Experience the traditional and modern, explore old markets and antique shops, and see the towering skyscrapers of present-day Hong Kong. On this 3-hour Rags to Riches Tour you’ll learn how this international powerhouse developed from humble beginnings.
What to Expect
Begin your 3-hour tour of Hong Kong by seeing its markets, the cornerstone of the city’s history. You’ll see some of its oldest and most unique markets.
Hong Kong’s humble beginnings involved traditional trade and fishing. You’ll see indications of the settlement’s hardworking past in the Western Market, the Ginseng and Bird Nest trading hubs, and the Herbal Medicine Quarter.
The tour follows the trail of traditional Hong Kong street shops. You’ll make your way to Hollywood Road, the center of Chinese antiques trading. Visit Cat Street, originally home to the city’s black market, and now an open-air curio market.
Heading into Tai Ping Shan, you’ll feel as though you’re in a time warp. The shops and galleries here are contemporary and the culture is decidedly more Western and international, representing Hong Kong’s development into an international business hub.
A ride up the 800-meter long Central-Mid-Levels Escalators, the world’s longest outdoor escalator system, is a highlight of any Hong Kong tour. You’ll be transported through a district known for being one of the best examples of how well the traditional and modern exist in harmony here.
Make your way to Central, an area dominated by modern skyscrapers that represent Hong Kong’s new life of riches. Hong Kong’s modern identity includes posh business clubs, swanky shopping malls, and impressively constructed office towers, yet retains traditional elements, such as feng shui- oriented art and architecture.
From Rags to Riches, this Hong Kong tour will excite your senses and leave you fascinated at how the city has transitioned so seamlessly.
What's Not Included
- Items of a personal nature
- Tips & gratuities for the guide
Sheung Wan MTR station Exit B (4 minutes from Central and 12 minutes from Tsim Sha Tsui by MTR)
Know Before You Go
Please contact the local supplier to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
Maximum group size of 12.