Day-2 Hong Kong_ around HK Island
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So here starts my first morning in Hong Kong and boy i was excited. Ok i am staying in a budget hotel and they don't serve complimentary breakfast but no problem, i had already decided to rush for pacific coffee which is just minutes away from Mirador mansion. Yummy! loved it.
Today i wanted to explore hongkong Island but at the same time i did not want to miss any corner in tsim Sha Tsui so i walked my way through Canton road, which is parallel to park lane boulevard and on the backside of Kowloon park. Also it was so easy to walk around in HK with signs/directions almost everywhere. Right next to clock tower is Star ferry pier and a 5 minutes ferry ride takes you on the other side to Central pier.
Now this is the central district in HK island and as soon as one exits this pier you tend to walk towards a very unique edifice, the Bank of China building, the one having triangular structure. Although there are many amazing sky scrappers around but this one stands alone and the walkways & walking bridges are easy to follow. The 43rd floor in BOC building is for tourists where one gets to see a spectacular view of Kowloon & little bit around HK Island.
A very short walk away from BOC is the Hong Kong park. Such a beautiful green patch in the middle of concrete gives you an amazing feeling. Since i am very fond of gardens & flowers so i thoroughly enjoyed this park.
It was almost 4PM and i had in mind to reach the Peak just before sunset for a great view of HK, but unfortunately it got quite hazy when i reached the top but still there is a lot much to see at the peak, like the wax museum, a good shopping mall specially if you want to buy some souveniers and the Pearl restaurant.
Later in the evening i decided to explore more of Tsi Sha Tsui (especially do not miss the Khutsford terrace, a great place to walk around), Yau Ma Tai & Mog Kok area.
Oh yes! and how can i forget this...almost at the end when i was walking back towards my hostel i hit a big clear glass door and broke my nose.....wuuuuuuups that really hurts, but good for me, the damage was tolerable, had some medicines, bandage & patience..:)