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Discover an Entirely New Side of Hong Kong Through Shangri-La's Walking Tours

There’s more to Hong Kong than the usual shopping or dining destinations.
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As anyone who’s been on a walking tour—such as the ones conducted by Carlos Celdran or Ivan Man Dy—will tell you, the best way to really discover a city is on foot, preferably in the company of a knowledgeable local. To prove to its guests that there’s more to Hong Kong than the usual shopping or dining destinations, Kowloon Shangri-La offers the Cultural Heritage Package, a three- to four-hour guided walking tour of the Tsim Sha Tsui district, showcasing its history and also the interesting residents who have lived in the area for decades. Mostly hidden by the soaring skyscrapers and commercial establishments that have sprung up over the years are interesting architectural landmarks and natural wonders that give the vibrant territory its unique character and soul.


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The Kowloon Shangri-La walking tours lead you to colonial British-era architectural treasures including Rosary Church.


Whitfield Barracks

On a quiet stretch of Nathan Road, marvel at the century-old banyan trees that have withstood the march of time; sit quietly in the Urban Council Centenary Garden as you admire the preserved pillars of the old Kowloon Station; and revisit the old British colonial days at Whitfield Barracks, a lush public park whose buildings are now listed as Grade I historic buildings (two of them make up the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Center).

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Signal Hill

On the tour which also includes churches, Buddhist temples, and hundred-year-old buildings, you might encounter some of the area’s legendary shops and their shopkeepers: David Chan, whose camera shop has become a mecca to antique camera collectors; Ms Tsoi, a traditional Chinese apothecary who has been treating patients for decades; and Bor Kee, one of Tsim Sha Tsui’s first grocery stores. The Cultural Heritage Package includes accommodations for two at a Horizon Deluxe room, full Horizon Club benefits, a guided walking tour, and a special edition booklet.

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64 Mody Road Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong; +852.2733.8787; [email protected] shangri-la.com; Kowloon Shangri-La.

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