Photos by MJ Klein
Hui-chen and I love Hong Kong and we’d like to show you around some. This series will take you to several places of interest that we recommend.
One thing that we like about Hong Kong is that it’s a compact place. There are so many things to see and do that are within walking distance of your hotel. Other attractions are a short taxi ride away. We stayed at the Stanford Hillview Hotel on Observatory Road in Kowloon. Here we see the steep hill known at Knutsford Terrace. There certainly is a great view from atop this high hill but it makes for a challenging climb back home after a tiring walk around the city.
Walking around Kowloon can be a very enjoyable experience. I kept thinking about all the Hong Kong movies I’d seen and how these places look exactly like they do in the movies.
We took a taxi to the general area and embarked on a walking tour that began with the Flower Market.
You’ll know that you’re getting close when you start seeing flower and plant shops. All of the tourist maps show this area and any taxi driver knows how to get you here.
The flowers are fresh and beautiful. The variety is amazing and a feast for the eyes.
Here we see a flower vendor on the street. She is wrapping up purchases for her customers and working at a fast pace. Everything in Hong Kong is fast paced.
She is just one of many street flower vendors that exist on this street in addition to the numerous shops.
The flower market packs this street and wraps around the corner. We are going to take a walk to the left.
This street, lined with flower shops leads us to the next destination in this series, The Bird Garden.
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