STYLE AND CULTURE
STYLISH CITY: HONG KONG
By Eleanor Dunne, 4 May 2019
For more views of the city, get the Peak Tram up to Victoria Peak. Once you’ve taken all the view selfies your arm can manage, escape from the tourist-heavy area by walking back down through the jungle-y forest of Hatton Road – you'll almost forget you’re in one of the world's most densely populated cities. In the evening, head to the Sai Ying Pun area for cocktails at the Potato Head bar. Or, try Kennedy Town to the west of the island for more cool nightlife spots and on-point harbour views.
If you fancy a full-on break from the hustle and bustle after a few days exploring the city, you can take a train east to Shek O beach, where you can top up on your tan by the sea or sample local seafood in the peaceful village. It's also worth taking half a day to get the cable car to the Tian Tian Buddha and the Po Lin monastery on Lantau island, or visiting the Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden in Diamond Hill, Kowloon for some traditional Chinese gardens and architecture. For something more off the beaten path, check out the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery in Sha Tin. In actuality, there's over 12,000 shining gold buddhas to enjoy as you hike up to the temple – and if you’re lucky you might spot some of the area's monkey inhabitants on your way.