Explore Hong Kong like a Local – Experience the City’s Fines Wonders

Hong Kong is described as the place where East meets West, due to the strong mainly Cantonese roots as well as the city’s British-colonial heritage. There’s so much to see and do in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Skyline | Image Credit - Diliff, , CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikipedia Commons

Hong Kong Skyline | Image Credit – Diliff, , CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikipedia Commons

Climb a Mountain

Many would discover to their surprise that Hong Kong is a fairly mountainous region, and a mini hiking-expedition is a great way to start off your day. Lantau Peak is one of the best mountains to tackle, and boasts some exceptional places to catch the sunrise. There are 5 star hotels in Hong Kong within easy reach of Lantau Peak, such as The Murray, Hong Kong.

Enjoy a Traditional Hong Kong Breakfast

The cuisine of Hong Kong is unique but I’m sure you would find it familiar and comforting in many ways as well. Hong Kong cuisine is heavily influenced by both Cantonese and Western styles, with the latter concerning predominantly British influences. Establishments such as Australia Dairy Company are renowned as breakfast hotspots.

Visit ‘Poho’

Situated west of the iconic SoHo area is the lesser known district of Po Hing Fong, also known as ‘PoHo’. This is where you can explore a lot of Hong Kong’s uniquely creative industries such as art galleries, hip cafés and restaurants as well as many vintage buildings.

Sail on an Antique Vessel

Hong Kong’s sea-faring history is legendary, and you can experience what it’s like to sail on a vintage ‘junk’, through many entities such as Aqua Luna.

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Experiences that are a Must Try, When you’re in – One of the Best Shopping Destinations in Hong Kong

Neon lights and busy boutiques is what meet your eyes at Mong Kok, one of Hong Kong’s best shopping destinations. Pay a visit and shop till you drop at their mega markets!

1. Ladies Market

 

Gentlemen don’t be discouraged; Ladies Market is not just for ladies-it’s open for all! In addition to so called “ladies items” such as jewellery and accessories, this market features lots of Hong Kong-style souvenirs, stylish clothing, traditional Chinese handicrafts, and lovely gadgets. There are a lot of nice hotels in Kowloon, Hong Kong nearby such as Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong, so you can enjoy some good rest after crazy day of shopping here.

2. Sneakers Street

 

Need some new kicks? Head over to Sneakers Street! Originally known as Fa Yuen Street, Sneakers Street is so named because there are so many sneaker shops sprawled along the street. At first the street only sold shoes belonging to local brands but after 1980’s, boutiques belonging to international sneaker brands like Adidas and Nike, started popping up. So, you can find the latest shoe styles here.

 

3. Sai Yeung Choi Street

 

Find everything from hi-tech gadgets, trendy clothing, cosmetics, luxurious jewellery, and many street food stalls at Sai Yeung Choi Street.

4. Flower Market

 

Mostly busy during the Chinese New Year, the Flower Market in Mong Kok is blooming with exotic flowers from all colours and aromas.

5. Goldfish Market

 

They say old friends are gold. Buy yourself a friend that’ll always remain gold at Mong Kok’s Gold Fish Market! In addition to gold fish you can find other little critters being sold here ranging from other pet fish, turtles, spiders, frogs, and even snakes!

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.

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Sightseeing in Wan Chai – More than Grey Buildings and Neon Lights

There’s more to Wan Chai than what meets the eye. Go on Hong Kong sightseeing tours to this bustling metropolitan area and you’ll have a wonderful time!

Times Square

Located by a MTR Causeway Bay Station exit, Times Square is the largest shopping mall in the district. There are 230 stores here that comprise of local and international brands selling everything from fashion to accessories, toys, electronics and what not. The mall is such a big attraction that some hotels like Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong provide daily shuttle bus services to this shopper’s paradise. In addition to the boutiques, Times Square also has about 20 restaurants serving top-grade Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Western food.

 

 

The Wan Chai Heritage Trail

A great way to discover the splendorous past of the city, The Wan Chai Heritage Trail is divided into two parts, cultural and architectural. Lasting for two hours, the trail has a total of 15 stops and some of the sites you see include the Blue House, Nam Koo Terrace, Hung Shing Temple, Wan Chai Market and Pak Tai Temple, to name a few.

 

Exhibitions at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center

A true symbol of the city, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center hosts spectacular exhibitions throughout the year that are dedicated to a variety of fields such as photography, art, literature and fashion. The architecture of the centre is striking and reminds one of the Sydney Opera House.

 

 

Picnic at Tamar Park

The best place to unwind with nature, the Tamar Park is designed with the concept of ‘perpetual green’. This 180,000 square meter park is great for leisurely strolls and picnics under the lush canopy of trees. The views of the Victoria Harbor from here, is simply gorgeous!

 

 

Dim Sum

Your visit to Wan Chai is not complete without trying out its most popular food, Dim Sum. There are plenty of restaurants such as Fook Lam Moon and Guo Fu Lou that sell delicious Dim Sum- so don’t forget!

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.

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