By: Christopher Wise
Where to Stay: The Peninsula
This classic grand dame rises above Hong Kong Harbour on the Kowloon side. Take tea in the bustling lobby, dine at Swiss eatery Chesa or book a Rolls-Royce for an afternoon tour.
Morning: Explore Kowloon
Visit the Jade Market, the Bird Garden, Flower Garden and Goldfish Market. Phew! Then tour Wong Tai Sin Temple, where Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are practiced. Stop to have your fortune told, too!
Lunch: Lei Yue Mun Village
Enjoy fresh fish at one of the restaurants in colorful Lei Yue Mun village, with its stilt houses and vintage vibe. Select prawns, crab, fish and more, then have them cooked before lunching al fresco.
Afternoon: Police Married Quarters
Once home to married officers and their families, the PMQ complex has been transformed into a bohemian shopping and dining destination. Find wares crafted in HK at Kapok, G.O.D. (Goods of Desire) or Vivienne Tam.
Sitting high above the city, Hutong mixes high-style Chinese fare with drop-dead vistas. Try the spicy bang bang chicken or more adventurous crispy white eel with black fungus.