The Central to Mid-Levels Escalator Link: The Ultimate Guide

The Central to Mid-Levels Escalator Link: The Ultimate Guide

One of the challenges of living on Hong Kong Island has always been the very steep landscape and this has lead to some innovative solutions. Everything from the Peak Tram of 100 years ago to the more recent “Central to Mid-Levels Escalator Link”, more commonly referred to as “Mid level escalator”.

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery: The FastFacts Guide

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery: The FastFacts Guide

The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery or Man Fat Sze (萬佛寺) is one of the oldest tourist attractions in Hong Kong.  Located in the new territories in Sha Tin it is a fantastic place to visit and take a picture.  Being in Sha Tin though it is quite a long way out and probably not worth visit on its own unless you also have an interest in one of the nearby attractions such as the race course, the bee farm or the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Macau from Hong Kong

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Macau from Hong Kong

Macau is the closest destination to Hong Kong and a great place for a day trip or a weekend break away from HK. An ex-Portuguese colony it has a similar status as a special administration region of China as does Hong Kong, but with a distinct cultural and historical heritage that makes it a different experience for the visitor.

Dragon Boat Race

Dragon Boat Race

Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Also known as Tuen Ng Festival (端午节) it is a lunar festival that is celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, and so it falls on a different day each year in the western calendar

Hong Kong Sightseeing Itineraries

Hong Kong Sightseeing Itineraries

Itinerary are by themes and districts at the moment but I’ll try to estimate on the time spent for those who have limited time to stay. Most districts mentioned here are easily accessed by public transport.

The Lanes

While in Central check out “The Lanes”; two alleys (Li Yuen streets) bursting with factory outlets and market stalls  everything from discounted clothing, costume jewelry, watches, children’s clothes to luggage and shoes. There are shows actually in...

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