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10 places to explore in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an incredible place, full of iconic views and strong contrasts between the urban jungle and the remote areas offering a short break from the overwhelming buzz. Let me share with you a list of ten places in Hong Kong that include a mix of top attractions and lesser-known but very interesting spots that you might want to explore.

1. Victoria Peak

A trip up to the Peak is a must. Looking down at the Victoria Harbour from this famous vantage point is a great experience and lets you snap that famous panorama of Hong Kong. You can take the Peak Tram that departs from its terminus on Garden Road or opt for a cheaper and quicker option of taking a bus from Central (Exchange Square). Either way the views are spectacular. (Nearest MTR: Central)

Victoria Harbour, a view from the Peak

Victoria Harbour, a view from the Peak

2. Avenue of Stars

The Avenue of Stars in Kowloon pays tribute to Bruce Lee and other big names from the Hong Kong’s film industry. Feel the Hollywood of the East vibe and do not be surprised by the crowds of tourists wanting to take a selfie with their favourite actors or directors. (Nearest MTR: East Tsim Sha Tsui)

The Avenue of Stars

The Avenue of Stars

3. Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

Just round the corner from the Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade is a perfect place to walk along the waterfront and enjoy a great view of the city. (Nearest MTR: East Tsim Sha Tsui)

Wan Chai, a view from Victoria Harbour

Wan Chai, a view from Victoria Harbour

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Hong Kong – Look Left

A visual mix

British influence on the urban landscape of Hong Kong is hardly surprising and saying that it reminded me a lot of London is probably like stating the obvious but I cannot run away from this comparison. Sorry! Left-hand side traffic, double-decker buses, some familiar signage mixed with bilingual typography and Asian design. Whenever I was walking down Nathan Road it felt like if I was on Oxford Street. Despite occasional glancing at few shopping displays I was still moving faster than any bus out there. Sounds familiar?

Look left

Look left

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