3-Hour Small Group Tour: Hidden Gems of Old Hong Kong island

3-Hour Small Group Tour: Hidden Gems of Old Hong Kong island
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$102.05
Duration: 3 hours
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** Tour recommended by Hong Kong Tourism Board ** 
Do you know that Hong Kong also has various hidden gems which are not commonly published or included in the tourist guidebooks but definitely some spots should not be missed. Get yourself with a pair of comfortable walking shoes and your camera ready, and join this 3-hours walking tour so that you can immerses yourself in an authentic local neighborhood, travel as a real “local” on your own feet.  Experience one of the impressive public transportation systems -  “ding ding” (tram) and also Double Decker bus.   During this walking tour, your friendly tour guide will point out the interesting sights and share fun facts with you. 

At 11:00 a.m, meet your friendly tour guide will meet you at Quarry Bay MTR Station, then start your tour as follows :

  • Montane Mansion - or people call it as “Monster Building” – an architecture complex composed of five old mansions which resembles a walled city. The facade of the building is rainbow colored, which also make this development more vibrant and lively, made it so popular among photographers and is gaining popularity with tourists as well.  It has also become a popular filming location for Hollywood blockbusters and the most famous one – “Transformer IV”.
  • Chun Yeung Street wet market – take “ding ding” (one of the oldest transportation in Hong Kong)  further to North Point, explore the Chun Yeung Street wet market - the market retains a local feel where the locals still shop nowadays.  What it makes it unique is when the tram running through, people will all stop and wait until the tram is gone through.
  • Sunbeam Theater – the landmark theatre in North Point has been synonymous with Cantonese operator for the past 4 decades. The theatre is designated specially for Cantonese opera performances.  
  • Family-run Chinese embroidery slippers store – will drop by a family-run Chinese embroidery slippers store, one of the oldest hand-made embroidery slipper stores in Hong Kong, is reputed for its Chinese traditional style embroidered slippers and shoes that are suitable for Chinese traditional wedding.
  • “Petty person beating” (da siu yan in Cantonese) - will take “ding ding” (or double-decker bus)  to a place called “Goose Neck Bridge” to share fun and experience by watching how the “beaters” helping the people in need to eliminate their enemies and misfortune by “beating the petty person”. “Petty person beating” is a popular cultural ritual practice in Hong Kong who believe that “petty persons” are someone bringing bad luck, troubles or do something harmful to them.  When people have no way to express their anger or hatred towards these “petty persons”, they will hire the beaters to beat the “human portrait”and do a sequence of steps to prevent them from their harassment and make sure these petty persons can no longer harm them after being beaten.
  • Taste of wonton noodles – After all these walk, you will enjoy the wonton noodles at a family-run traditional noodle shop. “Wonton” is a Cantonese word for bite size dumpling made stuffed with shrimp and pork, served with noodles and smothered in aromatic chicken broth.
During the end of the tour, your guide will show you the way to the nearest entrance of Causeway Bay MTR station or alternatively, you are also welcome to stay behind and explore this area on your own.

** Tour recommended by Hong Kong Tourism Board ** 
Do you know that Hong Kong also has various hidden gems which are not commonly published or included in the tourist guidebooks but definitely some spots should not be missed. Get yourself with a pair of comfortable walking shoes and your camera ready, and join this 3-hours walking tour so that you can immerses yourself in an authentic local neighborhood, travel as a real “local” on your own feet.  Experience one of the impressive public transportation systems -  “ding ding” (tram) and also Double Decker bus.   During this walking tour, your friendly tour guide will point out the interesting sights and share fun facts with you.