Hong Kong Top 5
Hong Kong has long styled itself as the ‘Hollywood of the East’ and this tribute to the local film industry on the promenade at Tsim Sha Tsui is also a nod to the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Some of the movie identities will be unfamiliar to most Western audiences, but there is no mistaking the bronze statue of kung fu hero Bruce Lee.
The view from Victoria Peak is iconic – spectacular at any time, but unforgettable at night. There are several vantage points, but among the very best is from Sky Terrace 428 on top of the anvil-shaped Peak Tower. Getting there is half the fun with the Peak Tram, which has trundled up the mountain since 1888.
This chaotic market in Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon is the place to spend an evening of haggling over copy watches, clothes, antiques both genuine and fake, gemstones and electronics while being entertained by Chinese opera singers and fortune tellers.
This temple, which dates to the 1840s, is devoted to both the god of war and the god of literature. Its most distinctive sight is the hundreds of giant incense coils that hang from its ceiling. It is on Hollywood Road in the Shueng Wan district.
This dazzlingly-coloured temple is sacred to three religions – Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism – and promises to make every wish come true on request. It is, understandably, very popular. Along with the vibrant temple buildings there is a striking Good Wish Garden decorated with chinoiserie.