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My own walking tour around Wanchai and Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

23 Mar

If anyone ever asks me “What’s the best way to explore any new city?” my instant answer is “On foot”. Walking around any new city helps you get acquainted with it in a manner that no guide-book, guided tour or a tour guide can ever do. When you ditch those tours and guides and just walk around by yourself, the city will open up more to you, show you its hidden gems and help you discover some beautiful lanes / sights that will make your trip even more memorable.

During my recent trip to Hong Kong on one of the evenings after work, I decided to start walking from Wan Chai and head towards Kowloon to explore these two parts on foot and the (required) ferry.

I started my walking tour from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre popularly known as HKCEC. This is an exhibition and convention centre, made entirely of glass and a huge aluminium roof sculpted to supposedly resemble a seabird in flight (I really tried to imagine it but just couldn’t see the connection). It is a massive building and even when you are standing at the farthest point available on land, you can’t capture this building in one frame. Hence the best view of this landmark building is from a ferry (when you can see it in entirety).

HKCEC, a soaring seagull?

HKCEC, a soaring seagull?

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