Lives in Boynton Beach, Florida
Since May 2011
35-49 year old male
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Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
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Islands, Hiking Trails
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Quintessential Hong Kong. Surrounded by gleaming walls of glass and steel skyscrapers, busy with ferries and transport/cargo ships, this is in essence the heart of Hong Kong.
Locally known as The Peak, this mountain lies in the western half of Hong Kong Island surrounded by numerous parks and high-end real estate. Situated at 554m/1,817ft. above Victoria Harbour, this is the highest mountain on the island.
You'll either love it or hate it. This major shopping and dining thoroughfare is located on Kowloon Island. Several iconic landmarks are located on/around Nathan Road. Very popular with tourists, the streets can become very crowded. Nathan Road is more of an experience than a destination.
Located in the heart of the financial center, along the lower slope of Victoria Peak is this 20 acre green lung. Once the site of Cantonment Hill (c. 1841) and Victoria Barracks (1867-1910), today, the newly created (1991) Hong Kong Park blends modern design and facilities within a natural environment. Ponds, lakes, meandering hillside pathways and man-made waterfalls help to create this tranquil environment. A massive aviary (Hong Kong's largest) houses an elevated series of boardwalks where you will be in the company of hundreds of exotic birds. There is a multi-level greenhouse which is home to numerous exotic plants from around the world. Here, a most unusual exhibit houses towering cacti in a simulated dry desert climate, while only steps away, accessed through a narrow passageway, is an exceedingly humid world of densely packed sub-tropical plants.
Historic, iconic ferry service dating back to 1888. Best (and cheapest) way to see Victoria Harbour and its environs.
Formerly the site of the Whitfield Barracks of the British Army, this 33 acre park dates back to 1970. It contains numerous shaded walking trails, an aviary, gardens, museums, lakes and a huge public pool complex that can accommodate almost 2,000 bathers daily
Business center of Hong Kong. Countless hi-rise office towers sporting a multitude of international corporate logos. Numerous shopping arcades and streets lined with luxury retailers.
Hong Kong's answer to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Set along a promenade overlooking Victoria Harbour, Avenue of the Stars includes statues, handprints and signatures of numerous Hong Kong film professionals.
Ingenious walking system that links the city's Central and Western Districts. This is the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world. It covers over 800 meters/2,600 feet in distance and rises over 135 meters/443 feet. It consists of twenty escalators and three inclined moving walkways. It takes roughly 20 minutes to cover the entire length of the system. The escalators link several residential neighborhoods on the higher levels to the business and financial centers below. At one particular junction, the escalators even connect to an extensive elevated footbridge network - another way to traverse the city from a unique perspective. There are numerous places to stop and get off the moving walkways/escalators which is ideal as there are several places of interest along the route such as cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, markets, historical buildings and parks.
A natural island paradise, worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. The vast majority of the island is completely pristine with a diverse landscape that includes deserted beaches, protected coves, lush, sub-tropical forests and jagged mountains. With no vehicular traffic, travel is covered either on foot or by bicycle. There are dozens of walking/hiking trails that criss-cross the island passing through several traditional villages.
Located just 30 minutes from Hong Kong Central, this small island is a step back in time with its old time, sleepy fishing port/village. With no vehicles on the island, walking or cycling are the only means of transportation. Walking trails bisect the island and wind their way along the rocky coastline. A series of narrow streets make their way from the coast up into the hillier interior where squatter communities survive on primitive farming and fishing methods. Dotting the island are several small Buddhist temples, some dating back to the 1700's.
Dating back to 1864, this is one of the oldest zoological and botanical centers in the world. Located along the north slope of Victoria Peak, it occupies an area of roughly 14 acres. Inside, there are more than 1,000 species of plants, 600+ birds, 70 mammals and 40 reptiles. There are seven species-specific gardens, a massive greenhouse, animal enclosures as well as a series of interconnecting stone walking trails
17-story series of interconnected buildings that date back to 1961. Tenants include low-budget hotels/guesthouses (almost 2,000 rooms under one roof), electronics shops, mobile phone shops, clothing shops, curry restaurants, halal restaurants, sari shops, CD/DVD shops (many pirated) and foreign currency exchange booths/offices. Many of Hong Kong's ethnic minorities live and work here, in particular, Indians, Nepalese, Pakistanis, Afghanis, Iraqis, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans, Sudanese and Nigerians. With more than 4,000 people living in the complex, it has become something of city within the city, a microcosm of society.
A strenuous (yet highly rewarding), uphill walk through 'old Hong Kong' where a dense canopy of foliage surrounds a narrow, winding road/path from Central to Victoria Peak.