Historic Walking Areas in Hong Kong

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Historic Walking Areas in Hong Kong

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  • fire-tower
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    Visited Avenue of Stars on a rainy Saturday evening. Avenue of Stars is originally modelled on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and many of the Hong Kong’s entertainment stars are immortalised through their handprints and statues. The promenade was crowded when we visited, some sitting on the benches chatting while others were taking the obligatory photographs and soaking in the atmosphere. Not expecting much before we arrived, we actually enjoyed looking at the various memorabilia.
    Written 8 July 2024
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,735 contributions
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    This is a feature street market in Mongkok located just north of Prince Edward West Road, around a 5 minute walk from both Prince Edward and the Mongkok East MTR Stations. The Mongkok Flower Market has dozens of shops and is worth seeing anytime of of the year. However, it is particularly interesting now during the Chinese New Year season.

    At this time of year, the flower market is thriving with shops and added stalls filled with seasonal flowers, plants and decorations. You'll be able to see daffodils, orchids, chrysanthemums and holiday specials including Narcissus, peonies, kumquat (mandarin orange) plants, bamboo shoots, colourful willow stems and cherry blossom stems amongst others.

    Do expect crowds when you plan to visit the Flower Market but especially during the Chinese New Year - to a point of being uncomfortable in the evenings and weekends. As such, consider midday weekday visits during CNY when things are more manageable and its easier to take pictures.
    Written 26 January 2022
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  • AngelaD17
    Tuggeranong, Australia57 contributions
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    The Ping Shan Heritage Trail in the New Territories gives relief from the crowds if you're staying in HK long enough to have covered the touristy bits and are interested in history. Go to the Tourist Info Office at the Kowloon side Star Ferry and ask for the free information sheet and map to guide you through the trail. You take the MTR to Tin Shui Wai station Exit E. The trail is easy to find and easy to walk. It has historic buildings, some of which are in a bad state, but still worth seeing. I was fascinated by the remains of the 200 year old wall which originally enclosed the village: the bricks are of various shapes, sizes and colours. The ancestral halls were built in the 13th and 16th centuries. There is a cafe in the village (I didn't go in) and reasonably clean loos in the market square. If you're interested in history and a 'different' HK experience my advice is not to miss this, but don't go if you're only there for the bright lights and shopping.
    Written 27 March 2018
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  • J&S_Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore5,282 contributions
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    Dropping by Central and having nice stroll along the various street has always been a ritual for us whenever we dropped by HK. Exploring the F&B outlets and the various unique Landmark always make one appreciate the culture & history of the area much more. It was Pottinger Street recently we spent much time on in the recent trip. The street was originally on the slope between Queen's Road Central and Hollywood Road but it has since “expanded” from the junction of Hollywood Road in Central to part of Connaught Road. The historic small street is made of large stone slabs, the high and low stone paved road is so famous that the commonly used Chinese name of Pottinger Street translates as “Stone Slab Street”!
    Not too much of a challenge for most even if the street is paved unevenly by granite stone steps, but best be equipped with comfy shoes definitely help. and is a popular venue for photo shoots and movie scenes. The iconic street are lined on both sides with many old shops and stalls and throngs of tourists and passers-by like to explore. Several of the shops here are still the old wooden kiosks, selling mainly souvenirs and fancy-dress costumes, making this a favorite spot for Halloween shopping. The offering of outrageous outfits and popular masks make it to visit for any occasion.
    The plus-point is that the street is smack in Central so one can pair it with a watering session at LKF or even food therapy at the various F&B nearby

    Written 9 August 2023
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  • Irish Z
    Hong Kong, China18 contributions
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    If you are a local or not, this place would leave you in awe! Isolated and very quiet this beach is located in Sai Kung East Country Park and could be reached either by taxi to the dam then a quick hike or hiring a boat to take you. We camped here a few times and it could get packed but still had our own private space. Waking up in the morning was very much worth it as we got to see the sunrise. Make sure to bring enough food and water as they don't have any shops you could buy amenities. The toilet is shared and quite smelly but that's the only downside of it. Would totally recommend this to everyone coming to HK!
    Written 11 November 2021
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  • JanLinksGroningen
    Groningen, The Netherlands1,303 contributions
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    Nice stairway. Lovely neighborhood, lovely shops And horeca. Man mo tempel is nice. So this is a must see in Hong Kong!!
    Written 21 August 2018
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China5,824 contributions
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    ...which has some superb restaurants, bars and shops. Taco Tuesday at 11 Westside or Little Creatures, oysters at Shoreditch or getting beers to go from Tramline
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • DipuKV
    Pune, India3,125 contributions
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    Statue Square, located next to the Central Station gate and opposite the iconic HSBC building, is a nice spot for relaxation & clicks.
    Written 21 June 2024
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,735 contributions
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    Green Hub is a project by the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Gardens and makes use of the historic Old Tai Po Police Station on Wan Tau Kok Lane in Tai Po. It is an endeavour which sponsors sustainable and low-carbon living while managing and maintaining this Grade I Historic Building (2021). Opening hours are 10am to 5pm daily (Closed on Tuesdays).

    At Green Hub, visitors can participate in scheduled tours through their website or independently visit the Old Tai Po Police Department exhibition rooms, Coop Store and Eat Well Canteen. They offer a host of programmes and workshops for schools, groups, families and individuals on green living and life as well. All is described well on the Green Hub for those interested.

    Visits to Green Hub are free for the public. During my recent visit, a kind host explained the Green Hub objectives and briefed on what areas of the heritage attraction I could visit. Then, they leave you on your own to explore the Old Tai Po Police Department, which was restored to its near original state in recent years and makes for an enjoyable historic attraction to visit and explore.

    Note: It is also worth making a visit to the Old District Office North which is just above the Old Tai Po Police Station. While you can't enter that historic building, you can enter the grounds and walk around it, enjoying the stately and impressive red brick exterior and early 20th-century colonial architecture.
    Written 3 December 2021
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,943 contributions
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    Cheung Chau Island is an easy and popular day trip from Hong Kong. The main streets alongside the ferry terminal are the best point for starting to explore this lovely, old-world fishing village. Pak She Praya St is the main road running beside the harbour. No cars are allowed so it feels more like a promenade. The colourful harbour is filled with small fishing boats. Along the way you will see trays of fish and shrimp lined up to dry in the sun and large, open tanks of fresh fish, crabs and razor sit outside local seafood restaurants.
    For those who are interested to look in the streets in this area, you’ll find shops selling traditional dried foods and herbal medicines, takeaway stalls selling giant fishballs on sticks, waffles and giant slices of frozen watermelon or mango.
    Cheung Chau is one of the more developed islands and alongside traditional shops, you will also find a range of local boutiques selling trinkets, clothing, hats and jewellery as well as cheap and cheerful souvenir shops. There are some interesting local crafts and designers as well like Island Origin T-shirts, MyArts and the BnB Creative Workshop.
    Written 3 August 2021
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China20,278 contributions
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    This is supposed to be a major highlight of the Ping Shan Heritage Trail. The family institution of the Tang clan in the area, the Tang Ancestral Hall is a showcase of traditional Cantonese architecture. Unfortunately it is closed to public due to political conflict between local villagers and the government.
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,735 contributions
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    With the pandemic now over, the streets of Hong Kong are quickly filling with locals and tourists alike. One place that is busier on weekends now but mostly with locals, is Tai Ping Shan Street in Sheung Wan.

    Tai Ping Shan Street is perhaps HK's most successful gentrification endeavour to date. Over the past 10 years, it has become a cool place with loads of coffee shops, cute cafes, art galleries, lifestyle shops and the likes. On weekends, there is a real buzz in the neighbourhood with many people taking up outdoor seating to enjoy the atmosphere, especially on days when we have pleasant weather.

    There is street art scene in the area in the area (inc. Square Street and Tank Lane), a few small but interesting temples as well as interesting history related to the Bubonic Plaque outbreak that started in this area in 1894. The neighbourhood is part of Sheung Wan and easy to pass through and visit when spending time in the area.
    Written 21 March 2023
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China5,824 contributions
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    …which packs a LOT into the (approximately) 7 x 7 streets’ grid which comprises the main area. In particular, the Indian and Japanese restaurants and small, cool beer bars are worth seeking out. Even though Second Draft has moved away, the cocktail bar above and local street food will always keep people coming back. All mixed in with some mixed housing and always busy garages, of course! For HK residents, it’s somewhere worth visiting every so often to see what’s news and for visitors, it’ll encapsulate lots of what they were hoping for from Hong Kong in such a small patch, both aesthetically and atmospherically.
    Written 12 November 2022
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  • fire-tower
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    Have not been back to Li Yuen Street (East and West) for many years, and decided to pop by on a Monday late morning. The street market is no longer as interesting compared to the past, in terms of the wares being offered. There are a couple of souvenir stores, thrift stores and eateries operating from the physical shops. Worth a visit if you have some time to spare in the Central area.
    Written 8 July 2024
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