Discover the history of Hong Kong through multitude of cultural and heritage tourist attractions Hong Kong. From Lui Seng Chun, a certified historic building, to the popular Hung Shing Temple, tourists will learn a great lesson on the traditional Chinese belief and culture in Hong Kong through all these attractions.
Among all Hong Kong tourist sites, this famous open-air market opens at 2:00 pm but really comes to life at dusk. The street is filled with an array of stalls selling everything from watches and leather goods to clothing and unique souvenir. Stop by to predict your future at fortune-teller stalls or listen to Cantonese opera singers who occasionally parade the streets.
Lui Seng Chun
Lui Seng Chun is a certified Grade I Historic Building located in Mongkok. This 4-storey tong-lau style building was built in 1931 and integrated Chinese and Western architectural styleswhich reflectedits distinctive neoclassical style,characterised by the square-shaped frame and a row of decorative balustrades in the front. The ground floor of the building was occupied by a Chinese bone-setting medicine shop named "Lui Seng Chun" where his medicine enjoyed a good reputation locally and overseas.
Hung Shing Temple
Hung Shing Temple is certified as Grade III historic building and was originally built in 1861 in Tai KokTsui. In 1928, the Government developed the area and it was rebuilt at the present site. The temple has since been managed by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and it is the only Hung Shing temple in urban Kowloon.
Being one of the most popular Hong Kong tourist sites, the legendary star ferry provides ferry services between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island from piers in TsimShaTsui and Hung Hom in Kowloon, and Central and Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island. It offers relaxing and memorable scenic boat trips across the renowned Victoria Harbour.
(1)Take hotel shuttle bus to Mongkok subway station then travel 3 more stations to TsimShaTsui on Tsuen Wan Line. Exit at J and walk for around 10 minutes. (25 minutes from hotel)
(2) By taxi (approximately 18 minutes at HK$40/US$5)
Tsimshatsui Clock Tower
The centuries-old Clock Tower, with its distinctive design in red brick and granite, is a reminder of Hong Kong's colonial era. But over many years it had far greater significance for the Chinese as the former terminus was the final stop on their rail journeys from villages in their homeland to new lives, either in Hong Kong or to distant destinations overseas.
The Hong Kong tram was founded in 1904 and remains an efficient and the most economical mode of public transport in Hong Kong. It is a relaxing means by which to see the city. Only running on Hong Kong Island, it has the world's largest fleet of double-deck tramcars still in service. Fare is at HK$2.30 per passenger.