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Who doesn’t love Hong Kong, rich in culture and dripping in luxury? And who doesn’t love Hong Kong day tours that involve Petty Person Beating ceremonies, Ding-Ding trams and salted egg yolk-making workshops? I know, right? Authentic Hong Kong at its best. Let’s all go.
Yes, yes, I know that what you want to do is eat and shop and I’ve nothing against those activities, but it’s time to expand your Hong Kong horizons, experience authentic Hong Kong and get creative with sightseeing. So listen up. Here are six of the most unique, fun and possibly eccentric Hong Kong day tours around.
Hong Kong Day Tours #1 – the Wing Chun Kung Fu Experience Tour
Channel your inner Bruce Lee, eat dim sum and study the basics of “Wing Chun” Kung Fu. Hiyah! (Visualize Carol making karate chop motions here. No really. She is.)
On this unique Hong Kong day tour you’ll visit the “Bruce Lee: Kung Fu-Art-Life exhibit” at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, sashay down the Avenue of Stars and eat dim sum at the Chinese restaurants where Bruce Lee has personally dined.
Visit Shoestring Travel Limited for more info.
Bonus: You’ll be able to sing Everybody was Kung-Fu Fighting in your head all day!
Hong Kong Day Tours #2 – the Six Senses Heritage Experience
If Kung Fu isn’t your style, try tai chi. That’s only one of the hands-on experiences you’ll have on this 9-hour Hong Kong day tour that takes you down 6 unexplored sides of the city. You’ll try Kau Cim, a type of traditional fortune-telling (and I hope you get a better fortune than I did in Hong Kong, because really, I’m still living that one down).
You’ll also cycle on the Ping Shan Heritage Trail and visit a 600-year old walled country village. Visit Tourasia for info.
Bonus: You’ll enjoy a Big Bowl Feast for lunch, because Small Bowl Feasts are just so passe.
Hong Kong Day Tours #3 – a Different Taste of Hong Kong
Truly the Petty Person Beating ceremony is just about the coolest thing ever (unless you’re a petty person, then you’re in big trouble) and that’s why you’ll want to do this tour, one of the most satisfying Hong Kong day tours around.
This is where you can rid yourself of that petty problem person who has been holding you back in life, love and/or happiness. (Evil co-worker, anyone?) The ritual involves an elderly woman (the petty person beater), a paper tiger and a beating with a shoe!
After a Petty Person Beating, you’d think everything else would be an anticlimax, but this Hong Kong day tour continues to surprise. You’ll visit the ancient Stone Slab Street, ride the aforementioned Ding-Ding Tram and ride a Walla-walla sampan. A walla walla what? Visit HS Travel International for info.
Bonus: Outlet shopping at Ap Lei Chau Outlets is included! Yay! (If you don’t know how exciting outlet shopping is, visit my Hong Kong Designer Outlets page. It’s the most visited site on my website.)
Hong Kong Day Tours #4 – the Sham Shui Po Foodie Tour
This is your big chance to visit a braised goose restaurant, and don’t tell me that’s not high on your list. This is a 4-hour Hong Kong walking tour in the Kowloon neighbourhood of Sham Shui Po with plenty of tasting stops along the way including a traditional Hong Kong-style cafe, a pudding shop, a soy specialty store, bakery and handmade noodle shop. Yum. Visit Hong Kong Food Tours.
Bonus: You’ll also learn about the culture and history of the neighbourhood. Mahjong parlours included.
Hong Kong Day Tours #5 – the Tai O Eco Tour
As far as Hong Kong day tours go, this is one of the most green. And blue. Because in addition to mountains you’ll also see the sea.
You’ll head to Lantau Island, ride the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, visit the world’s tallest seated bronze Buddha and check out the fishing village of Tai O. Book through HS Travel International.
Bonus: When else will you get a chance to visit a Stilt House to make salted egg yolk? And let’s not forget the tofu pudding making adventure as well!
Hong Kong Day Tours #6 – Hand Made in Hong Kong
You’ll want to do this tour just so you can find out what Butterfly Style Facial Hair Threading is. Other stops on this Hand Made in Hong Kong day tour include meeting masters of various artisanal handicrafts and learning about traditional handmade industries that are fading from view such as metal tooling signage, shoemaking and tailoring. Through HS Travel International.
Bonus: A trip to the Ladies Market in Mong Kok is included! Yay! More shopping!
There you have it. Hong Kong day tours that will enlighten, entertain and engage. (And if you do get to do a Petty Person Beating ceremony be sure and let me know. And I really hope the petty person you’re beating isn’t me.)
For more information on authentic Hong Kong day tours visit Discover Hong Kong.
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