InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong
In a city as dense as Hong Kong, moments of tranquillity are often found in Tai Chi. Join a lesson at the Avenue of Stars to calm your mind and rejuvenate the body. Then, walk the beautiful pedestrian promenade to get a close-up view of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island and its famous, dazzling skyscrapers. Enjoy a delicious dim sum breakfast at Serenade Chinese Restaurant, while looking out over Victoria Harbour. You may be ready to delve right into Hong Kong at this point, so take the famous Star Ferry to the Central District of Hong Kong Island and head for the world's longest outdoor covered escalator (800 metres long) from Central to Mid-Level. Walk down by the stairs from Mid-Level to Hollywood Road's antique village and Hong Kong SoHo area.
Take the Star Ferry at Tsimshatsui, across the Victoria Harbour to Central. If you still haven't had your fill of Hong Kong's amazing dim sum, take a leisure walk to have your lunch in Hong Kong's most authentic dim sum tea house, Luk Yu. From there you can hop on a double decker bus from Central to Stanley. Stanley Market is probably most famous for its relaxed ambience and open air market, which has the best bargain buys in town. Shop and browse to your heart's content. Then take a walk to the colonial Murray House for an afternoon tea and catch the sun setting over the South China Sea.
Hong Kong is an island so you should make use of it. Take a harbour cruise for an hour, which can be arranged at the tour desk and enjoy the sunset. Take the famous Peak Tram to Victoria Peak. There you can do the one-hour circular stroll around The Peak. If you want to dine at the Peak Lookout or Cafe Deco, you will be richly rewarded with one of the world's most beautiful night views of the city. Hong Kong just glitters at night and is a sight that I never tire of. For some true nightlife though, visit the vibrant Temple Street night market and mix with locals, stallholders, palm readers, fortune tellers and street opera singers.
This statue is the world's tallest outdoor seated Buddha. Made out of bronze, it's 34 metres tall and weighs 250 tonnes.
With 800-metre long, this is the world's longest outdoor covered escalator. It links Des Voeux Road Central near the harbour to Conduit Road in the Mid-Levels.
TSING MA BRIDGE
The 1,377m Tsing Ma Bridge is the world's longest span suspension bridge carrying both road and railway traffic.