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Shopping & Sightseeing

Cultural Hong Kong

Discover the pearl of Orient through multitude of cultural attractions in Hong Kong. From Man Mo Temple, a declared monument to the popular Wong Tai Sin Temple, where worshippers come pray for good fortunes all year round. Tourists will learn a great lesson on the traditional Chinese belief through the cultural attractions in Hong Kong.

Flagstaff Museum of Tea Wares in Hong Kong Park

Flagstaff Museum of Tea Wares in Hong Kong Park

Nestled in Admiralty’s scenic Hong Kong Park, the Flagstaff Museum of Tea Wares offers an intriguing blend of colonial heritage and Chinese tradition. The museum provides a unique insight into the ancient culture of tea drinking. Housed in the oldest remaining colonial building in Hong Kong (built in 1846), the museum has a huge collection of Chinese tea vessels from all over China. Chinese tea drinking lessons are also available.

Transportation:

  • Take the hotel shuttle bus to Admiralty Centre, go to the Admiralty MTR station and follow signs to “Hong Kong Park / Island Shangri-la Hotel”. The park is opposite the upper mall entrance, on the right-hand side. The museum is just one-min walk from the entrance of the park. (30 min from the hotel)
  • By taxi (approximately 15 min at HK$30/US$4)
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Man Mo Temple

Man Mo Temple

One of the first traditional-style temples built during the colonial era, Man Mo temple’s magnificent external architecture reflects its historical roots. The temple is dedicated to the Taoist gods of Man (literature) and Mo (martial arts). There is also a statue of Pau Kung, the god of justice, and another of Shing Wong, the god of the city. The plaques near the entrance provide an interesting perspective on the history of the temple and its gods. Inside, the air is thick with aromatic smoke from the coils and incense sticks that are said to carry prayers to the spirit world.

Transportation:

  • Facing Causeway Bay, walk via Morrison Hill Road and Tin Lok Lane, at the end turn right to take bus no.26 (HK$3.90 / US$0.60 each) located at No.402 Hennessy Road outside the e-TECH Centre, and alight at Hollywood Road. (20 min by bus)
  • By taxi (approximately 10 min at HK$50/US$6.5)
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Antique Shopping on Hollywood Road and Upper Lascar Row

Antique Shopping on Hollywood Road and Upper Lascar Row

Hollywood Road and Upper Lascar Row, also known as “Cat Street”, are must-see stop-offs. Crammed with antique shops and an open-air curios market, these quaint streets are ideal spots for picking up eclectic souvenirs and gifts. Here you will find everything on sale, from Ming Dynasty furniture and lotus lamps to Mao badges and ancient snuff bottles.

Transportation:

  • Facing Causeway Bay, walk down Morrison Hill Road and Tin Lok Lane, turning right at the end to take bus no. 26 (HK$3.90 / US$0.60 each) located at No.402 Hennessy Road outside e-TECH Centre, and alight at Hollywood Road. (20 min by bus)
  • By taxi (approximately 10 min at HK$50/US$6.5)
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culturel center clock tower

Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Since its grand opening in 1989, the Cultural Centre in TsimShaTsui is a superb venue offering a wide diversity of performing arts including concerts, operas ballet and musicals for both Hong Kong residents and tourists.

Transportation:

  • Take the hotel shuttle bus to Admiralty and change for MTR subway to TsimShaTsui Station (Exit E). (30 min)
  • Take the hotel shuttle bus to Airport Express Line Station – Hong Kong Station, and change for the Star Ferry from Central to TsimShaTsui. (50 min)
  • By taxi (approximately 20 min at HK$90/US$11.6 including tunnel fee)
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Temple Street

Temple Street

Hong Kong’s most famous open-air market opens at 2:00pm but really comes to life at dusk, with a bustling array of stalls selling everything from watches and leather ware to clothing and souvenirs. Other attractions include fortune-tellers and occasionally, Cantonese opera singers. Temple Street is in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon.

Transportation:

  • Take the hotel shuttle bus to Admiralty and change for the MTR subway to Jordan Station (Exit C2), thenfollow by a 2-min walk. (30 min)
  • By taxi (approximately 20 min at HK$70/US$9 including tunnel fee)
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Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery

Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery

Situated in Lantau Island, the majestic figure of the seated Buddha (or Tian Tan) is 34-metres high. Cast in China, it took ten years to complete and weighs 220 tons. It was unveiled in 1993 accompanied by an elaborate religious ceremony.

Besides attracting Buddhists from all over Asia, the magnificent figure, with its compelling presence, almost instantly included the remote Po Lin Monastery, with its devout monks, into a must-see destination on tourist itineraries.

Transportation:

  • Take the hotel shuttle bus to Airport Express Line – Hong Kong Station, and change for the MTR subway to Tung Chung station, where you can take bus No. 23 or Cable Car to Ngong Ping. (Total travelling time is approximately 2 hour)
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Chi Lin Nunnery

Chi Lin Nunnery

Chi Lin Nunnery is established in 1934 and renovated in 1990 covering an area more then 33,000 square metres. The buildings are the only buildings to be built in this style in modern day Hong Kong. A large temple complex of wooden architecture, the nunnery is filled with temple halls, Chinese gardens and a vegetarian restaurant. The temple halls and the Chinese garden in front of the nunnery are open to the public daily free of charge.

Transportation:

  • Go through the subway outside Cosmopolitan Hotel to Morrison Hill Road to Lap Tak Lane and take bus no. 671 (HK$11.1 / US$1.5), alight at the Diamond Hill Railway Station, followed by a 10 min walk. (55 min)
  • By taxi (approximately 30 min at HK$110/US$14.2including tunnel fee)
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Wong Tai Sin Temple

Wong Tai Sin Temple

Wong Tai Sin Temple is where the worshippers come and pray for good fortune anytime of the year. The temple is beautifully ornamented making it a scenic attraction as well as an important religious landmark. Visit the temple to see faithful worshippers performing ancient rituals amid aroma of incense. Opens daily from 7:00am to 5:30pm.

Transportation:

  • By complimentary hotel shuttle bus to Admiralty, travel the MTR subway toYau Ma Tei Station and interchange to Wong Tai Sin Station. (30 min)
  • By taxi (approximately 30 min at HK$110/US$14.2including tunnel fee)
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Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees

Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees

Lam Tsuen has a history of 700 years and it’s still crowded with people who come to visit its two “wishing trees” today. In the past, visitors came to make wishes and throw joss paper into these two trees. In order to protect the tress, wishes are more tidily made by tying joss paper to nearby wooden racks or imitation trees nowadays.

Transportation:

  • By complimentary hotel shuttle bus to Admiralty, travel the MTR subway to Tai Wo Station, followed by a 15-min taxi ride. (Total travelling time is approximately 1 hour 45 min)
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*Transportation fee is subject to change without prior notice and transportation time is subject to change depending on traffic conditions.


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