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We ensure your time is well spent by highlighting the top sights and attractions
The Fringe Club
The Fringe Club is located at the top of Lan Kwai Fong in Central. The building is a historical monument and plays host to everything from art exhibitions to book readings and from craft lessons to plays and musicals.
2 Lower Albert Road, Central
Tel: (852) 2521 7251
Located in the heart of Mongkok is Flower Market Road. It is a wonderful sensory experience to stroll down the road lined on both sides with stalls filled with fresh-cut flowers of many varieties. The fragrance and colours greet you from the moment you approach the market.
The market opens at 7:00 am and closes at 7:00 pm.
Flower Market Road, Mongkok
Horse racing is not just a sport in Hong Kong, it’s a passion. It is taken very seriously and attracts more than two million people every year. Night racing in Happy Valley, usually on Wednesdays, is an exciting affair that should be experienced at least once.
Hong Kong Museum of Art
The Hong Kong Museum of Art was established in 1962, with a mission to preserve the cultural heritage of China and promote art with a local focus. Its collections now number in excess of 12,800 art objects, including Chinese paintings and calligraphy works, antique Chinese treasures, and paintings of historical significance, as well as creations by local artists. To maintain the essential international character, the museum also presents an excellent variety of thematic exhibitions drawn from local and overseas sources.
10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: (852) 2721 0116
Collectors, jade lovers and tourists flock to this unique market where stalls display everything from carvings and statues to jewellery pieces and other small items. Be ready to bargain, and it is highly recommended to go with a local or a guide.
Shanghai and Kansu Streets
The Peak Tower and The Peak Tram
Getting to The Peak by The Peak Tram is an unforgettable experience. One of the world’s oldest and most famous funicular railways, the tram rises 396 metres (about 1,300 feet) above sea level. The Peak Tower, with its iconic wok-like top, offers a dazzling array of shops and restaurants, as well as The Sky Terrace, which offers stunning 360-degree panoramic view across Hong Kong.
The Repulse Bay
Set in an elegant, charming, colonial-style building, The Repulse Bay offers a unique shopping experience. Built on the grounds of the old Repulse Bay Hotel, it is just a short car ride away from the city, and offers breathtakingly lovely views of the South China Sea. For fine furnishings, art, ceramics, baskets and exclusive gifts, head to the Asian Artworks Gallery (Tel: (852) 2606 7093); meanwhile Indigo (Tel: (852) 2592 8721) and Inside (Tel: (852) 2812 6685) both offer Asian-inspired home furnishings, accessories, linens and silks.
The coastal village on the south side of Hong Kong Island is a popular weekend location with tourists as well as locals. Stanley is famous for its open-air market which sells all manner of items, from shoes and clothing to knick knacks and oil paintings. The charm of al fresco dining by the sea is the main reason that locals love to relax here at weekends.
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