Insight Into Heart of Hong Kong
Duration: 4 hours
Tour Code: hkg-001
Explore the many ways in which Hong Kong is still in touch with its age-old traditions of yesterday during this intriguing tour of the city.
Depart the pier for the drive to Hong Kong's Western District. Upon arrival, you will explore its historic past. As you stroll past the dried seafood and Chinese herb shops, you will see old traditions that remain vibrant to this day. From here, you will continue on to the Central District, the bustling financial heart of Hong Kong, where modern landmarks and towers of steel and glass symbolize the city's enormous successes over the years.
On Wing Lok Street, you will pass by specialty shops selling ginseng, and on Des Voeux Road West, abalone, scallops and other exotic dried seafood items can be purchased from street vendors. Strolling down Ko Shing Street, the wholesale center of Hong Kong's thriving herbal medicine trade, a wide selection of herbal medicines and shops can be found. Next, you will see the antique and curio shops on Hollywood Road before visiting the Man Mo Temple. One of Hong Kong's oldest and most famous temples, Man Mo is named after the God of War and God of Literature. Afterward, you will stop by an authentic Hong Kong-style café, a favorite local hangout, for a cup of English tea or local coffee accompanied by a famous egg custard tartlet.
Your tour will conclude with an 8-minute ride aboard the Star Ferry. As you ride between the Central District and Tsim Sha Tsui, you will take in panoramic views of both sides of the fabled Victoria Harbor.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, and several steps.