Rehydrated, legs rested and sunscreen applied. It's time to leave the stunning city and harbour views of the Kowloon Public Pier at Tsim Sha Tsui and head north along Canton Road to my next destination, Kowloon Park.
If you are in the mood for some high-end fashion and have plenty of coin to drop, Canton Road is the place for you. All the big names line Canton Road: Rolex; Cartier; Louis Vuitton; Versace; Gucci; Prada and the list just continues. If you want a brand name item you will find it here on Canton Road. Also along Canton Road are annoying suit selling touts. Even though I showed no interest in their cheap prices they continued to spruik even when I was long past them. I am certain the touts are not locals, but cheap tailors from other areas of Hong Kong trying to steal business from the big names.
I didn't walk up Canton Road to do any shopping. I didn't even realise it was a high-end shopping strip. I only came this way to make my way to Kowloon Park. Don't the touts realise that a tourist in shorts, t-shirt, cap, joggers, backpack and a DLSR camera in hand isn't in a shopping mood? I actually felt a little self-conscious at first walking along Canton Road. I really don't fit in with all this style. But when I saw other tourist in the same touristy clothing I didn't feel so bad.
One of the more decadent shopping venues is Heritage 1881. I dare not step in as it looks way too fancy for me. But the building is absolutely beautiful.