For the second half-day direction Hong Kong island with these towers.

This neighborhood has constantly changed, you are transported through the time from the oldest to the newest of the city.

From the Western District of Hong Kong Island, you will discover a world of wonder where the hustle and bustle of a modern metropolis mingles with the colors of old traditions.

Among the dried seafood and Chinese herb shops, the tradition of the past is always full of life today. Then, over the promenade discovers the Hong Kong financial heart with these modern steel towers symbolizing Hong Kong’s international success.

Hong-Kong Island Map
Hong-Kong Island Map

1. Western Market and Sheung Wan Fong

It was built in 1906. It became a food market for a while before closing in 1988. Two years later, he was kept with themed shops. Unfortunately it is open from 10 am and I did not have time to wait.

2. Ginseng and Bird’s Nest Street, Dried Seafood Street

Wing Lok Street and Bonham Strand West are lined with shops specialized in the sale of traditional specialties of Chinese medicine.

Des Voeux Road West contains many specialized shops in rare and expensive varieties of dried seafood.

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3. Hollywood Road (Antique Street) and Upper Lascar Row (Cat Street)

These streets are best known for their curiosity and antique shops.

4. Man Mo Temple

One of the first traditional-style temples built during the colonial era of Hong Kong, the Man Mo Temple honors the Taoist God of Literature (Man) and God of War (Mo). The temple contains statues of Pau Kung, the God of Justice, and Shing Wong, the god of the city.

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5. SoHo

This lively little dining area takes its name from its location, which is south of Hollywood Road. It has an attractive mix of creative shops, bars and restaurants serving a wide range of international cuisine, including Nepalese, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Mexican and Chinese.

6. Duddell Street Steps and Gas Lamps

Old style lamps were built between 1875 and 1889, and are the only four remaining gas lamps in Hong Kong.

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7. Old Supreme Court Building

Opened in 1912, the former Supreme Court has been converted to house the Legislative Council Chamber in 1985.

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Special mention for the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world : Central-Mid-Levels Escalators !

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Kowloon Island

July 6th, 2013: Kowloon Island

Departure: 12.00 pm

Back: 11.00 pm

Here I arrived at the hotel (stanford hillview hotel), the visit start on the island of Kowloon and specifically at Tsim Sha Tsui (known locally as “TCT”). This is the end of the island of Kowloon.

There are a variety of chic, local and international restaurants, many large modern shopping centers, beautiful historic buildings, fascinating museums and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Last but not least, the scenic waterfront offers the best views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong skyline mesmerizing.

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1. Hillwood Soho
It is a meeting place for locals with a fun collection of bars and a selection of restaurants serving delicious Asian cuisine.

2. Knutsford Terrace and Knutsford Steps
This area is filled with people who enjoy some of the many pleasures and culinary delights of the city.

3. St Andrew
The Anglican Church has held a strong evangelical tradition for the past 100 years.

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4. The Park Lane Shopper’s Boulevard
Popular with buyers, day and night, this shopping center offers a variety of local and international brand stores.

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5. Avenue of Stars
At the Avenue of Stars you found statues and hand prints honoring the Hong Kong movie’s actors.

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6. Clock Tower
As a romantic landmark, echo the age of steam, the Clock Tower was completed in 1921 as part of the terminus of Kowloon-Canton Railway.

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7. Victoria’s Peak
You reach it by a funicular, up stunning views of Hong Kong. You must go in advance because a long queue will be there. It is best to be there for 7.00 pm at the top to watch the sunset and Hong Kong under the lights.

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8. A Symphony of Lights
The greatest show of sound and light in the world by the Guinness World Records, the show integrates more than 40 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour.

 

9. Street night market
Finally, to finish the day walking towards the street night market. Semi covered market where you will find gifts and souvenirs.

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Total cost:

  • Hotel: 80€/night
  • Dinner: 12 $HK