Take Your Breath Away with the Sunrise from Victoria Peak
You are already up before dawn, why not catch a breathtaking sunrise.
One of Hong Kong’s most spectacular and easily accessible sunrise viewing points is Victoria Peak. Take in the panoramic city views and watch the skies change colors as the sun rises over the horizon. If you don’t mind arriving after dawn, hop onto the tram at Garden Road Lower Terminus any time after 7am.
Pretend to be Bruce Lee with sunrise Tai Chi
Limber up for the day ahead by pretending you know how to do martial arts in the city that gave the world Bruce Lee. Each morning the city’s practitioners gather in Victoria Park before sun rise to run through their Tai Chi stretches. Ask nicely and they will usually show you a few of their favorite moves.
Enjoy the Dim Sum at Lin Heung Tea House
Lin Heung Tea House is one of the oldest tea houses in Hong Kong, frequented by locals and tourists alike. Aside from traditional dim sum, special dishes such as steamed chicken bun, shumai made with liver and stuffed mud carp are available for those who want something different. Seal the meal with a delicious cup of Chinese tea. Treat yourself to a hearty Dim Sum breakfast at Lin Heung Tea House.
Explore Quaint Shops along Hollywood Road
This is one of the oldest streets in Hong Kong, built more than 100 years ago. A ten-minute walk from the tea house is Hollywood Road. It is the heart of the art and antique business in Hong Kong, and there is a labyrinth of stalls selling paintings, carpets, jades, porcelain wares and more.
Take the express tour on a tram ride
Hong Kong has spent the last thirty years knocking everything with historical value down. Largely they have been successful, but the 100-year old tram survives. Grab a top deck seat on these double deckers to trace a route through the very heart of the city and see the few colonial buildings that have managed to dodge the bulldozers.
Pick up a bouquet at the flower market
There are a dozen early morning markets to choose in Hong Kong but few can match the bright colours of the flower market. Join early morning jilted lovers looking to pick up an apology bouquet on this street filled with rows of roses and blossoming kumquat trees.