From Tuve’s peaceful inner sanctum, the Tin Hau district is a sensory onslaught, with rushing traffic ahead and on the flyover above, a flurry of pedestrians and pockets of activity wherever you look. Causeway Bay is densely packed with malls and market stalls; Lee Gardens is a temple of high-fashion boutiques, a spree in Hysan Place covers 17 floors, and Jardine’s Crescent market has ironic tees and colourful accessories galore. The lower terminus for the tram to Victoria Peak is a 10-minute taxi ride from the hotel; the vertiginous journey ends at a viewing platform overlooking the harbour, Kowloon and the mountains beyond. On descending, pick up antique propaganda posters and other curios along Hollywood Road, and pop into PMQ for sculptural jewellery pieces, niche labels and cool homewares; Cat Street market along Upper Lascar Row has unique vintage pieces. Oil exhbition space is a 10-minute walk from Tuve for intriguing artwork, and industry big-hitters – the Gagosian and White Cube – lie to the west, by smaller spaces, such as Hanart TZ and Saamlung galleries. K11 Art Mall, on Hanoi Road, is a hot-bed of artsy happenings. For a glimpse of Hong Kong history, visit Lin Fa Temple by the Central Library; each year from the 14–16 September, beasts snake their way past this monument during the Fire Dragon Dance festival. Or ride the Metro to Kowloon to stop by empire-red Wong Tai Sin Temple and meditate by the charming nunnery pagoda in Nan Lian Garden.