Hong Kong – Tuesday 7th August

Tuesday 7th August was our first chance to do the Hong Kong tourist agenda. 

We started by catching the Star Ferry across to Hong Kong Island.

Hong Kong Island from Star Ferry

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Then we took went on the Central-Mid levels escalators which claim to be, at 800 meters, the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world. These escalators run the length of Cochrane and Shelly Streets.

Central-Mid Levels Escalators

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Hong Kong Streets from View from Escalators

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Once we got to the top of the escalators we doubled back to Hollywood Road to explore and eventually make our way to Man Mo Temple. Built in 1847 the temple is dedicated to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo).

Man Mo Temple

124-126 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

 

Man Mo Temple

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Next it was a long walk cross the streets to catch the Peak Tram to the Peak. Along the way we stopped at Cafe Maison. This little cafe I highly recommend as was tucked away in an unassuming street and was great for a cold drink and it makes it own very nice pastries and desserts.

Cafe Maison

No.12 Gough Street, 852 Central District, Hong Kong

Cafe Maison

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It was a misty day so the view from the Peak was not great however it is a must see activity. We stayed on the peak for a while and had lunch while up there.

 

Peak Tram

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View from the Sky Terrace – The Peak

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After an afternoon rest at the hotel we headed out early evening to Mong Kok area for dinner and a number of the street markets.

Our first stop was Tim Ho Wan which is considered the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant. We got there just after 5pm so queues were not too bad. This was a real treat and experience. It was mainly Dim Sum and a simple menu – we ordered big as food was great and make sure you try the petal cakes for dessert.

 

Tim Ho Wan

2-8 Kwong Wah St, Hong Kong, China

 

Tim Ho Wan

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After dinner we then explored the Mong Kok area from Yau Ma Tei Station up to Prince Edward Station from where we caught the subway back to the hotel. The Ladies Market and Gold Fish Market were must see.

Around Mong Kok

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