This running tour is the combination of modern, old, lights, junk boats and culture. A whirlwind of impressions and a running tour that shows numerous sides of Hong Kong.
Starting on the Central and Western District Promenade, we run past many architectural masterpieces, including IFC by Cesar Pelli, HSBC Main Building by Norman Foster and Bank of China by I.M. Pei.
We continue our running tour by going through the giant “door” of the Central Government Complex by Rocco Yin at Tamar Park in Admiralty. From there, we will have great photo opportunities of all the illumiinated skyscrapers, as well as those further in Tsim Sha Tsui, on the opposite side of the harbour on Kowloon Peninsula.
As we approach closer to the seafront we see all sorts of ferries, junk boats and cruise ships – sharper contrasts are truly hard to find! Heading west from Western Market, the oldest surviving market building in the city, we enjoy the unique smell of Dried Seafood Street that has been there since the 19th Century. We continue our run and visit the stylish park dedicated to Dr. Sun Yat Sen, founding father of modern China. Remember to look across the water, where you can learn about the latest development of the West Kowloon Cultural District, and the terminus of the Express Rail Link connecting to mainland China on opposite Kowloon side.
If you choose this running tour in the evening, you have the best view of the “Symphony of Lights” – the world’s largest permanent light show according to Guinness World Records – where buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour will be illuminated by unique neon lights in an orchestrated sequence. An experience highly recommended!