Traders Hotel, Hong Kong - Destination Info
The hotel is in the Western District, one of the first trading areas to develop under British rule. With many traditions retained, there are many speciality shops not seen elsewhere - the perfect place to find old Chinese furniture, antiques and paintings.
Night-time horse racing at the Happy Valley track is a local attraction that must not be missed, whether you’re a heavy punter or not. Tickets also usually include a pick-up from your hotel.
To see the city skyline rated the most impressive in the world by CNN, head down to the TST Promenade or the Avenue of Stars.
In the Hong Kong Museum of History located along the Chatham Road you can discover a fascinating story spread across eight galleries on four floors.
Victoria Peak (The Peak) is the number one tourist destination in Hong Kong, with highlights being the Peak Tower and the Peak Tram, the city’s oldest mode of transport.
Time to shop? There is no VAT and plenty of malls, markets and speciality shops to sample. Look out for names like Pacific Place, Langham Place, the City Gate Outlets Mall (for the real bargains), and for shoes, Sneaker Street! There are dozens and dozens of smaller flea markets to practise your haggling skills. Also, visit the legendary Jade Market on Kangu Street, home of jade, beads, jewellery and other souvenirs.
Hong Kong Disneyland might be small, but it’s perfectly formed and a whole lot of fun. Look out for its seventh area, ‘Mystic Point’, opening early in 2013. Ocean Park is Hong Kong’s other popular theme park, packed with water-based fun.
Got a head for heights? Sky 100 is the very highest observation platform in Hong Kong.