Three Unforgettable And Repeatable Experiences In Hong Kong

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You may have seen them all, but some places in Hong Kong are worth revisiting. Each time brings a new perspective, a new experience, a newfound appreciation for one of Asia’s busiest cities. Here are the top three:

Victoria Peak
TYM-Article-Month5-HongKong-Pic1Nothing encapsulates the vibrant energy of Hong Kong like the view from Victoria Peak. Looking at the Hong Kong skyline from this famous vantage point, it’s easy to see why many consider Hong Kong Asia’s most cosmopolitan city. The best way to take in the Victoria Peak experience is to take the Peak Tram to the top, travelling on the 120-year-old railway. Plan to arrive just before sunset – you won’t regret it.

Temple Street Night Market
TYM-Article-Month5-HongKong-Pic3Starting at Temple Street‘s junction with Jordan Road and ending five blocks later, this Kowloon area wakes up at night. Hawkers sell everything from counterfeit watches to ‘edible’ dried lizards. Food carts line the street, competing for attention with roadside restaurants offering fresh seafood. Chess-playing old men set up a board in the concrete square outside the eponymous temple, alongside rowdy gamblers trying their luck with the dice. You can visit this area again and again, and each time you’ll find something new.

Cha Chan Teng (Tea house)
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No, this is not your usual tea house with pretty little tea cakes or scones. This is Hong Kong’s neighborhood restaurant, serving a wide range of food from steak to wonton to curry to sandwiches. It’s Hong Kong’s version of Western food – luncheon meat served over instant noodles, chicken spaghetti in soya sauce, and so on. The inventiveness and courage to experiment doesn’t stop with food. Cha chan tengs sell drinks such as warm Coke with lemon (yes, it’s warm), and the famous yuanyang – coffee and tea mixed together and (often) sweetened with condensed milk. Although cha chan teng decor has evolved over the years, you can still find some old bastions – the ones with wall-mounted electric fans, hard-back booths and menus under the glass on the tables.

Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Peak
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Street,_Hong_Kong
http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/see-do/highlight-attractions/top-10/temple-street-night-market.jsp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha_chaan_teng
http://travel.cnn.com/hong-kong/eat/cha-chaan-teng-cheat-sheet-how-order-hong-kongs-temples-comfort-food-726567

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