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Guidebook for Hong Kong

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Guidebook for Hong Kong

Shopping
At 29 floors, The One is Hong Kong's tallest retail complex
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The One
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At 29 floors, The One is Hong Kong's tallest retail complex
Kwong Wah Street is more commonly known in the neighborhood as "Gun Street" as it sells a range of military equipment and supplies
Kwong Wa Street
Kwong Wah Street is more commonly known in the neighborhood as "Gun Street" as it sells a range of military equipment and supplies
In's Point
530-538 Nathan Rd
What has to be the greatest gathering of sports shoe and sportswear shops on the planet, Fa Yuen Street is where Hong Kong's image-conscious youth have come to get their statement-making footwear since the 1980s. They come for the latest designs and limited-edition releases from all over the world. MTR Mong Kok Station, Exit D3. Walk along Argyle Street to Fa Yuen Street.
Sneakers Street
75 Fa Yuen St
What has to be the greatest gathering of sports shoe and sportswear shops on the planet, Fa Yuen Street is where Hong Kong's image-conscious youth have come to get their statement-making footwear since the 1980s. They come for the latest designs and limited-edition releases from all over the world. MTR Mong Kok Station, Exit D3. Walk along Argyle Street to Fa Yuen Street.
Hong Kong's largest mall consists of five sections: Gateway Arcade, Ocean Centre, Ocean Terminal, Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel Arcade, and Star Annex. The upshot for the shopper is a choice of over 450 shops, around 70 restaurants, three hotels, an art gallery and an observatory deck. Fortunately, this mind-boggling selection has been intelligently organised into distinct zones for kids, sports, fashion, watches and jewellery, beauty, and more. The third floor of Ocean Centre is where you can gape at the latest electronic gadgets, while Canton Road outside is one long strip of luxury shopping, including Louis Vuitton's largest store in Asia and Chanel's Asia flagship store.
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Harbour City
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Hong Kong's largest mall consists of five sections: Gateway Arcade, Ocean Centre, Ocean Terminal, Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel Arcade, and Star Annex. The upshot for the shopper is a choice of over 450 shops, around 70 restaurants, three hotels, an art gallery and an observatory deck. Fortunately, this mind-boggling selection has been intelligently organised into distinct zones for kids, sports, fashion, watches and jewellery, beauty, and more. The third floor of Ocean Centre is where you can gape at the latest electronic gadgets, while Canton Road outside is one long strip of luxury shopping, including Louis Vuitton's largest store in Asia and Chanel's Asia flagship store.
Located at the popular area of Tsim Sha Tsui, Mira Place is the perfect place to shop, dine, work and refresh. With an area of about 2,000,000 square feet, and home to more than 150 upscale retail stores, 40 restaurants and cafés, including Michelin-starred and recommended eateries, Mira Place is ideal for both foodies and shopaholics.
Mira Place One
118 Nathan Rd
Located at the popular area of Tsim Sha Tsui, Mira Place is the perfect place to shop, dine, work and refresh. With an area of about 2,000,000 square feet, and home to more than 150 upscale retail stores, 40 restaurants and cafés, including Michelin-starred and recommended eateries, Mira Place is ideal for both foodies and shopaholics.
K11 partners with the art community and exhibits works by local and international artists throughout the mall. In K11 DesignStore and K11 Select interesting designs can be found in boutique fashions, household items, stationary and electronics accessories – some of which have explanations of their design rationales on display.
K11
18 Hanoi Rd
K11 partners with the art community and exhibits works by local and international artists throughout the mall. In K11 DesignStore and K11 Select interesting designs can be found in boutique fashions, household items, stationary and electronics accessories – some of which have explanations of their design rationales on display.
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Golden Computer Arcade
146-152號 Fuk Wa St
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This large mall sitting on MTR Kowloon Station and the Airport Express Kowloon Station, ELEMENTS was designed by the world-renowned Benoy and themed after the five Chinese elements of wood, water, fire, earth and metal. In addition to the mid to upper-priced and luxury fashion brands, as well as, jewellery and accessories brands, the mall also has Hong Kong's largest natural and organic food supermarket: 360. You can take a break from shopping with some alfresco dining at Civic Square, which has a choice of seven types of cuisine from around the world. The mall is also linked to the International Commerce Centre – the city's tallest building – where you can whizz up to sky100 for a breathta
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ELEMENTS
1 Austin Road West
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This large mall sitting on MTR Kowloon Station and the Airport Express Kowloon Station, ELEMENTS was designed by the world-renowned Benoy and themed after the five Chinese elements of wood, water, fire, earth and metal. In addition to the mid to upper-priced and luxury fashion brands, as well as, jewellery and accessories brands, the mall also has Hong Kong's largest natural and organic food supermarket: 360. You can take a break from shopping with some alfresco dining at Civic Square, which has a choice of seven types of cuisine from around the world. The mall is also linked to the International Commerce Centre – the city's tallest building – where you can whizz up to sky100 for a breathta
Entertainment & Activities
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IPSA @ Facesss, Ocean Terminal
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Souvenirs, snacks, opera singers and fortune tellers - ordered chaos in action.
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Temple Street Night Market
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Souvenirs, snacks, opera singers and fortune tellers - ordered chaos in action.
It became a local cultural landmark when it began hosting a series of film festivals, including the Asian Film Festival, Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and Korean Film Festival. It also offers retrospective programmes that introduce great filmmakers such as François Truffaut, Yamada Yoji and Krzysztof Kieślowski to a new generation of cinephiles. MTR Yau Ma Tei Station, Exit C. Turn right onto Nathan Road. Then take another right onto Public Square Street and walk for approximately five minutes
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Broadway Cinematheque
3 Public Square St
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It became a local cultural landmark when it began hosting a series of film festivals, including the Asian Film Festival, Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and Korean Film Festival. It also offers retrospective programmes that introduce great filmmakers such as François Truffaut, Yamada Yoji and Krzysztof Kieślowski to a new generation of cinephiles. MTR Yau Ma Tei Station, Exit C. Turn right onto Nathan Road. Then take another right onto Public Square Street and walk for approximately five minutes
Broadway Cinema
100 彌敦道
UA iSQUARE
63 彌敦道
Getting Around
The MTR's high-speed Airport Express takes approximately 24 minutes to reach Hong Kong Island and is the fastest way to get between the city and the airport.
Kowloon Station
The MTR's high-speed Airport Express takes approximately 24 minutes to reach Hong Kong Island and is the fastest way to get between the city and the airport.
The charming Star Ferry boats have been faithfully carrying passengers from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and back since 1888. Many visitors take the ride for an up-close look at one of the world's most photographed harbours, while locals have kept their affection for it because, even after a century, it's still a highly reliable and efficient form of transport.
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Star Ferry Pier
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The charming Star Ferry boats have been faithfully carrying passengers from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and back since 1888. Many visitors take the ride for an up-close look at one of the world's most photographed harbours, while locals have kept their affection for it because, even after a century, it's still a highly reliable and efficient form of transport.
MTR West Rail Line
Austin Station
MTR West Rail Line
MTR Tsuen Wan Line
Jordan Station; Nathan Road
MTR Tsuen Wan Line
China Ferry Terminal B/T
Austin Road Cross Boundary Coach Terminus
8 Austin Rd
MTR East Rail Line
Hung Hom Railway Station
MTR East Rail Line
E23, A22, N11 Airport Bus Stop
佐敦道37号
E23, A22, N11 Airport Bus Stop
The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge is a mega-size sea crossing linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao. It is the longest bridge-tunnel system sea-crossing in the world, crossing the waters of the Lingdingyang channel in the Pearl River Estuary. Hong Kong Port has a Passenger Clearance Building with a floor area of over 90,000 square metres and the 12 km Hong Kong Link Road connects the Hong Kong Port to the 29.6 km Main Bridge, which is comprised of a 22.9 km sea viaduct and 6.7 km sub-sea tunnel. After a distance of 41.6 km, the bridge arrives at the Zhuhai Port and Macao Port. From there, the 13.4 km Zhuhai Link Road brings the total length of the HZMB to 55 km.
Hong Kong - Zhuhai -Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port
The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge is a mega-size sea crossing linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao. It is the longest bridge-tunnel system sea-crossing in the world, crossing the waters of the Lingdingyang channel in the Pearl River Estuary. Hong Kong Port has a Passenger Clearance Building with a floor area of over 90,000 square metres and the 12 km Hong Kong Link Road connects the Hong Kong Port to the 29.6 km Main Bridge, which is comprised of a 22.9 km sea viaduct and 6.7 km sub-sea tunnel. After a distance of 41.6 km, the bridge arrives at the Zhuhai Port and Macao Port. From there, the 13.4 km Zhuhai Link Road brings the total length of the HZMB to 55 km.
Sightseeing
Out-of-this-world view of skyscrapers, the glittering harbour and the green hills of the distant New Territories
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The Peak
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Out-of-this-world view of skyscrapers, the glittering harbour and the green hills of the distant New Territories
Relive some of the most celebrated moments in Asia’s movie industry.
Avenue of Stars
Relive some of the most celebrated moments in Asia’s movie industry.
Tung Choi Street North – better known as the Goldfish Market – is lined on either side with shops devoted to the raising of many types of fish, from weirdly shaped goldfish to colourful tropical species with gaspingly high price tags. MTR Prince Edward Station, Exit B2. Walk east along Prince Edward Road West until you reach the market
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Goldfish Market
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Tung Choi Street North – better known as the Goldfish Market – is lined on either side with shops devoted to the raising of many types of fish, from weirdly shaped goldfish to colourful tropical species with gaspingly high price tags. MTR Prince Edward Station, Exit B2. Walk east along Prince Edward Road West until you reach the market
Hong Kong's Flower Market is a jungle of exotic blooms and scents that's worth immersing yourself in. The dozens of shops and wholesalers here sell auspicious blossoms and luck-bringing houseplants to an enthusiastic crowd all year round. MTR Prince Edward Station, Exit B1. Walk east along Prince Edward Road West until you reach the market.
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Mong Kok Flower Market
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Hong Kong's Flower Market is a jungle of exotic blooms and scents that's worth immersing yourself in. The dozens of shops and wholesalers here sell auspicious blossoms and luck-bringing houseplants to an enthusiastic crowd all year round. MTR Prince Edward Station, Exit B1. Walk east along Prince Edward Road West until you reach the market.
Dried seafood is a common ingredient in Chinese cooking and traditional tonics, and in Hong Kong, this trade is clustered around a section of Des Voeux Road West in Sheung Wan, commonly known as "Dried Seafood Street.
Des Voeux Road West
Dried seafood is a common ingredient in Chinese cooking and traditional tonics, and in Hong Kong, this trade is clustered around a section of Des Voeux Road West in Sheung Wan, commonly known as "Dried Seafood Street.
This is one of the largest and most popular temples in Hong Kong.
Wong Tai Sin Temple
This is one of the largest and most popular temples in Hong Kong.
Located on the 100th floor of Hong Kong's tallest building — the International Commerce Centre (ICC) — sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, the highest indoor observation deck in the city, offers incredible 360-degree views of Victoria Harbour.
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Sky100
1 Austin Rd W
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Located on the 100th floor of Hong Kong's tallest building — the International Commerce Centre (ICC) — sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, the highest indoor observation deck in the city, offers incredible 360-degree views of Victoria Harbour.
If you would like to know what Hong Kong was lit like before neon was invented go to Duddell Street Steps where you will see the last four gas lights in Hong Kong. The steps were built between 1875 and 1889 and the gas lamps surmount the balustrades at the top and foot of the steps
Duddell Street Steps and Gas Lamps
13 Duddell St
If you would like to know what Hong Kong was lit like before neon was invented go to Duddell Street Steps where you will see the last four gas lights in Hong Kong. The steps were built between 1875 and 1889 and the gas lamps surmount the balustrades at the top and foot of the steps
Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market
202 Reclamation St
Drinks & Nightlife
Hong Kong's best-known party hot spot
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Lan Kwai Fong
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Hong Kong's best-known party hot spot
Arts & Culture
For a really cultured night out, you should seek out an authentic Cantonese opera performance.
Yau Ma Tei Theatre
6 Waterloo Rd
For a really cultured night out, you should seek out an authentic Cantonese opera performance.
The Hong Kong Museum of Art features more than 15,000 art objects including calligraphy, antique Chinese treasures, paintings of historical significance and works by local artists. The museum also presents a great variety of thematic exhibitions drawn from local and overseas sources.
Hong Kong Museum Of Art
10 Salisbury Rd
The Hong Kong Museum of Art features more than 15,000 art objects including calligraphy, antique Chinese treasures, paintings of historical significance and works by local artists. The museum also presents a great variety of thematic exhibitions drawn from local and overseas sources.
Located on the waterfront of Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui, is the prime venue for a variety of cultural activities including world-class concerts, operas, dance, drama, theatre and musical productions, film screenings, conventions, conferences and exhibitions. Check this venue out to see what's on when you are in town.
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
10 Salisbury Rd
Located on the waterfront of Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui, is the prime venue for a variety of cultural activities including world-class concerts, operas, dance, drama, theatre and musical productions, film screenings, conventions, conferences and exhibitions. Check this venue out to see what's on when you are in town.
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Hong Kong Science Museum
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Hong Kong Space Museum
10 Salisbury Rd
A visit to 1881 Heritage will transport you to Victorian-era Hong Kong. From the 1880s to 1996, this was the headquarters of the Hong Kong Marine Police. Several buildings and artefacts of historical interest have been preserved and restored, and the site now features a shopping mall, a heritage hotel and an exhibition hall.
1881 Heritage
A visit to 1881 Heritage will transport you to Victorian-era Hong Kong. From the 1880s to 1996, this was the headquarters of the Hong Kong Marine Police. Several buildings and artefacts of historical interest have been preserved and restored, and the site now features a shopping mall, a heritage hotel and an exhibition hall.
The Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is the cross-boundary gateway for High Speed Rail in Hong Kong. The building is distinct from conventional station designs with its dynamic atrium space supported by nine sets of columns, the tallest of which reaches 45 metres up to the curved roof above. Another stand-out feature of the station design is the giant curtain wall, which comprises 4,000 irregular glass panels to maximise daylight penetration. The station features artworks by artists from Hong Kong, Mainland China and around the world. One can also walk along the Sky Corridor atop the roof of the station to access the observation deck and enjoy a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour.
Hong Kong West Kowloon Station
The Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is the cross-boundary gateway for High Speed Rail in Hong Kong. The building is distinct from conventional station designs with its dynamic atrium space supported by nine sets of columns, the tallest of which reaches 45 metres up to the curved roof above. Another stand-out feature of the station design is the giant curtain wall, which comprises 4,000 irregular glass panels to maximise daylight penetration. The station features artworks by artists from Hong Kong, Mainland China and around the world. One can also walk along the Sky Corridor atop the roof of the station to access the observation deck and enjoy a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour.
HSBC Main Building is the first building of its size in Hong Kong constructed entirely of structural steel without any reinforced concrete in its inner core. Designed by renowned British architect Lord Norman Foster, this hi-tech building in Central is a marvel of modern architectural design. Natural sunlight is the main source of light inside the building, with a bank of mirrors directing it into the atrium. Heat gain is also prevented by sunshades and the building’s air conditioning system uses sea water as its coolant. At the time of construction the HSBC Main Building was the most expensive building in the world, with a price tag of over $650 million.
HSBC Main Building
HSBC Main Building is the first building of its size in Hong Kong constructed entirely of structural steel without any reinforced concrete in its inner core. Designed by renowned British architect Lord Norman Foster, this hi-tech building in Central is a marvel of modern architectural design. Natural sunlight is the main source of light inside the building, with a bank of mirrors directing it into the atrium. Heat gain is also prevented by sunshades and the building’s air conditioning system uses sea water as its coolant. At the time of construction the HSBC Main Building was the most expensive building in the world, with a price tag of over $650 million.
The prism-like façade of the 367.4m Bank of China Tower has become one of Hong Kong skyline’s most recognisable and appreciated features. The work of renowned Chinese–American architect I.M. Pei, the 70-storey building's asymmetrical form is pure geometry and has been compared to a bamboo plant, which extends its trunk successively higher with each new burst of growth. MTR Central Station, Exit J2. Pass through Chater Garden and walk towards Garden Road.
Bank of China Tower
The prism-like façade of the 367.4m Bank of China Tower has become one of Hong Kong skyline’s most recognisable and appreciated features. The work of renowned Chinese–American architect I.M. Pei, the 70-storey building's asymmetrical form is pure geometry and has been compared to a bamboo plant, which extends its trunk successively higher with each new burst of growth. MTR Central Station, Exit J2. Pass through Chater Garden and walk towards Garden Road.
Tai Kwun presents a wide range of heritage, contemporary art, performing arts and lifestyle experiences in the restored and revitalised Central Police Station compound, which comprises three Declared Monuments, the former Central Police Station, the Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison. Currently, 16 heritage buildings and several outdoor spaces are being restored for adaptive reuse, while two new buildings have been added to the site to house an art gallery space and auditorium.
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Tai Kwun - Centre for Heritage and Arts
10 Hollywood Rd
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Tai Kwun presents a wide range of heritage, contemporary art, performing arts and lifestyle experiences in the restored and revitalised Central Police Station compound, which comprises three Declared Monuments, the former Central Police Station, the Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison. Currently, 16 heritage buildings and several outdoor spaces are being restored for adaptive reuse, while two new buildings have been added to the site to house an art gallery space and auditorium.
Parks & Nature
An ancient fishing village that was once a shining port of the Pearl River Delta. you can wander down the narrow lanes bordered on each side with rows of leaning stilt houses, catch the whiff of dried seafood lingering on the air, and stock up on the village's renowned fish paste.
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Tai O
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An ancient fishing village that was once a shining port of the Pearl River Delta. you can wander down the narrow lanes bordered on each side with rows of leaning stilt houses, catch the whiff of dried seafood lingering on the air, and stock up on the village's renowned fish paste.