Although China gets a lot of bad rep in the news, it cannot be denied that they have a rich and beautiful culture. Honk Kong is one of the world’s leading international financial centres, it has its own political system and is the world’s most vertical city; with much needed expansion came the idea to work upwards rather than out.
Even with a bustling financial centre the city is still a stunning cultural hot spot, and so we look at the top 5 places to visit when in the legendary Honk Kong.
Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple
This temple is seen as a hot spot for those who wish to make every wish come true. The temple commemorates the famous monk of yore, Wong Tai Sin (also known as Huang Chu-ping), who was born in the 4th century and became a deity at Heng Shan (Red Pine Hill).
The temple houses a portrait of Wong Tai Sin and worshippers flock from all over China to worship and receive good fortune.
Temple Street Night Market
When night approaches most shops close, but not at the night market. Delve into the world of traders, fortune tellers and other delights. Trinkets, tea ware, electronics, watches, menswear, jade and antiques are scrutinised and haggled over, while claypot rice, seafood, noodles and other treats are consumed with gusto.
Check it out if you like to browse, but remember your wallet as there are rarities you will want to buy and try.
Avenue of Stars
Honk Kong is known as the Hollywood of the East because of its towering film industry links. The avenue of stars is a great place to explore the western and eastern film influences that affect our film viewing today. Head down the avenue and witness plaques, hand prints, statues, and milestones; from actors, directors, and celebrities.
A declared monument from 1915 and a symbol of colonial power, the Clock Tower is a vision in red brick that stands in the bustle of the ever growing city.
The Ladies’ Market on Tung Choi Street provides a one-kilometre stretch of bargain clothing, souvenirs and the latest gadgets. With so much on offer you will be hard pressed to get out quickly