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Tourist Attractions in Hong KongTai Chi is an ancient exercise practiced all across the globe by millions of different people, and those taking this tour are provided with an hour's instruction in it. After the tai chi session, some understanding of Chinese tea culture is provided as traditional Chinese-style morning tea is taken. Tea has long been an important part of Chinese history and trade in tea has had an important part in creating China's place in the world today.
Fung Shui TourThis tour visits Lung Cheung Road Lookout, Nine Dragons Well and Statue square, demonstrating where and how the main principals of Fung Shui are practiced. Fung Shui is an ancient art meaning "wind and water" which is based around forming an environment which both man and nature should find pleasing and harmonious.
Heritage and Architecture Walks in Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula and the New TerritoriesThese three different walks take you across a wide variety of interesting sites of cultural or historical relevance. Portable audio equipment and a walking guide are provided for these roughly four hour walks.
Kowloon Nine Dragons TourThis tour of the peninsula goes past such locations as the remnants of the Last Emperor of Song Dynasty, Chi Lin Nunnery, Kowloon Walled City Park, Loong Cheung Road Lookout Point and Mongkok bird market. It also gives information on the legend that gave Kowloon its name.
The Heritage TourThis tour takes you to all of the main attractions across the New Territories. It stops at ManMo Temple of the gods Man and Mo, a traditional Chinese market selling seafood, herbs and other produce in Tai Po and the Wishing Trees at Lam Tseung. The tour finishes at Tang Chung Ling ancestral hall, a reminder of the Tang dynasty, and at Lo Wai Walled Village.
Visit the heritage attractions in the New Territories including stops at Man Mo Temple, dedicated to the Gods Man and Mo, Tai Po Market, a traditional Chinese market which sells all kinds of fresh produce, dried herbs and seafood, Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees laden with colorful pieces of paper. The tour's last stop is Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall which honors the Tang lineage, and the Lo Wai Walled Village.
Shopping in Hong KongHong Kong has developed a well deserved reputation as one of the best possible locations for shopping in the entire world, with almost everything imaginable available for sale here at lower prices than would be found at most places.
Hong Kong has many vast shopping centers like Pacific Place, Times Square and Ocean Terminal. Designer labels exclusive to Hong Kong are available in these centers, as well as in Hong Kong's numerous boutiques and factory outlets. International labels are also available at good prices.
Other locally made or unusual goods are available in the numerous traditional markets around Hong Kong, such as Temple Street Market and Stanley Market. These places are filled with a huge variety of watches, leather, artwork, silk collectibles, watches, clothing and souvenirs. All of this takes place around many different exotic street performers.
For those more interested in finding ceramics, crafts and antiques, Hong Kong's Hollywood road is famous for this sort of thing, providing both fashionable, modern designs next to unusual and rare antiques.
Eating in Hong KongThe people of Hong Kong have long been passionate about fine cuisine and Hong Kong has repeatedly been praised as one of the world's best places for eating out. Hong Kong chefs frequently win many awards at international competitions.
There is no shortage of variety when it comes to eating in Hong Kong, as it has more than 10,000 restaurants featuring both local cuisine and food from all around the world. Eating is taken very seriously in Hong Kong, so there are very frequent special events of some kind celebrating food and eating.
The Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo areas are those most famous as fashionable and trendy places to eat. Different districts are known for providing different culinary delights; for example, Lamma Island, Sai Kung and Lei YueMun are well known for their many seafood restaurants. More traditional Asian cuisine is most likely to be found in Kowloon City and other international eating places are likely to be found in Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon. The majority of the restaurants to be found across the city are small, locally run businesses rather than big chains.
The first 14 days of May are a particularly good time for eating in Hong Kong, as this is the time for the two week long "Hong Kong Gourmet Delight", a festival of food. It features many different activities, including different themed feast and cooking classes.
Yum Cha, which means literally "drinking tea", is the phrase used to describe Hong Kong's tea culture. A variety of different teas are often drunk, including teas in the preferred styles of England, China and Hong Kong. Tea drinking is an important part of Hong Kong's culture.
Nightlife in Hong KongHong Kong has active nightlife, the city never seeming to sleep as the night carries on with many different events.
The center of Hong Kong's nightlife lies in Lan Kwai Fong in Central, where many different places for eating, drinking and music are found scattered around. This is one of the primary social areas, where people from all different backgrounds meet up on nights out.
For clubbing, Wan Chai is the place to go with a huge selection of nightclubs, with pounding music playing all through the night. Traces of its previous notoriety seen in The World of Suzie Wong still remain, however, and prostitution is not unknown on the streets and in the bars of this district.
Hi-tech cinemas, bars and restaurants can all be found in the colossal shopping malls such as Pacific place and Times Square. The former is found in Admiralty and the latter can be seen in Causeway Bay.
Back over on the mainland, on the Kowloon Peninsula, Tsim Sha Tsui is the most active area at night, with its bright neon lights illuminating cinemas, bars and restaurants. Many of the bars and nightclubs in this area are specifically aimed at tourists, displaying a more sophisticated side of Hong Kong nightlife.