Hong Kong Hiking and early morning bird watching



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As you see the different side of Hong Kong whether it be the countryparks of Sai Kung, early morning bird watching in Kowloon park or the off the beaten path fruit wholesale markets in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong is a city that makes fhe most out of 24 hours. Different sides of Hong Kong quietly but efficiently bustle their way through the dawn hours. Good Morning Hong Kong!

Author: Shirley


Day 1 - Hong Kong


Good Morning Hong Kong, discover and capture the sunrise over Hong Kong. Its no easy job, sunrise is just that one moment and its worthwhile to camp at Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, to get the best views from Sai Kung as you barely open your eyes crawling out out your tent and wait in quiet anticipation for the sunrise


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Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park

Location:

Hoi Ha Wan
Sai Kung Peninsula
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2792 7365


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Sai Kung

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Location:

Sai Kung
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


Day 2 - Hong Kong


Hong Kong consumes a shocking amount of fruits, in fact one of the biggest fruit importers in the world. Whether it be by land, sea, or by air all the world's fruits are transported to the Yau Ma Tei fruit wholesale market. Established in 1931, the wholesale market still retains the pre-war facade of red brick walls hanging with ivy. The busiest hours are 2-6am when the entire market lights up with orange tinted lightbulbs , a considerable amount of yelling and it is a frenzy of topless wholesale market workers moving and stacking crates and crates of fresh fruits. The fruit wholesale market not only retains its original appearance but each wholesaler has a special bargaining tool, the chinese ancient equivalent of a palm abacus to keep the price a secret. As competition is fierce it is only a matter of time before these half century old markets gradually lose their place in Hong Kong.


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Yaumatei Tin Hau Temple

Location:

Yaumatei
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


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Yau Ma Tei

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Location:

Lower Kowloon Peninsula
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


Day 3 - Hong Kong


Hong Kong seems to the oddest place to go bird watching but urban birds choose to settle in the only green oasis in a concrete jungle - Kowloon Park and Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. Want to learn more of Asian birds? The Hong Kong Bird Watching society and the Hong Kong leisure and sports district offices free open to public bird watching tours. Tours are offered every Wednesday from 8-10am at Hong Kong Park. Can't make it on Wednesday? Tours are given from 7:30-9:30am every Friday at Kowloon Park.


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Kowloon Park

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Location:

Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


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Hong Kong Park

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Location:

Admiralty
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2521 5041
fax: +852 2537 1236


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Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

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Location:

Albany Road,
Central
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2530 0154
fax: +852 2537 1207


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