Hong Kong is a modern city built in a natural wilderness which is flanked by the sparkling blue South China Sea. It has been a popular destination for British holiday makers for many years due to English having being recognised as an official language here, certainly up until 1997, when it was still under British administration. This is an area of the world where its possible to enjoy an incredibly vibrant city, as well as hike through natural far eastern landscapes with incredible views. Wendy Wu is a tour operator that Aspen Travel have worked with for a number of years, because the packages not only offer incredible value for the price, but are also intelligently put together to give you the best possible local cultural and historical experiences of an area. In this post, lets have a look at what you can expect from Wendy Wu tour of Hong Kong.
Modern life in Hong Kong
The city is huge and sprawling. Shops, restaurants and nightclubs of every possible size and style can be experienced here. The impressive skyline is recognised by people all around the world as a symbol of enjoyable consumerism and urban life and the best views of it are from the top of the Victoria Peak mountain. Easily reached by tram, the Peak offers a cool respite from the tropical temperatures down below, as well as an alternative shopping experience. However, our favourite highlight of this attraction is the sky terrace, with its view of the brightly lit city below. For an alternative view of the iconic Hong Kong skyscrapers and the light show they provide, why not take a traditional Chinese sailing vessel on a tour of the harbour at night. The harbour is full of such tours on any given evening.
Traditional life in Hong Kong
Shopping doesnt need to be done in the malls and boutiques of the inner city. Stanley market is known as the best street market to pick up a bargain. Here you can buy silk, jewellery and all manner of quirky souvenirs, all at a knockdown price. As part of your Wendy Wu tour, you will journey away from the metropolis and experience nature in the surrounding countryside. Tai Mo Shan mountain is another high peak, but one which will take you through long grasses and some exceptionally rugged scenery. In Plover country Park, youll walk-through feng shui woods and abandoned rice fields before setting eyes on the Chinese border in the distance and the Yau Chong Tong marine park below. Keep your eyes peeled for herons and egrets which are plentiful here. In fact, keen bird watchers are in for a real treat on this tour as Hong Kong is known for its grand array of birdlife. The wetlands and woodlands of Luk Keng is a destination on the tour and may afford you the chance to spot one of the many rare migrating species of birds that pass through here. There are two more picturesque stops on your itinerary, for which you definitely need a camera to hand. The first is a beautiful fishing village, whose harbour is filled with traditional Chinese junk boats, upon which many fishermen and their family still live. The second is the Yuen Yuen Institute. During a walk around the grounds here, youll discover temples, pavilions, monasteries and all manner of ornamental gardens and ponds. For an incredible trip to see the well-loved sights of a well-loved city, that should be on everyones bucket list, please give the Aspen Travel team a call. We will be able to advise you about what the package includes as well as how you can get the best possible price.