THE AVENUE OF THE STARS
The Avenue of Stars, modelled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It honours celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry. The promenade commands a stunning panoramic view across Victoria Harbour. At night it is a popular viewing place for the Symphony of Lights display.
Temple Street Night Market
This rowdy thoroughfare in central Kowloon starts at Temple Street’s junction with Jordan Road, terminates five blocks north and looks like every B-movie director’s dream of Chinatown. Under the glare of bare light bulbs, hawkers flog everything from bizarre patent medicines to counterfeit watches. (Nearest MTR: Jordan or Yau Ma Tei)
If a single image could encapsulate Hong Kong, it would be the panorama from Victoria Peak. Looking down at the city from this famous vantage point, you’ll see one of the finest harbors on Earth). You can reach the peak via the Peak Tram, the 120-year-old funicular railway that departs from its terminus on Garden Road (nearest MTR: Central). Plan to arrive a half-hour before sundown and watch as the city lights come on in their varicolored brilliance.
The Intercontinental’s Infinity Pools
Having a soak at the Intercontinental on Kowloon, is not a cheap proposition. But here’s what you get in return: an impeccably landscaped, third-floor spa deck, located right on the edge of Victoria Harbor; three infinity pools maintained at different temperatures — cold, warm and hot — with water that appears to sluice magically into the sea; a front-row view of the Hong Kong skyline. One of Hong Kong’s most sublime secrets. (Nearest MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui)
Charter a Junk
Everyone thinks of Hong Kong as a city, but in fact it is a sprawling archipelago of 260 islands. To see the place as it must have appeared to generations of fishermen and pirates, hire a “junk” (the term formerly applied to traditional Chinese fishing boats now refers to any motorized pleasure vessel). Drop anchor somewhere remote and dive off the deck for a swim. Eight-hour charters start at around at $490 from Traway.