Until 1898, the extent of the British colony was Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula as far north as Boundary Street. The name Kowloon translates into English as “Nine Dragons” and is derived from the surrounding ring of eight major hills. So, why Nine Dragons? The story is that the ninth dragon represents the last emperor of the Song Dynasty who took refuge here in his flight from the advancing Mongols. Today it is main urban area and since the closure of the old Kai Tak airport has seen a significant increase in the number of high-rise buildings.
This is a Taoist temple and one of the best known in Hong Kong. It is always full if life, colour – and people! It is considered to be the place to have one's fortune told; Just shake the yarrow sticks and then consult one of the many fortune tellers for the interpretation. Answers almost guaranteed!
For a city that is based on trading, it is not surprising that markets abound. Many, of course, cater to local communities primarily for foodstuffs, but others offer a wider variety. Fa Yuen Street is one of these where one can buy an amazing range of goods at very reasonable prices. It even has a section close by specialising in selling goldfish—an essential element for good feng shui—and other exotic animals. Unlike the better known Ladies Street and Temple Street markets, this market is not intended mainly for tourists.
Hong Kong has a very proud history of film-making and the Garden of Stars pays tribute to the people who made it all happen. Have a photograph of yourself performing martial arts mimicking the statue of Bruce Lee or comparing your handprint to that of Jackie Chan.
A harbour cruise on the refurbished Chinese junk, Aqualuna, is a relaxing break an an opportunity to appreciate the unique the beauty of Victoria Harbour in old-style elegance. Drinks and snacks are available on board.
At the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui the former Marine Police Headquarters has been reinvigorated into a luxury shopping and fine-dining area while still preserving the characteristics of the Victorian architecture and the iconic Time Ball Tower.
Each tour lasts for up to 5 hours. The recommended start time is 0930, but this is flexible to suit your needs.
The price per tour for 2 to 3 people: HK$2,800.
Solo travellers, please ask for special discount.
Additional guests: HK$650 each. Children 11 and under HK$100 for Aqualuna ticket
Extra hours: HK$500 per hour
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