With the Lunar New Year on its way, the year of the Rooster is set to begin on January 28th, 2017.
Now is the perfect time to plan a trip to a city with the most wonderful mix of the East and West, Hong Kong.
Travel to Hong Kong a week prior to the Lunar New Year to enjoy the festivities and relish in the local atmosphere.
Hop on a trundle downtown for a unique ride – operating since 1904 and a distinct British holdover, Hong Kong’s trundles are the only operating double-decker trams in existence. They offer a leisurely and slow ride around Hong Kong island for only a few USD.
Shop at massive and upscale malls, located in skyscrapers like the IFC above, as well as sprawling buildings throughout Hong Kong island and Kowloon.
Sight-see on your way over to Kowloon on a Star Ferry.
Traveling at night lends an other-worldly feel to the crossing as you travel through a canyon of light and skyscrapers.
Ascend to the highest public accessible point in Hong Kong with a tram ride up to Lantau Peak, which takes about an hour.
While at the peak be sure to see the Tian Tan Buddha.