- Markets Exploration
Stanley Market, Hong Kong
This morning, let's taste the local breakfast first - soup and dim sum. We would like to recommend a famed restaurant named Fu Ji Zhou Pin with a long history of over 40 years (104-106 Garden Rt in Mong Kok, Kowloon, Tel: +852 2385 1230). Its opening time is from 07:30 to 24:00 everyday. Although the restaurant looks small and ordinary in appearance, its food is indeed luxurious with top quality. You can go there by taking subway and get out from D3 Exit in Mong Kok, walking along the Garden Rt for about 15 minutes.
Then, we will travel to the longest outdoor escalator in the world (C exit, Central Station, walking along the Jubilee Street for about 15 minutes), the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator, which runs from Central to Mid-Levels (available uphill from 10:20am until midnight). The full escalator is 800m long and takes you 20 min from the bottom to the top. There are many exits to the roads of different directions in the middle, so you can get off wherever you want. Take the escalator up to the Hollywood Road. It is the first road since Hong Kong became a port and also a compact community of early inhabitants of Chinese. There stand many antique shops and old furniture shops. The goods of this road are always expensive, but it is still attractive for most tourists especially for foreigners due to its strong customs of the orient.
A food stall
From the Exchange Square, you can take bus (6, 6X, 60 or 260) to the Stanley Market. If you like, you can stop over at Aberdeen Fishing Village (home of floating population) where you will see many kinds of junks and yachts to all directions. Stanley Market is a popular tourist destination to go to haggle over everything from antiques to electric products. Along this street, there are many restaurants and bars, you can have a lunch or take a coffee break there.
In the afternoon, go back to Central by bus and take Kwun Tong Line to Mong Kok. Walking out from D3 exit and turn right, you will arrive at the famous Women's Street, the best place to buy things for women, by offering bargains on everything from jeans to jade necklaces. If you are a crazy shopper, go to the Temple St Street after 20:00 (Yau Ma Tei Station C exit). Temple St is also called as Men's Street and it is a lively night market selling cheap clothes and all kinds of little trinkets. You can also taste the traditional local flavors there, like seafood, hot pot, BBQ and etc. Sometimes, the local Cantonese Opera is performed there for free, but tips are required at the break time. Temple St. Street is a right place to experience the real life of local people.
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Disneyland: One day tour of Magic Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
Outer Island Trip: one day Kowloon in Depth and leisure Outer Island