A PICTURESQUE WALK IN THE HONG KONG OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY
This electrifying Asian metropolis holds many attractions for the tourists from all over the world. We will explore the city's most typical and attractive places to discover the colours, streets, temples, shops, oldest corners and the most modern public works.
What we will see
- Man Mo Temple
- Soho district
- Hollywood Road
- Pottinger Street
- The Lanes
What we will do
- We start the tour with a visit to the Man Mo temple, built in 1847, where two deities are worshiped, the god of literature and god of war, to which this sacred place owes its name. People flock here to ask for academic success and to resolve disputes. We could call it a temple-court!
- From here we head towards the central Soho district, much loved by westerners and locals alike.
- Located on a hill, we reach it by way of*the longest covered escalator in the world*, an unmissable experience.
- We walk along Hollywood Road, dotted with quiet cafes and upmarket restaurants, and Pottinger Street, which still has its ancient granite steps, now virtually disappeared from the rest of the city. We also have a look at the outside of the central district police station.
- For the last leg of our journey we walk along Li Yuen Street East and West streets, otherwise known as "the Lanes". Once the site of newspaper offices, over time they have become purely shopping streets, packed with people and shops of all types, where you can find an infinite number of gifts or clothes, also at excellent prices. Not to mention the fact that we can always try our hand at a spot of haggling...
What you need to know
- There are a limited number of Italian speaking guides; in their absence, the excursion will be conducted in English.
- Space is limited, so be sure to book early.
- The itinerary may be subject to change.
- It is best to wear comfortable shoes and casual clothes.
- It is best to wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
- The excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
- The excursion is for guests not disembarking in Hong Kong.