After the first four days’ trip, you have already seen the most important attractions of Hong Kong. Here we list the rest of important attractions in Hong Kong. You can choose to visit one/some of them according to your preferences.
Repulse Bay and Stanley Market
Repulse Bay is not close to downtown area and the most convenient way to go to Repulse Bay is by bus. The ride from Exchange Square to Repulase Bay will take about one hour. Repulse Bay is also an upscale residence area that lots of rich people and celebrities of Hong Kong are living here. It is a precious quite place in a metropolitan city like Hong Kong. Don’t forget your towel and your swimming trunks if you want to stay for a swim and/or sunbath.
Furthermore, make sure to stop by Tin Hau Temple – another famous attraction nearby Repulse Bay and is dedicated to protectors of the fishermen. There are two big statues of Tin Hau and Kwun Yum as well as a Chinese style garden leading down to the beach. Make sure to cross the little bridge. It is said your life will be prolonged for three more days each time you cross the bridge.
Also take a look at the nearby Stanley Market. It is one of the most visited street markets of Hong Kong Street Markets and lots of travel agencies will bring their customers here. There has a 160-year old Murray House and an old Blake Pier, which were originally situated in Central and are relocated here by Hong Kong government.
In the West of Central you will encounter Hong Kong’s colorful street life. Western Market is a historic declared monument and Edwardian-style building. Inside are a few stores and stalls. If you haven’t had your breakfast or feel for a snack you might want to take a look inside, but it’s not really worthwhile to spend your time unless you are interested in architecture or want to try one of Hong Kong’s typical desserts.
Right next to the Western Market is the old tram terminus and if you want to discover Hong Kong by tram “Ding Ding”, this is a good starting point.
Ginseng and Bird’s Nest Street/ Dried Seafood Street/ Herbal Medicine Street
Walk along Morrison Street and turn on Wing Lok Street until you hit Des Voeux Road West and turn left. Take a turn on Ko Shing Street and turn right on Bonham Strand West Street. This short loop will take you through Hong Kong’s “medical and medicine” streets which are in the surrounding area of the Western Market. These roads are better known as [Ginseng and Bird’s Nest Street] (Wing Lok Street), [Dried Seafood Street] (Des Voeux Road West) and [Herbal Medicine Street] (Ko Shing Street). You will encounter lots of small shops selling everything from dried seafood, lizards, starfish and many other Chinese medicines and you will find really rare and expensive items there such as abalones, herbal items, birds nest or shark fins.
If you are pressed for time you can skip the loop – although we recommend it, since is an integral part of Hong Kong’s history, culture and society. Walk along Bonham Strand West Street and turn right into Possession Street.
Hollywood Road and Upper Lascar Row (Antiques Streets)
Hollywood Road is close to above streets. This Road connects the Western District to Central and is well-known for selling Chinese antiques – or as locals call is “the Antiques Street”. Parallel to Hollywood Road is Upper Lascar Row. Often referred as “Cat Street”, Upper Lascar Row is another shopping street selling antiques, reproduction, second-hand stuff and all different kind of junks. If you are looking for collectables or some affordable and unique “Chinese” souvenirs this might be the place for you.
Man Mo Temple
If you have been already in Central and never been to any temples in Hong Kong, you may consider to visit the famous Man Mo Temple. Man Mo Temple is not as large as Wong Tai Sin Temple, but still worthwhile to take a look. Embedded in surroundings of high-rising buildings and skyscrapers this temple seems to be the last remaining peaceful spot in Hong Kong.
Walk along Hollywood Road until you arrive at the mid-level escalators. The mid-level escalators are with 800m length the longest covered escalators in the world and connect Des Voeux Road to Conduit Road in the Mid-levels. Be aware that the escalators operate one-way downhill from 6am-10am in the morning and uphill from 10am-midnight. Try to avoid using it before 9am. There are too many people rushing to work and no fun taking it. If you want to travel the whole length you need to calculate 20-25minutes one way. Btw…if you bought an Octopus card for the MTR…there is a fare saver terminal on half the way…just swipe your card over it and enjoy a discount for your next ride on the MTR from Central.
Shopping in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is considered as the Shopping Heaven. So if you have any free time, you can decide to do some shopping in some large shopping malls or choose some shopping malls which is close to your planned trip. We have articles talking about Hong Kong Shopping Malls in details.
Make a Tailor-Made Shirts
Since you stay in Hong Kong for five days or above, maybe you will have interest to make a tailor-made suits or shirts in Hong Kong. The reputations of Hong Kong’s tailors are well-known around world and the legacy of colonialism plus the thriving demand from the financial and business sector makes Hong Kong a very competitive place to purchase tailor-made suits.
Relax yourself in a Spa
After the first two days, you must be exhausted by all the walking and sightseeings. Why not consider to take a spa and relax yourself. Some of the world’s best spas are located in Hong Kong and you almost can find spas and massage saloons everywhere around Hong Kong.
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