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Tour of Hong Kong (Red Subway Line)

I recently went to Hong Kong over winter break. This is a tiny tour of one subway line out of the various lines in Hong Kong that people can visit. The red subway line contains one of the most famous tourist attractions. Choose your station and follow the directions depending on where you want to visit:

From the airport …

Take the red subway line (Tseun Wan Line)

Mongkok… go to Line 1

  • Major shopping area, streets filled with markets, restaurants, food stalls, and residential units
  • Many unique local stores and restaurants
  • One of the busiest districts in the world

 

Tsim Sha Tsui… go to Line 2

  • Urban area in Kowloon
  • Major tourist hub many high-end shops and restaurants that cater to tourists, many museums

 

  1. Streets (amazing food stalls!)… go to Line 3

   Markets… go to Line 5

   Shopping Mall and More Sophisticated Places… Line 7

 

  1. The Avenue of Stars… go to Line 4

   Kowloon Park… go to Line 6

   Star Ferry Pier… go to Line 8

   Harbour City… go to Line 9

 

  1. Street Food (HK speciality)*- scattered on all streets
  • Traditional and innovative Hong Kong-style foods, including fish balls, takoyaki, stinky tofu, bubble tea, shumai, turnip cake

   Temple Street Night Market-

  • Everyday after sun sinks, numerous traders, street performers and fortune tellers gather in the bustling market
  • Nice spot to experience local culture and traditional craftsmanship, as well buy lots of souvenirs, including antiques, jade, clothing, tea ware, and electronic gadgets

   Fa Yuen Street-

  • Cheap and cool gadgets
  • Nicknamed Sneaker Street: many famous brands, rare and limited editions

   Sai Yeung Choi Street-

  • Many shops, malls, and restaurant
  • Lovely cosmetics, beautiful clothing, hi-tech gadgets, luxurious jewelry, and lots of great restaurants and street food stalls

 

  1. The Avenue of Stars-
  • Scenic walk, located next to breathtaking Victoria Harbour… got to Line 10
  • Along avenue, can see HK movie industry (numerous celebrity handprints, descriptive milestones, movie memorabilia, and commemorative plaques)
  • Bronze statue of the cartoon character, MuDull, and a life sized statue of Bruce Lee

 

  1. Ladies Market-
  • Most characteristic pedestrian streets
  • HK-style souvenirs, traditional Chinese handicrafts, stylish clothing, and lovely gadgets, cute stuffed animals and toys for children

  Flower Market-

  • Many kinds of flowers can be found, flower vendors friendly and hospitable
  • Extremely bustling during Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year

 

  1. Kowloon Park-
  • One of best HK parks
  • Go on a relaxing walk with abundance of plants & greenery
  • Many recreational activities: swimming, birdwatching, football

 

  1. Langham Place Shopping Mall-
  • Sophisticated interior design, cool decorations, spacious and trendy
  • Fashion brand stores, fine restaurants, and a cinema

  The Sky Bar (13th level of Langham Place Mall) –

  • Serves brilliant cocktails, wine and fine seafood and Western-style bar snacks
  • Popular fresh and sweet oysters imported from six countries
  • Regular live music

 

  1. Star Ferry Pier (+852 2367 7065)
  • Star ferries carrying people from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island to 1880s
  • Great close-up view of harbor
  • Significant aspect of HK culture

 

  1. Harbour City-
  • Shoppers’ paradise, largest & most diverse mall in HK
  • saturated with over 450 shops, 50 restaurants, 2 cinemas, 3 hotels, and an incredibly luxurious private club

 

  1. Victoria Harbour-
  • Symphony of Lights Show
    • Night multimedia show involving more than 40 buildings on both sides of harbour
    • “World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show” by Guinness World Records
    • Colored lights, laser beams and searchlights perform an all-round spectacle synchronized to music and narration
    • Celebrates energy, spirit, and diversity
    • Free for public enjoyment and no admission ticket is required
  • Many cruises including Sunset Cruise and Symphony of Lights Harbour Cruise

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