Trip Start Nov 14, 2009
3Trip End Nov 16, 2009
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I didn't know where Kowloon Station was, so I got on the train up to Hong Kong, although my hostel was located in Kowloon. So I took an MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui at Central
Even late in the evening, I was so excited that I went out of the hostel and strolled around the city. I walked along the Nathan Road with plenty of neons. The first destination was Temple Street Night Market. Whenever I visit Asian cities, I try a night market and there were several interesting night markets in Hong Kong. The street market was the closest to my hostel and it was called the Temple Street aka Men's Street, because the goods sold there were popular with men. Anyway the lighting-up along Kowloon park east side was beautiful and I walked up to MTR Jordan station, dropping by a bakery on the way. The night market was still bustling even at around 11 p.m. and I enjoyed window-shopping
Then I went back to Tsim Sha Shui, not to my hostel. Actually, there was another destination for the night and it was the Avenue of Stars. It was at around midnight, although there were a lot of people and some professional photographers for tourists along the promenade. Interestingly, the views of Hong Kong business district from there were still beautiful with lights of buildings. I took a walk up to the end of the avenue, finding Bruce Lee statue and Jackie Chan and Jet Lee handprints. The Christmas lit-up buildings were gorgeous. Then I walked in the opposite direction and sat on the harbor to enjoy a night view of Wan Chai and Central just like some Hong Kongers did. I liked Tokyo night views, but the night view there was much more enchanting. Passing by the clock tower, only the remnant of former Kowloon Station, I went back to Chungking Mansion.
"Ding Ding" Hong Kong Tram Guide Video
You can feel the atmosphere of the city just by riding on a tram.
Hong Kong's Symphony of Lights Video
I missed out on the performance, but do you think it is a must-see?