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"Day Tour of Hong Kong" Hong Kong Things to Do Tip by Marpessa

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My friends and I booked a 5 hour 'Deluxe Hong Kong Island' tour by 'grayline' tours.

The tour is by bus and the first stop is the Man Mo temple. A temple with a lot of incense burning and dedicated to two gods - Man (god of literature) and Mo (god of martial arts). There is a statue of each god in the temple and if you touch Man you will have good luck in exams and school and if you touch Mo then luck within the martial arts. The temple is quite beautiful, and there is an ornate door just inside the entrance which is only opened on special occaisons.

Next was a trip up to Victoria Peak. We hoped on the Peak tram which feels like it almost goes vertical at one point! From Victoria Peak you get amazing views of the city and its harbour - great photo opportunities everywhere! Up here there is also a shopping mall, restaurants and more!

After that we went back down the other side of the peak (facing the beautiful South China Sea). It was here that we went to the Aberdeen fishing village and (at our own expense) took a ride on a sampan out in the harbour, past other fishing boats, house boats... was a very relaxing and nice ride.

Once everyone was back on land we moved onto a jewellery factory. I think the tour could have done without this, because even though items were offered at a reduced price they were still expenisve (have a feeling the guides/company would get a commision on anything we bought).

Next we went past the scenic Repulse Bay, but we didn't stop, just went by on our way to the Stanley Markets. The Stanley Markets were good, lots of shoes, bags, clothes, silk, cashmere, Chinese art... plenty to buy and at good prices too. Also some nice looking restaurants here as well.

And that concluded our tour (our bus driving us back of course). Also have to say that our guide 'Mario' was a very funny guy (if you take this tour I hope you get him!) and very informative as well! I learnt that Hong Kong has a population density of 6,500 per sq km as well as many other things about life in this great city.

Directions: All over Hong Kong Island.

Grayline offer many different tours aside from this one - just check out the website below.

Website: http://www.grayline.com.hk

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  • Written Sep 25, 2007
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