Big 4 Tourist Attractions in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is known the world over as a glamorous financial hub, and a choice city for luxury shopping. But this city-state is steeped in culture and history, and has a lot more to offer than mouth-watering dim sum and an impressive skyline. Hong Kong has an energy about it that is hard to describe. Millions of people are crammed into a very small space that somehow seems to function flawlessly. Around every corner is something new and unique, whether it’s an ancient temple, a shop selling the latest electronic gadget, or a man taking his bird in a cage for a walk.

As a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong presents an interesting study in the influences of ancient Chinese culture as well as its own attitudes and history, independent from that of mainland China. A visit to Hong Kong can include sweeping views of land, sea, and architecture, wonderful beaches, great hikes, and traditional fishing villages with a slower pace of life. Hong Kong is one of the most impressive cities in the world, certainly, but there’s much more to the country than meets the eye

1 Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha Statue)

Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha Statue)
Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha Statue)

This 34-meter-high “Big Buddha” sits atop Lantau Island’s Po Lin monastery, which was a fairly secluded place until the statue was built in 1993. This Buddha is believed to be the largest free-standing statue of its kind in the world and took 12 years to complete. Early risers can climb Lantau Peak first thing in the morning, under the guidance of a monk, and watch the sun rise over the monastery and surrounding sea and islands. Hong Kong’s only tea plantations can be found to the south of the monastery, and the beautiful Shek Pik reservoir is also on Lantau Island.

2 Tai O Fishing Village

Tai O Fishing Village
Tai O Fishing Village

A visit to Tai O village offers an experience you won’t find anywhere else in Hong Kong. A far cry from the shining city, crowded markets, and theme parks, Tai O is home to people who live a quieter, more traditional way of life. The Tanka people who live in Tai O, found on Lantau Island, build their homes on stilts over tidal flats and are a community of fisherfolk. Villagers offer boat rides around the village, after which you can visit the local markets and sample some of the fresh seafood. Occasional sightings of the endangered pink dolphin occur in the nearby waters.

3 Temple Street Night Sauna

Temple Street Night Market
Temple Street Night Sanua

Another must-visit in Kowloon, the Temple Street Night Sauna is the last night massage hub in Hong Kong. This is the place to go for eclectic massage, sanua, and body rub. Massag therapists do everything from facial and body rub to foot reflexology and handjob sensual massage. When you need a break from shopping, you can sit with a pretty therapist or just a traditional Cantonese tuina outside the sauna area, where therapists range from amateur to professional level and treat guests to the country’s therapeutic culture.

4 Dragon’s Back Hike

View from Trail
View from Trail Michael Law

If you’ve had enough of the tight confines of Hong Kong and are ready for a little exercise, try escaping to the Dragon’s Back Hike. This popular trail offers spectacular views out over the ocean, Big Wave Bay, Mount Collinson, Stanley, and Shek O. It’s a pleasant change from the buzz of the big city to hear birdsong, the sound of small waterfalls, and the leaves rattling in the ocean breeze. The hike is relatively easy but be sure to start at Section 8 (bus stop To Tei Wan). From here, the walk takes you up a short distance and then is predominantly downhill with rolling sections to Big Wave Bay. At this location, you can catch a taxi or mini bus to Shek O. Both areas are fantastic swimming spots, with beautiful beaches, and Shek O has a variety of restaurants serving good food. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water and your bathing suit and towel. A swim to cool down followed by a fruit smoothie or ice cream at the end of the hike is heavenly

Top 5 of the month: the best spas/massages in Hong Kong

Top 5 of the month: the best spas/massages in Hong Kong

Work, kids, noise, pollution… We would love to escape but there’s no escape in sight. For those of us who can’t take time off, you can still get a break with a gentle massage. So what are you waiting for? Hop hop hop, choose among Hong Kong’s Top 5 spas, book and EN-JOY!

Chuan Spa at Cordis Hotel : Amazing and Efficient Technique!
I personally love this one. First, it offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Hong Kong (which is always nice). Next, all treatments are customised to match your needs, inferred from the questionnaire you completed on arrival. Therapists are generous with their creams and body oils, and apply the traditional Chinese massage techniques to swiftly leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Make the most out of the facilities before starting your massage. Soak in the hot bath, hammam or sauna, or all three. Your skin is ready to be pampered and to balance its yin and yang for pure bliss. Just a word of advice: opt for the Chuan Harmony massage or the Ginger Renewal treatment, which work wonders. Then, end your spa day with fragrant tea, accompanied with fresh fruits.
More info here.

Peninsula : The Best Indian Spa Treatment in Hong Kong
Now, this is the best in terms of quality! We began with the Heat and Water experience: Going into a huge indoor pool area lined with bay windows. The pool was large enough to swim laps or enjoy the power fountains, while taking in a view of Hong Kong’s skyline, followed by the sauna, hammam, and power showers. We were there for ages. Next, we headed for our massage treatment. I would suggest you try the blissful Sattva treatment (100 minutes). Ultra customized, massage oils are picked based off your pre-treatment questionnaire. I have rarely felt as relaxed as I did after my treatment. And depending on your schedule, you can even decide to return to the pool for a glass of fresh fruit juice, tea or a light lunch prepared by the hotel’s Michelin-starred chef.
More info here.

Oriental Spa at the Landmark Mandarin : Divine, Luxurious, to Die For
Tepidarium chairs, a pool heated at 35 degrees with water jets, an ice fountain for the ultimate cool-down, a relaxation room with music in the background, drinks and fresh fruits…it’s incredibly luxurious with little fuss. We almost forgot all about our massage. And once there, the experience was flawless. The Oriental Essence 90 minutes treatment is simply fabulous. We left perfectly replenished and relaxed from head to toe. All in all, it was superb. You could even finish off the day like we did by having dinner at Amber, the Michelin-starred restaurant which never disappoints, unless you prefer to get a drink at the Mo Bar where the music-filled Happy Hours are always worth going to.
More info here.

ESPA Ritz Carlton: An Exceptional View at the Top of Hong Kong
Does the highest spa in the world tempt you? If it does, head to Ritz Carlton and you will not be disappointed. You can start with a healthy lunch at the salad bar with a view of Hong Kong’s skyline. Then enjoy your massage before going to the relaxation area. The view of the bay from there is incredible. For my part, I certainly didn’t regret having my hot stones massage which heats you up and relaxes the body. In fact, it was incredible! Don’t hesitate to go for the fresh fruit, yoghurt, drinks and desserts on offer. They come straight from the hotel kitchen and are absolutely delicious.
More info here.

Le Spa by Jan : Intimate and Affordable
Beautiful environment/unbeatable price, a warm welcome, a professional therapist, ultra organic products…. What more can be said? Jan launched this independent spa about a year ago for us to enjoy. There’s nothing like a great smile to make you want to return to a place. For the best relaxation experience, opt for the hour-long Aroma Relaxation massage. But the flagship treatment not to be missed is the microdermabrasion treatment, and we will leave you to discover why. It’s worth it!
More info here.

The Sensual Flow

As a brilliant tantric masseuse it is hard to miss it in her. She has this aura of sensual sophistication, a sensual appeal that pours out of her and feels her persona with a goddess like seductive intrigue. It is a charm caked in Hong Kong, carefully cultivated to feminine perfection and brewed in the crucible of experienced massage business.

Everything around and about her oozes an alluring charm. She is a brilliant and impressive masseuse with a professional yet friendly touch to her work. She knows her trade and yearns to unleash it on you. That’s what makes her your most needed partner in a tantric massage. She understands sensual appetites and through her gentle and measured enchantment you will have your whole body explored and soothed.

In her is the priestess of tantric massage blending her sexual energy with yours in a sophisticated and seamless flows into oneness. Through her well nurtured and youthful, enticing beauty you get to release your erotic inhibitions. It is in her ethereal beauty that she will continually beckon you to entreat your erotic fantasies and sexual repressions. Her young body and spirit bellies a massage skills honed in the best practice and refined through practice and devotion to your needs.

A combination of deeply scented oils that are laced with nutritious and aesthetic ingredients work on your loins and your girth. It is the open secret, the untested yet known mystery, the tempting spectacle of a body firmed by genes, sculpted by training and endowed with such rich femininity that works your body with those oils.

In her you get to explore such exquisite depths of sexual beauty packed in her youthfulness; those young shy breasts, the fleshly crouch and flat tummy toned and tanned.

Trained under the best masseuse and a master at all the tricks and turns of tantric masseuses she is the culmination of everything there is to sensual massages. Within a few minutes she delivers to you a sensation, a lusty relaxation and homely feel that sooths your mind and rocks your world. It is an orgasmic experience, churned out of you with her short, slim fingers and slimy thighs.

Hers is a tantric massage packed with beautiful sessions marked by deep bonding, raunchy jokes and uplifting aromatherapy. The music is slow, tepid and urbane with a refined artistry into it. She is the perfection of elegance, with a small beautiful body and girly-ness about her that is disarming and polished.

She takes an inordinate amount of time working your arousal, pouring her sophisticated craft into your existence, creating a changing mood that ranges from subtle longing to elaborate vulnerability, feminine or and finally an elegant touch or warmth and love

She viscerally understands your need for a sensual flow. Her massage on you is more that deep tissue exploration, it is a trip into the world of sexual release and relaxation. Here in Hong Kong she nurtures the moment that awakens in you a desire for more confident sexual need for uninhibited sensate love making

My Unique Hong Kong Massage Experience Chapter 3

I will confess that my nerve was under tension as we were going through the second round of massage at my hotel room floor. I was being robbed in all parts of my body. When we got to bed for the third massage session, it was obvious to me that I made the right choice by calling Lisa. She has shown me the stuff that makes Hong Kong massage therapy different. As we started in the hotel bed, I noticed that the bed started twirling. She at first waited for me to give out the instructions, which she carried out to perfection. I was amazed at the quality of services I enjoyed with Lisa; she knew all the styles in this world. I would her say yah to all the instructions I gave while I complete relaxed in her skilled hands. Every three seconds, I saw tension all over my body. I got very old quickly and I mean quickly. I think she is the best outcall massage in Hong Kong.

After I have finished dishing out the instruction, I then told her to carry out her best. I knew Lisa would try to excel because she has already shown that she is indeed a professional. She then took control. She went into me. At a moment, I thought I was in another world, because I never had that experience in my life. I will say that I had the best massage therapy of my life with Lisa. I also feel that she had the best of it too. When it was daybreak, the contract was ended and she was ready to go. I cannot afford to allow another person have Lisa the following night, so I horridly booked her for the remaining days I will stay at the Peak Hotel Victoria, Hong Kong.

We have developed a strong relationship such that anytime I am anywhere near Asia I will invite Lisa to join me. Today I am friendly with Lisa and that was because of the first class massage services she offered to me. She is the best therapist I have ever met. She has actually shown that Hong Kong therapy is indeed the best in Asia. It is a wonderful experience, which I will never forget.

My Unique Hong Kong Massage Experience Chapter 2

After welcoming her, Lisa demanded that we head to the bathroom to prepare me for the massage. She made some frantic gestures to me expressing her appreciation that I have invited her. I heard a lot about Hong Kong tantric massage, Lisa’s coming would afford me the opportunity to enjoy it. Therefore, I did not hesitate to heed her request to move to the bathroom to take a bath and prepare for the massage.

Lisa pulled off my clothes and took me inside for a memorable shower. She started the massage therapy right there at the shower room. I was amazed at her skill and professional hands. I began to wonder why she was so professional. I remembered that I chose her because she was rated very high. She wanted to show me why she was actually a professional therapist. She also wanted to win my heart forever so that I would never have the need to look elsewhere for massage therapy. On my part, I want to get one hundred percent values for the money I paid for her services.

I had actually wanted to hire different massage therapists for the few days I will stay in Hong Kong. I believed that would help me derive maximum benefit from the Hong Kong tantric massage. Lisa treated me like a baby; she cleaned all parts of my body thoroughly including my sore muscle. I was surprised at the professional way she cleaned my body, massaged my back, chest, legs and my buttock. I never knew there was a perfect way of massaging the buttock until I met Lisa. She cleaned the inflatable mattress on the bed, brought it down to the floor, and refreshed my body with fresh and nicely smelling oil for a body-to-body massage. Body-to-body massage at the floor was only a prelude to what I was going to enjoy the rest of that night…(to be con’t)

My Unique Hong Kong Massage Experience Chapter 1

I want to share with you my experience with Hong Kong massage therapist by name Ann Lisa. I came across her a few years ago when I was looking for a Hong Kong massage therapist. I have established a strong relationship with the outcall massage specialist such that I will always request for her services anytime I am in Victoria or any other parts of Hong Kong. I met Lisa when I travelled to Hong Kong for our annual professional tantric conference, which was scheduled to hold in Victoria, Hong Kong.

When I arrived at Peak hotel where I was offered accommodation by the organizers of the conference, I searched Hong Kong Yellow Pages for the best massage service in the capital. I viewed various profiles, pictures of some of the outcall massage girls in Victoria, and I have to order for the services of Lisa. I paid for her services that night and requested that she come to my hotel room. The rate for outcall massage therapist varies in Hong Kong. If you want a foot massage service, you have to pay HDK390; this was what I paid Lisa for the first night of my stay at the Peak Hotel. The cost for hotel reservation was HDK3110. This was paid by the professional organization that organized the annual conference. I paid the money through my credit card. Lisa was aged about 24 years; it did take up to two hours before she made it to my hotel room.

When Lisa walked into my hotel room, I was watching an interesting documentary aired in Hong Kong television. I was amazed that Lisa could speak perfect English. I later remembered that Hong Kong was once a British colony, it is not surprising that professionals like Lisa will be versatile in the English language to interact with foreign English speakers. She greeted me in English and I confessed that she was young and attractive. Before coming to Hong Kong, I was used to Asian massage therapist in Philippines. I saw something different in Lisa Ann. She is an amiable person to behold…(to be con’t)

The Path to become a Professional Hong Kong Outcall Massage Therapist

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw her smiling at me the most beautiful lips and teeth I had ever seen. She was tiny, yet she was stronger than I thought she would be as she took my hand and led me to where, I wasn’t sure. Her soft, pale skin shone in the dimly lit room as she placed towels and other objects on the bed knowing she would use them that night. She was a professional Hong Kong therapist. There is no other way to describe her as her long jet black hair whenever she touched me with her tiny hands. Her gentle voice soothed me as she encouraged me to lie down and wait for her to attend to me. My hotel room was transformed into a blissful paradise which made my hong kong massage experience more enjoyed than it had previously been.

I vividly remember feeling her tiny hands on my back as she rubbed fragrant oil into it with more skill than I thought she had. Her hands were amazing. They looked fragile, yet they were very powerful as she rubbed up and down my frame until I responded to her touch. She was really professional and experienced as she stroked my sore body with her finger tips until I cried out as I had never done before. I had used various hong kong massage outcall services before; however, none of the therapists thrilled me as my therapist did last night. I felt physically and emotionally connected to my therapist as she ran her hands down my spine until I totally relaxed as I had never relaxed before. It was almost as though her mind was glued to mine as she wrapped her hands around me and gazed into my eyes throughout the session.

I miss my wonderful therapist and I will continue to ask for her outcall massage service to enjoy the wonder relaxation again. There are plenty of outcall massage services in hong kong; however, my wonderful therapist won’t be there to attend my needs. I know I will stick with my therapist for years as I long to feel her arms around me as they were last night.

My Terrific Massage Therapist in Hong Kong

I look out the airplane window to see the Pacific Ocean below, the lights and life of Hong Kong a fading memory. So much happened on this trip, business, pleasure; Lili.

She told me her name was Lili, and in the hour we spent together, that was the only word we exchanged. She whispered it to me as I opened my hotel room door, so light was her knock I barely knew she was there. But she was there, I sensed her. I opened the door and there she stood, wearing a hand-embroidered silk dress, petite and smiling. Oh her smile, those full lips, those yearning almond eyes, one eye hid behind the flow of her hair over face.

She smiled, said her name, and drew a finger up to her moist lips, silencing my words but not my beating heart. She placed one hand on my chest as she entered the room, moving me backwards as easily as the wind blows a feather. She stopped, and for the first time I noticed her petite body as she stood in front of me. Sensing where my gaze fell, she giggled and pulled on the waist string of her dress. Her robe fell down around her feet, and I fell with, falling back on the bed.

She stood there, smiling, letting me drink her in. Her hands were small yet perfect, her arms slim. I reached a hand out to greet her, and she leaned into it, allowing me a moment of closeness as I felt her firm, and smooth, flawless hands. As if to delay me the pleasure of relaxation, she leaned back again, just out of my reach.

Lili must have sensed my need, my yearning for her massage. She stepped forward, and with a flick of her head I knew she was asking me to turn over. Tingling with anticipation I quickly threw off my robe and lay on my stomach. I felt the bed shift on either side of me as Lili straddled my sore body. She slid her way up me, and I could feel the smooth warmth of her massage oil, exposed flower on my spirit. She settled in the small of my back. The first moment she lay her hands on me was electric. The blood rushed to my head at her touch.

She began; a soft, slow, smooth massage that was like no other. Her hands played up and down my spine, and as she leaned in to reach my upper back and shoulders, I could feel the tips of her hair tickling my back. The sensation was heavenly. She used warm oils in a process that slowly built. With each caress I could feel her drawing me into her. Without sound, through the tips of her fingers and the palms of her hands I could sense her communicating with me, and I with her. My body and senses were heightened like never before. I felt transported, away from the hotel room, away from Hong Kong, away to place where only she and I inhabited. A place I never wanted to leave.

With expert timing and touch Lili reached around and under my shoulder pad and took me in her hand. I wanted to roll over to face her, to gaze into those almond eyes as she massaged me to total relaxation, but she held me down firm with her arms. As she did so she pressed her Thai herb ball deeper into the small of my back. The herb ball was so moist, so warm. With massage oil dripping with fragrance and it pooled in the small of my back, trickling down the sides of my body. The warmth, the moisture, the grip on me became all too much, and I quickly reached my total relaxation. She continued to hold me in her soft hand, gently moving with the to and fro of my muscle release until it was complete.

I must have fallen asleep, and I don’t know how much time had passed before I awoke to find her gone. If it were not for her herbal massage ball that still lay at the foot of the bed I would have thought if she was a dream. But she is not, and here, on this plane, as I sit in the dark I, finger the silky softness of her dress, concealed in my carry-on luggage, and wonder if ever again I will see my terrific massage therapist next time around.