Amidst the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, there are several easy-to-get-to walks that allow you to unwind and reflect on the beauty of the city.
If you’re visiting H.K. for a short time, this is one of the must-sees.
Aside from a walk on The Peak, taking a ride on the Star Ferry is another must while visiting Hong Kong. If you’re a tourist on a tight schedule, chances are you’ll only be able to take the ride once. When it’s time to board you need to know which seats will give you the [...]
If you had just one day to show people Hong Kong, where would you take them? Here’s my top secret one-day tour!
I’ve only been to the big Buddha, one of Hong Kong‘s top tourist attractions once. The last time was after no sleep on January first several years ago and I found the place over-rated. Commonly referred to as “the big Buddha,” the official name is the Tian Tan Buddha Statue. The big Buddha is located [...]
Since the last three days have been particularly clear, I decided to walk up to Victoria Peak, Hong Kong’s number one tourist destination. Normal people get there by taking a taxi, bus, minibus, or the famous Peak Tram, but I enjoy the exercise! I’ve been up here countless times already and it’s still a wonder [...]
Closed for renovations for about a year, the harbor-front observation deck in Tsim Sha Tsui recently reopened. The structure is a one-story high elevated walkway located directly in front of the Cultural Center. It offers unobstructed views of Hong Kong Island’s breathtaking skyline directly across the harbor. I happened to be early to meet a [...]
Two of my favorite places to take tourists are the Flower Market and Bird Market in Prince Edward. It’s easy to get there and interesting to check out (ha! Even my friend who is allergic to flowers had a good time!) To get there, take the MTR (subway) to Prince Edward Station. (The station is [...]
One of my favorite scenic sections of Hong Kong, the waterfront promenade in Tsim Sha Tsui, finally reopened after a few years of renovations. The walk begins at the Star Ferry terminal, and continues towards Tsim Sha Tsui East. Strolling along the harbor you are treated to breathtaking views of the skyscrapers of Hong Kong [...]
Last weekend I was showing around some friends and I took them to the Temple Street Night Market that begins in Jordan and ends in the Yaumatei neighborhood of Kowloon. The night market is a must for tourists. It’s easily accessible by taking the MTR to Jordan station and walking a few blocks west on [...]
I’ve mentioned the MTR in several of my previous posts. The MTR (Mass Transit Railway,) is Hong Kong’s subway system that stretches to 53 stations and is used by over 2.4 million people each day. Every car is extremely clean, air-conditioned, well lit, and completely safe. They are likewise graffiti free, although they are occasionally [...]