Jan 23, 2007

Things to see in Hong Kong

By: Elle Canada
Elle Canada
Jan 23, 2007

Things to see in Hong Kong

By: Elle Canada

Avenue of Stars
Hong Kong has a well-deserved reputation as the "Hollywood of the East". Find out all about the movie legends in the Avenue of Stars, which has an array of sculptures, movie memorabilia and much more in this great tribute to the stars. Address: Along the Waterfront Promenade in front of the Honk Kong Museum of Art.

Goldfish Market
Fish play an important part in Chinese culture and many people have fish as pets. The Goldfish Market on Tuong Choi Street is filled with an aasortment of goldfish and aquarium paraphernalia. Address: Tuong Choi Street, opens daily from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Flower Market
Hong Kong's flower market is a colourful experience featuring an amazing array of flowers. Hong Kong people love decorating their homes, so the market is always lush, making it a great place to visit. Address: Prince Edward Road West and Flower Market Road, opens dailiy from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tin Hau Temple
Tin Hau, the protector of fishermen, is one of the most revered deities in Hong Kong. This is the largest traditional temple complex. The Main Hall is dedicated to Tin Hau, and the side Halls are dedicated to smaller deities.
Address: Temple Street, Hong Kong Island, opens daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

MONG KOK, Market Town
To experience of the liveliest scenes with a distinctly local flavour, head to Mong Kok where you'll be amazed by the teeming crowd. This unique section of the city has been described as one of the most densely populated places on earth. Monk Kok is the indisputed retail centre of Kowloon.

Symphony of Lights
Acknowledged as the biggest permanent light and sound show by Guinness World Records, this stunning light and sound show starts every night at 8 p.m. and features flashing neon lights, laser and searchlight beams, music and narration as more than 30 buildings on both sides of the Harbour glow depicting Honk Hong's colourful skyline.

Looking for a bargain?
Hong Kong is a shopping mecca where you can find the best designers brands at the best prices. You can also find amazing bargains in their local markets.

Jade Market
This is a fun place to browse and watch the jade dealers buy and sell from their stalls. In this market you'll find jade in any type, shape, size and price. Address: Shangai and Kansu Street. Opens daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ladies Market
Join the crowds at the Ladies Market and check out the bargains. This market has something for everyone. Address: Tung Choi Street. Opens daily from noon to 11:30 p.m.

Sportswear Street
This thematic shopping street is great for sports shoes and equipment featuring all kinds of brands at very affordable prices. Address: Fa Yuen Street, opens daily from noon to 11 p.m.

Temple Street Night Market
At night, Temple Street is home to Hong Kong's biggest night market. Here you'll find clothes, luggage, watches, gadgets, great food stalls, palm readers and even Cantonese opera singers! Address: Around Public Square Street and Kansu Street Area. Opens daily from 4 p.m. to midnight.

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Check out lucky reader Silvia Vanderliek's online diary of her experience at the Hong Kong Shopping Festival here!

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Things to see in Hong Kong