Beautiful Contrasts: The Old & New Hong Kong

Edward

The Human GPS

Beautiful Contrasts: The Old & New Hong Kong

Spoken in: 中文, English


( 44 reviews ) star City tour Hong Kong 1 - 6 watch_later 4 hours
  • See the oldest parts of the city!
  • Experience the local way of market life
  • Hear the history of "Victorian City"
  • Discover hidden gems architecture
  • Authentic Hong Kong meal included
  • 100% Private

You will meet here: Sai Ying Pun MTR Station Exit B3

What you can expect

Travel back in time to experience the Hong Kong of the past century. The tenement blocks, the wet market, and the old way of life. Marvel at the weird and wonderful produce on display outside the dried seafood shops!

To create a beautiful contrast, I'll take you back to the present and I'll show you a sight of the future of Hong Kong. Stroll through the financial district, under the shadows of seemingly infinite skyscrapers. Mingle with the locals in cafes and bars, and discover the new local way of life and its roots in the old temples and historic buildings of Hong Kong.

Discover a perfect example of how modernity rose from the traditional Honk Kong : the newly renovated tenement buildings – now providing modern, clean and comfortable living spaces. A fine testament to how Hong Kong is always moving, always positive.

With me by your side, you won't miss the the stories, the history and the facts behind the buildings and monuments you'll visit. I can share with you my own insights and you can ask all your questions. If there is something extra you want to see, I will happily adapt the experience to your interests!

I will show you things that cannot be found in travel guides, places that tourists never see, and sights and sounds that are genuinely local. You can discover the true Hong Kong with me!


This is the plan

Meeting Point
Sai Ying Pun MTR Station
Stop 1
Dried Seafood Street - discover the ordinary and exotic seafood in dry form. This is the local Chinese way of preserving them for future use.
Stop 2
The oldest remaining tenement building in Sai Ying Pun.
Stop 3
Public bath house on Second Street, and the history behind it.
Travel
We will ride the MTR to Central, the financial district of Hong Kong. Check out the murals inside the MTR station, to show you the district's past!
Stop 4
Hear a brief history of Central District, and I will show you some fun facts that even locals will not know! The district never stops building new towers...
Travel
Ride the tram to Wanchai, it has been around for more than a century. Sit in the upper deck for a nice view!
Stop 5
Arrive at a lively street market, where you find anything from broccoli to socks! Feel free to learn how to shop like a local!
Stop 6
Arrive at the newly-restored tenement buildings that are almost a century old. See how the old and the new can exist in harmony.
Stop 7
Hidden Gem: A quaint group of temples, nestled in a small neighbourhood. They are beautiful, and like to have visitors!
Stop 8
Ride the scenic elevator in a famous skyscraper, for free! You can see how the buildings become smaller and smaller... We will also pass by the first post office of Hong Kong!
Stop 9
No one can resist some authentic Hong Kong food! Have some delicious food and take a break.
End
Well... this is the end. I will guide you to the nearest transportation. Hope to see you again!

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City tour details

Type
Private City tour
Mode of transport
Publictransport
Duration
4 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 6 persons
Meeting point
Sai Ying Pun MTR Station Exit B3
Guest pick-up
possible (extra charges)
Confirmation
within 48 hours
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkAuthentic meal at a famous "tea restaurant"
checkPublic transportation costs while on tour
Not included
Extra meals and drinks

Edward

The Human GPS

44 reviews

I always tell people: " The only way to know about the city is to be in the city, talk to the people, and enjoy their food." You have chosen the right place to visit!

Hong Kong is a foodie paradise! Due to the cramped living quarters that most Hong Kongers have, a lot of us eat out quite often, and that's why there is an abundance of restaurants anywhere you go.

I left here when I was 12, when the city was having uncertainties with its future. Like many people whom left for a better life elsewhere, I still kept in touch with family and friends in Hong Kong when I was abroad, and coming back frequently to visit Hong Kong became a norm. After 20+ years living aboard in USA, I decided to move back, reacquainted with this city, and I am calling Hong Kong home again.

I am well-versed with the history of my hometown, because I believe the British influence of Hong Kong is unique, and very intriguing to locals and visitors alike. Such influences can be seen in architecture, customs, and way of life. Whenever I have time, I love to be out and about, discovering new and interesting spots along the way, to share with my friends.

When you are here, try to enjoy the bustling and vibrant scenes of life, and don't let the fast pace of people hold you back. Go explore the side streets during the day, Hong Kong is safe, and tourist-friendly; you will definitely find the old and the new complement nicely with each other.

Hope to see you soon and let's discover Hong Kong!"

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